Payne, Jerry Lee "Duke"
Jerry Lee "Duke" Payne, 48, fought a courageous battle with cancer. He ended his fight on June 9, 2014. Duke was born March 17, 1966, in Owassa, AL to the late Willie Jean and Ruby Lee Payne. He was predeceased by siblings, Billy, Lacrita, Janice, and Terry Payne. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; his children, Larry, Jahrod, Justin, Nicole, and Jay; a grandchild, Janiya. Duke is also survived by his siblings, Larry (Sandra), Tony, James, Curtis (Kim), Gary, Brenda, Jeanette Cirulli, Mary Louise (Charles), Presley and Sharon Payne, as well as Tyrone and Terry Maxwell; 36 nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews, and aunts, uncles and cousins. Duke was a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed truck driving, fishing, road trips, and spending time with family and friends. He was our Superman!!
Allen Memorial Home
511 E. Main St. Endicott, NY 13760
Published in Ithaca Journal from June 11 to June 13, 2014