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Ernest Payne Sr.


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Payne, Ernest Sr.
1953 - 2018
Ernest M. Payne, Sr., age 64, born July 17, 1953 in Columbus, OH, passed away March 23, 2018. A graduate of East High School, he attended True Church of Jesus Christ and retired from Cottman Transmissions where he worked as a mechanic. Ernest enjoyed repairing and rebuilding cars, fishing, and conversing with his neighbors and friends. He was blessed to survive a battle with cancer when, in 2011, the disease went into remission. Preceded in death by mother Hattie Mae Brown, father William Nelson Payne, Sr., and sister JoAnn Harris. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon Payne; daughters, Tamala Payne, Brandie Payne, and Sandreana Stirtmire, son, Ernest Payne, Jr. (Jessica); dear niece, Shamera (Jason) Lyles and grandson, Casey Goodson, Jr., both of whom he raised as his own children; sisters, Candis L. Payne, Marie (Gary) Harris, and Eleanor McAfee; brother, William N. Payne, Jr.; granddaughters, Lania, Kaylee, Janae, JáMyah, Destiny, Brianna, Sani, Jaiden, Zina, Arianna, Mia, Tianna, Rihanna, LeQuita, and Sabra; grandsons, Bredlen Jr., David, Darrius, Cameron, Malaki, Amare, Darryl Jr., and Pierre; great granddaughter, Leiyah; brother-in-law, Ulysses Simmons; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where his family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the start of service. To send flowers and offer condolences to the Payne family, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 29, 2018
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