OBITUARY

Brenda Gail Payne

September 14, 1947October 14, 2020
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Brenda Gail Rambo Payne, age 73, of Johnson City, Tennessee, God called a very special angel home on October 14th, 2020 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Dana Robert Rambo, Sr. and Beatrice Honeycutt Rambo Garland(Leonard Garland). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son-in-Law: Lloyd Yonce.

Brenda was the heart of her family and always made everyone feel welcome. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Brenda had a strong faith in our Lord. She was a member of Harrison Christian Church, and in particular loved her Women’s Group. Brenda was a former member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Payne Sr.; children: Joe Payne Jr. (Wendy), Lisa Morley (Mike), Lora Yonce (Darin Honeycutt), and Amy Birchfield (David); Brother: Dana Robert (Bob) Rambo Jr. ; Special Niece: Vicki Diane Rambo; Grandchildren: John Payne, LtCmdr. Daniel Denton (LtCmdr. Katarina), Heather Allen (Phil), Nicholas Payne, Dave Birchfield (Chelsea), Brittney Birchfield, Alex Yonce ; Great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Aiden, Kara, JT, Dayton, Kimberlyn, Azariah, Sofia, and Amelia; and special friends: David Sanders and Debbie McGhee

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Harrison Christian Church, 2517 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City. A Celebration of Life service will follow with Rev. Susan Arnold and Pastor Brian Powell officiating. Those unable to attend, may view the livestream of the service by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MonteVistaMemorial/

Due to COVID-19, for everyone’s protection, all visitors are required to wear a mask and social distancing will be observed.

A private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Garden of the Cross at Monte Vista Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their thanks to the nursing staff of the Covid Unit at Holston Valley Medical Center for all their love and care.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Brenda Gail Payne and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe Payne, Sr., Husband
  • Joe Payne, Jr. (Wendy), Son
  • Lisa Morley (Mike), Daughter
  • Lora Yonce (Darin Honeycutt), Daughter
  • Amy Birchfield (David), Daughter
  • Dana Robert (Bob) Rambo, Jr., Brother
  • Vicki Diane Rambo, Special Niece
  • John Payne, Grandson
  • LtCmdr. Daniel Denton (LtCmdr. Katarina), Grandson
  • Heather Allen (Phil), Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Payne, Grandson
  • Dave Birchfield (Chelsea), Grandson
  • Brittney Birchfield, Granddaughter
  • Alex Yonce, Grandson
  • Brenda is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Aiden, Kara, JT, Dayton, Kimberlyn, Azariah, Sofia and Amelia; and special friends: David Sanders and Debbie McGhee.

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Committal Service & Inurnment

Memories

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June Horton

October 18, 2020

Lisa, Mike and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

Elizabeth Slagle

October 18, 2020

Such a beautiful lady inside and out...
since the first time I met you, I always enjoyed being around you and your family. Thank you for being so awesome, loving and a special person. Until we meet again in heaven.

Love always,
Elizabeth F. Slagle

Brenda Bennett Campbell

October 17, 2020

Bobby,
Sorry for your loss just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you.

Paula Rambo

October 16, 2020

I am sorry about Brenda. She was always a very sweet and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Paula

Kathy and Joe Carder

October 16, 2020

Joe and family, I was following Lisa’s posts on Facebook regarding Brenda and your health. Joe and I have been praying for you and the entire family during this very difficult time. The news just broke our hearts when we found out about her passing. We will continue to keep all of you in prayer. May God grant you the comfort and peace during the difficult days ahead. We don’t feel comfortable being in a crowd and will watch the service online.
Joe and Kathy Carder

John Rolstead

October 15, 2020

Love you Brenda,
I really appreciate the love you showed to Elaine and I when we moved next door 7 years ago. You were always a good friend to Elaine. You made the holidays a joyful time for two new Tennesseans! You will be greatly missed.

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