Theresa A. Payne
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Age 53, of Canton died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in her home following an extended illness. She was born in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 29, 1959. She was employed as a phlebotomist for Mercy Medical Center and Aultman Hospital for 20 years and had been a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Theresa had served as past president of Canton City Schools Local #161A, was an advocate for the Domestic Violence Project, was instrumental in leading teams to help at 'ground zero' in New York City and had served as a missionary to Syria. Preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Guinaldo; one brother, Edward Guinaldo; one grandson, Christopher Clark.
Survived by her husband of 35 years, James E. Payne; one daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Matthew Fox of Canton; one son and daughter-in-law, Craig and April Payne of Massillon; five grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan, Cody, Kyle and Aiden; one brother, Tony Guinaldo of Canton; her beloved service dog, Queenie.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on South Cleveland Ave. with Rev. Walter Arrington officiating. Interment in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.
Published in The Repository on Jan. 3, 2013