Denise L. Payne of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2020. She was born on July 20, 1974 in Knox, IN. On October 31, 2014, Denise married Rodney S. Payne in Plymouth, IN. She was fondly known to family and friends at “Nikki” or “One East Denise”.
Denise was extremely active at New Beginnings Church in Winamac where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and others. Denise had a contagious smile and laugh that lit up the room. She never met a stranger and was full of kindness.
Denise worked as a CNA at Pulaski Memorial Hospital and was a loving caregiver to her patients. She never sat down during a shift! Denise had a great sense of humor and loved a good practical joke (just ask her co-workers!).
The most important part of Denise’s life was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, foster mom, and grandma. Denise will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
She is survived by:
Rodney S. Payne, Winamac, IN Husband
Alyshia (Karl) Rebeck, Winamac, IN Daughter
Alexis Wireman, Hamlet, IN Daughter
Josh Wireman, Winamac, IN Son
Raelynn Payne, Plymouth, IN Step Daughter
One beloved foster daughter
Madison “Maddy” Carter, Granddaughter
Ziya Wireman, Granddaughter
Zander Wireman, Grandson
One grandson on the way
Rev. Samuel and Debra Clemons Humphries, Carrollton, GA Parents
Keith Dollahan, Knox, IN Biological Father
Carey (Mark) Acord, Mt. Zion, GA Sister
Amanda (Brooks) Proctor, Carrollton, GA Sister
7 Nieces and Nephews: Jacob, Samuel, Jordan, Uriah, Paris, Briylee, and Kynlee
Cleary Clemons, Knox, IN Maternal Grandma
Rick and Rita Payne, Winamac, IN Dad-in-law and Mom-in-law
Rick (Heather) Payne, Gallatin, TN Brother-in-law
Randy (Kim) Payne, Winamac, IN Brother-in-law
7 Nieces-in-law and Nephews-in-law: Sydney, Kane, Jacob, Kaleigh, Shae, Ebyn, and Jaydin
Monna Lou Luttrell, Winamac, IN Grandma-in-law
Preceded in death by:
JR Dollahan, Brother
Emily McGee, Niece
Phyllis Dollahan, Paternal Grandmother
Dean Dollahan, Uncle
Visitation will be from 2-8 PM EST Friday, March 6, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, March 7, 2020 at New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Winamac, IN. with Rev. Brent Smith and Rev. Samuel Humphries officiating.
Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Winamac, IN.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortaury.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.