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August 13, 2010
Dear Payne, Brown & Wilson Families! I cannot begin to tell you how much we miss Val. She was a wonderful, gifted, dynamic and blessed woman. Val was an esteemed woman and my condolences are sent to you. Please let me know whenever I can be of assistance... Your Mom was SO very special!! Love, Elaine T.
August 13, 2010
She will be missed. The holidays with her family were always delightful. To the Payne's sorry for your lost.
August 11, 2010
To the Payne Family:

This is Juston Jones, one of Brenda Jones's sons and I just wanted to send out my sympathy to the family. The Lord NEVER puts more on us than we can bare and I know he has a plan for each of you. I appreciate all the memories from Valerie and January, MAY GOD BLESS!!!!!
August 09, 2010
I was out of town, So sorry to hear upon my return. I shall never forget it was Val that brought me back to my father's family after 40 sum years. I still cherish all the information she sent me about our family history.
She is missed and will always be loved.
August 08, 2010
Dear Payne Family, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We have enjoyed watching Jurdan grow up on the stage at East and we will keep you in our prayers. The Egner Family
August 07, 2010
To the Payne family from the Williamson family...all of you are such a wonderful presence in our lives, and we will always cherish the special friendship that we had with Val. We are blessed to have so many warm memories...always know that we are just a phone call away. Love James, Frances, Valecia & Family, Anjel & Family
August 07, 2010
Carl and family ,Valerie will be greatly missed by all those that she touched throughout her life. Let us thank God for sharing Valerie with all of us who was fortunate to have known her.
August 07, 2010
Dear Jurdon, I never mt your mom but we have been writing back an forth for well over two years. She has been such a wonderful long distance friend to me I shall miss her dearly. I send to you and your family my deepest condolences. We all shall meet again. my love to you. Jesse Coston the uncle of Elaine. in Germany
August 07, 2010
Family,

I met Val through Vera and it was truly a blessing as well as an honor; she was a beautiful lady. I know that your heart is heavy and that you will miss her dearly, so I pray that you will hold on to all of the wonderful memories of joy and laughter...treasure them as they do bring comfort. Today, as I say farewell, I will say it, knowing that God has a plan and Val is helping him implement it.
August 07, 2010
Courtney & Family,

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate the life of wonderful person.

I pray that God gives you the strength and the courage to deal with your sorrow and to somehow turn your pain into joy...My deepest sympathy to you all.

God Bless,
August 07, 2010
Courtney & Family,

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate the life of a wonderful person.

I pray that God gives you the endurance and the strength to deal with your sorrow and somehow turn your pain into joy...My deepest sympathy to you all.

God Bless,
August 07, 2010
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Although I never met her face-to-face, I felt like I knew her through all the stories January would tell. I could see her spirit/kindness/character through J. May God put peace in your hearts.
August 06, 2010
Carl, Courtney, January, Trey, Jurdon:

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Valarie will be missed, however, you have many good memories of the loving person she was.
May God Bless your family.
August 06, 2010
Courtney,

My heart has been heavy for you and your family all week. I thank God that he sent Val Jean Payne on this side so that she could make her mark in this world---more importantly that she gave birth to the amazing woman and friend you are. My prayers are with you all. I love you CPete.

God Bless,
August 06, 2010
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping
for that which has been your delight.
August 06, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I worked with Val at the Turnpike for a long while and she was a joy to be around.

nancy hocker
August 06, 2010
to pyane and wilson family
may god bless all in this very sad time
val and i have been next door neighbor for yrs growiing up she will be truely missed
August 06, 2010
Payne Family,

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time of Valerie's sudden passing. May God continue to comfort you and yours! Love, the Gumby's
August 06, 2010
To the Payne Family,
All the prayers & support from family & friends will help ease the pain we all feel from the loss of cousin valerie,she will be missed.
August 06, 2010
To the Payne/Wilson family,
Very shocked to hear of my sister-in-laws' passing. My condolences to all. Valerie was a sucessful woman in business and family. Be very proud she was your daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend. I'm sure she has passed her values on just as her strong, beautiful mother has done. Remember the good times and who she was until you are reunited once again.
Love,
Kate Wilson-Good
August 06, 2010
Nicol, I send my sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Valerie was one of the nicest people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The memory of her looking over the top of her glasses brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. I hope that your family will find peace in the memories of times together and know the blessing of having had the chance to be a part of her life.

