Judith Gaye Payne, 67, of Chester, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Retreat Hospital.
Born in Wise County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Adams Miller, and was preceded in death by two siblings, Billie Joyce Tankersley and Roger Miller.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Gerald S. Payne; her children, Alan Payne, Genene Banty and husband, David, and Mark Payne; grandchildren, Ashley Crist and husband, Matthew, Samantha Mingloski, Emma, Brooke and David Banty; great-grandchild, Maryn Crist; siblings, Donald Miller and wife, Patricia, Ronald Miller and wife, Nancy, Albert R. Miller, Johnny Ray Miller and wife, Denise, Jackie Miller and Janice Miller; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Funeral services will be private. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to VCU Massey Cancer Center, 401 College St., Richmond, VA 23298. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com