My prayers and thoughts are with you!
August 06, 2010
To the Payne Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 06, 2010
Courtney; I offer my sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family while you grieve the passing of your mother. I know she meant so much to your family, as all mothers do. Just know that as you miss her physically, she'll remain a part of your spirit forever, as all the love and wisdom she has given you thus far cannot be lost or forgotten.
August 06, 2010
To Courtney & Family...My Thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family.
August 06, 2010
Carl and Family,

I only knew Valerie since she joined Rotary a little over a year ago. During our conversations at Rotary Luncheons, she often spoke of how proud she was of her family. She was a shining star in the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Her fellow Rotarians will miss her beaming smile and conversations at lunch on Mondays. When dusk turns to darkness in the evening and we see the shining stars in the heavens, we will remember Valerie and smile! God bless you all.
August 05, 2010
'' TO the Payne Family.
O LORD. Ihave lived this day to bury one I LOVE. My gratitude is as full as my grief, and my peace is as deep as my pain-- all because of you. I need you as never before. Shepherd my soul through these dry and heavy days.
You send us to this earth for a season, and then You receive us again unto Yourself. I understand this cycle, but I wasn't quite as ready to let go of this one as I thought I'd be. All my life I've known that someday this would happen, but the finality and reality of it are piercing. One thing I know, that death cannot KILL LOVE and human can't bury it. On this, my Loved one's resurrection day, I give You praise for a life lived well
Rita Thomas-Williamson ( Harrisburg P.A )
August 05, 2010
I was saddend to learn of Valerie's passing. My condolences to the Payne Family. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything in the future.
August 05, 2010
To the Payne Family: How saddened we are to hear that your beloved wife, mother, Nana, friend and supporter will not be physically present with you until we also pass the way she has led. Thank you for sharing her with us at East. Always pleasant, always positive, always supportive of all the students--memories we also shall cherish. We cannot begin to know the heartache you are experiencing. We pray that the peace that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds and that love that never fails will sustain you. We carry you in our hearts and bless you with the peace of Christ.
August 05, 2010
Greggory Thomas, Sr. and family: The thought of you being gone is hard to imagine or believe, but knowing that God has Blessed you all these years is an inspiration to believe and know that the hope of Eternal Life rested in your heart and displayed in your life. Forever to be remembered and missed, your long-time friend.
Greggory
August 05, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 05, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 05, 2010
Jurdan and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
August 05, 2010
Carl: My heart goes out to you and your family. The emotional impact of a sudden loss of someone so special can be devastating. May God help you take comfort in your fond memories of Val. I wish you and your children inner peace in the days to come.
August 05, 2010
Carl and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Val's passing. She was such a beautiful woman inside and out and loved you all so very much. I enjoyed talking with her and helping her make plans to take care of each of you. She radiated her love for the family. She will truly be missed and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tara McHugh (PSECU Financial Services)
August 05, 2010
To The Payne Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Val was such a beautiful,encouraging person. She was not only her own children's greatest cheerleader, but she took the time to encourage others. We are so grateful for the times we shared with her during Jurdan's years with SYC. We are praying God's comfort and peace that passes all understanding be with you.

Glenn and Cynthia Williams and Family.
August 05, 2010
To Courtney and Family,
Our condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mother.

The Calmeise/Darden Family
Jack and Jill, PG. Co.
August 05, 2010
Val was an amazing woman.. she was so devoted to her family, and her extended family at East High. She wasn't just another "parent of a student", she was a mentor, an aid, and a friend. She will be missed, but never forgotten in our hearts.
August 05, 2010
Courtney & Family,

My prayers are with you at this time. May God continue to comfort you and your family during this time.

Royce Slade Morton
Upper Marlboro, MD
Jack and Jill of America
Prince George's County
August 05, 2010
August 05, 2010
To Carl & family, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing.May God stregnthen you as well as the many family members & friends during this difficult time.I never personally met you Carl but I also work for HHC /billing dept. Please keep the memories alive in your heart for this is how you will be able to cope w/ the loss along w/ a strong faith in God! Remember "To be absent from the body is to be present w/ the Lord" To Ms La' Delle, whom I know very well(friend of my mother's as well/Mrs Roberta Phoenix) You have not lost a dear friend,but gained a Guardian angel to forever watch over you!. May God shower the family w/ peace & blessings.

Sincerely Ms Robin Hall & family
August 05, 2010
Courtney, my prayers and the prayers of your Jack and Jill family in Prince George's County are with you and your family. May God bring your the comfort that you need during this time.
August 05, 2010
To The Payne Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Perhaps it will help to ease your sadness if you know that Valerie will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family, and that Ron and I share in your sadness. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow and look to Him to ease your pain.
August 05, 2010
Courtney and family, You are all in our prayers. Love you all.

Mr.& Mrs. Jarrad J. Smith, Sr. and family
August 05, 2010
Please accept our deepest sympathies...
God covers Valerie; giving "Grace and Strength" to you the family during this homegoing moment.. God's Blessing's
Robert J. Dillard & Family
August 05, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Val. She was a very beautiful person inside and out. She will surely be missed. May she rest in peace.
August 05, 2010
To Carl, Courtney, January, Tre and Jurdin; Mrs.Wilson, Antone and Tanya; the rest of the Payne and Wilson families:

I have been blessed to have been a .friend of Valerie's for over 30 years. I must say she was a wonderful, caring and loving person. She took great pride in her family which always seemed to be at the top of her list.

She will be greatly missed by all who came to know her.

May she rest in peace.

God bless your family and keep you.
August 05, 2010
CARL & FAMILY,
Thoughts and prayers from someone who
cares. I'm truly going to miss our
beautiful cousin. God bless you and your family during this time.
Cousin Vernell & Family
Miller/Carter/Young
August 05, 2010
Carl and Family - I am in disbelief. It is so hard to contemplate the idea that Val is gone. Though I can not be there with you, my thoughts and prayers are. My condelences to you and may the family be enveloped in God's loving arms during this very difficult time. Love, Lisa Sloane
August 05, 2010
Dear Payne Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife and mother. She was a joy to watch when her darling baby boy performed his magic on stage! Jurdan, please know that our door is always open to you. Our prayers will be with your family in the difficult days to come.
August 05, 2010
Carl and Family,

I was truly saddened to hear about Val. I will always remember her as a very vital and beautiful woman. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Conjar (PHFA)
August 05, 2010
To the Payne and Wilson Family
What a beautiful life she lived. You have all been blessed to have shared in such an amazing love. Hold on to that love as you go through this difficult time. May you be comforted to know there are so many people praying for you all.
August 05, 2010
To the family of Valerie (Wilson) Payne

We are sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of Valerie. We hope you will find peace and strength in your faith, family and friends at this time of loss.

Would a member of the family at a later time please REGISTER Valerie so she will also be honored and remembered in the HISTORICAL PRESERVATION RECORD of those who attended JOHN HARRIS HIGH SCHOOL, as she was a cherished member of the Class of 1968.

Please go to www.johnharrishighschool.ORG and submit the information for VALERIE using the REGISTER HERE page. Please feel free to register all other family members who attended Harris as well.

God Bless…..JHHS Classmates
August 05, 2010
To the Family,

We send these words of comfort in your time of bereavement. Val, rest in peace.

Tenderly...
May God's love heal your sorrow.
Gently...
May the prayers of friends
ease your hurting.
Softly...
May God's peace replace your heartache
with warm and loving memories.
August 05, 2010
I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am.

Yolanda, Turnpike employees
August 04, 2010
Carl & family,
I was sadden to learn of the death of your wife, mother, grandmother and all the other special titles that Valerie held within your family. Hold your heads high and think of the love that she shared with you. I will keep you in my prayers as you go through these difficult times.
August 04, 2010
Valerie's energy brightened the family gatherings- she will truly be missed. She loved you all so much...I am so sorry for your loss.
Peace & Love to you.
August 04, 2010
Courtney, we send out deepest condolences and pray much for you and your family. May God hold you all close during this time. Many blessings.- Andrea (Kemp) and Michael Ford (Stafford, VA)
August 04, 2010
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
August 04, 2010
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
August 04, 2010
Courtney, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother. Clearly she was a wonderful role model to you as you are such a beautiful mother yourself. You and all of your family are in my prayers. Love you!
August 04, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 04, 2010
Courtney,

PJ and I are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. I know how much of a special and beautiful person she was to you. Your mother will continue to smile down upon you all from the heavens, that she'll always be proud of each and everyone of you. When times get hard, look to our Heavenly Father for comfort, for He will not let you suffer forever...You will NEVER forget her, but the pain will get a little easier, in due time. Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your entire family!!
August 04, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 04, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
August 04, 2010
Payne Family,
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time of loss. I had the pleasure of working with Val on the Obama campaign. Being with her and Vera was like being reunited at a high school reunion; she knew me at that time as Linda Green. I will always cherish those memories, especially Val's bright smile that could light up a room. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
August 04, 2010
Courtney, thinking of you and praying for your family. Your Mom's light will shine forever.

Dee Perkins, National Council of Negro Women, Mitchellville-Bowie
August 04, 2010
Courtney, We are sorry to hear of you loss of your beloved mother, you and your family are in our prayers always if you need anything please let us know, Love always your sisters from National Council of Negro Women, Mitchelville-Bowie.
August 04, 2010
Courtney & family -
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Valerie was a beautiful woman, inside and out. I would see her occasionally and she always greeted me with a beautiful smile and warm hug. May God comfort and keep you all during this difficult time. Love ya...your cousin Karla
August 04, 2010
Dear Payne Family, I worked with Val for over 10 years and she was always kind and helpful to myself and others.
God Bless you in this time of loss, but do try to celebrate the thousands of people she touched in her short life.
August 04, 2010
To Valerie's family,
I was in your loved one's physical presence only a few times (I was a close friend of her deceased cousin Marilyn in Baltimore), but we got to know one another well via email.
Valerie was an astute, politically aware person with a great sense of humor. We both felt a deep pride in the accomplishments of our kids.
I will miss our email exchanges, but I'll never forget the friendship we shared. She was a wonderful person.
Bless all of you.
August 04, 2010
August 4, 2010
To Valerie's Husband and Family:
Deepest sympathy for the loss of such a vibrant, intelligent, diligent and loving person - Valerie. However, the consolation is that she is wrapped in the arms of Our Lord and Saviour - Jesus Christ. She would say to all of us that she is sorry to leave us but shes fine! Please let the great memories console your heart.
Valerie was a great leader of the PA UCP Committee and I was one of the co-laborers with her. She will truly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Love Brenda Macklin
August 04, 2010
for a very dear and near friend we grew up as next door neighbors for
years will be truly missed may the family find comfort in this time of sorrow lenora wilbon (norrie)
August 04, 2010
Jan, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Some things are very hard to understand and with having trust in God is all we can do. He will help you with comfort and show you guidance during this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.....Love Krissy
August 04, 2010
I will remember her kind words, great sense of humor and warm smile. Rest in Peace my soror. May the family find comfort, through memories, during this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2010
My dear sweet Valerie, I can so remember the fun times we had as children growing up in HP. The giggles, the overnight stays at Aunt Ruby's, and Uncle Harold's. You were such a bright light in everyone's life. Though we did not see each other after I moved away, you were always in my heart. I pray many blessings, and much comfort for your family during this time. Love to All Donna Bigelow
August 04, 2010
Carl and Family,

What a huge loss that talented, beautiful, smart, resourceful Valerie has passed on. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wonderful memories will keep her in all of our hearts.

Lyn Kirshenbaum
August 04, 2010
Life.....so fragile, Loss....so sudden, Hearts....so broken! In the wake of such a loss, we are haunted by things we dont, and may never understand. What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why she left this earth so soon, or why she left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that she died, but that she lived. And that her life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Aunt Valerie was such an amazing woman, an inspiration to everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her. I have learned so much from her over the years and will remember her always. She will truly be missed. I love you guys!!!
August 04, 2010
Dear Jurdan and family,
We are very saddened to learn of your loss. Please know you are in our family's thoughts and prayers. Val was a very kind and giving person and so well accomplished. She will missed by everyone, but good memories will endure and hopefully lessen the pain of her loss. We hope that you are comforted by the fact that she is now in the arms of the Lord. May God comfort you and grant you peace in this time.
Stan, Amy, Jonathan, Graham, Evan and Hannah Zimmerman
August 04, 2010
Our thoughts and condolences are with you, and may the Lord hold you in his everlasting love.
August 04, 2010
Our thoughts are with you, and may the Lord hold you in his everlasting love. Rest in peace Aunt Valerie
August 04, 2010
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Payne,Crosson-Brown and Hunter Family. I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Mrs. Payne at a dear friends party. She was the most Extraordinary, gentle, smart, kind and loving person I have ever met. I thank God for giving me that time to meet such a person. I will miss her deeply but remember that time.
August 04, 2010
You'll surely be missed...Unc. Red
August 04, 2010
May God Bless and Keep you through your times of sorrow.

Pat Barnes
from Baltimore
August 04, 2010
Courtney and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Some things are very hard to understand and trusting God is all we can do. May His love provide you comfort and show you guidance during this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
August 04, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 04, 2010
To the Payne and Wilson Family...I am very sorry to hear of your lost. Knowing Val and the family since Balm Street, I know that she has gone on to a better place keeping watch over everyone as she always does. She will be forever in ours hearts and in our thoughts. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
August 04, 2010
Courtney, January, and family, reflect and celebrate the blessings you have received as a result of your beloved. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
August 04, 2010
Valerie, you surely will be missed! My thoughtsand prayers are with your family! Rest in peace until we all meet again!
Lovingly,
Diana (Brandon) Falana
August 04, 2010
My thoughts and Prayers go to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Payne at a party for a dear friend. I can say she was the most Extraordinary, kind, gentle, smart and loving women I have ever met. I will miss her and I am glad that I had the chance to know her. She will be missed dearly. God Bless the family.
August 04, 2010
To Courtney and family,

Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to you during this trying time. Your loss is truly great, and we ask that God bless, comfort you and grant you peace.
August 04, 2010
Payne Family,

Praying the Lord will hold you especially close and comfort you through the coming days and that you'll be strengthened by the Love of Family and Friends.

With Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers
August 04, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 04, 2010
Courtney and Family, Please know that you are very much in my prayers at this time of sorrow.
August 04, 2010
Dear January, I am so, so sorry for your family's loss. My family and church and sorors pray for your peace and solace at this time. We so hope that your cherished memories will ease your grief.
August 04, 2010
Jurdan and Family:

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson
August 04, 2010
Courtney and family, thinking of and praying for you during this difficult time. May your loving memories give you strength and comfort. Love, Cathy Grantham
August 04, 2010
Courtney and family -

We are praying all of you during this difficult time. Your mother will forever live in your hearts, dreams and memories. Lean on the Lord and He will grant you perfect peace and understanding.

Eric and Dara Bostic
August 04, 2010
My deepest felt condolences to the Payne family , I only knew Valerie for a short time but I was so impressed with how she opened up her home to make you feel comfortable and part of her family . I know the pain is overwhelming but just look to the Lord and He will make a way , believe.

Renee Chase ( Harrisburg, Pa.)
August 04, 2010
Courtney and family, I am very sorry for this lost that your family has experienced. Lean on the Lord for strength and comfort. Love Jonathan and Wendi Howard (Bowie, MD)
August 04, 2010
Coutney and family I'm so sorry for you lost.Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. Love Michael and Keturah Adams
August 04, 2010
Courtney and family, I am so sorry for the lost of your beloved mother. May God bless, comfort, and keep you during this difficult time. Love Andre and Jami Brooks
August 04, 2010
Payne Family,
Please know that you are lifted in my prayers. Lean on the Lord and hold to His hands.
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