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Marie A. Payton

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Marie A. Payton Notice
Payton, Marie A. (NEE Adams) Entered the peace of eternal life on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the age of 88. Beloved wife for 20 years of the late Charles Payton. Loving mother of David M. (Sharon) Perry, Crista M. Payton, mutual best friends, and the late Craig M. Payton. Dear sister of Margo (the late Ronald) Riddle, Philip (the late Brenda) Adams and of the late Raymond and Vonley Adams. Further survived by granddaughter, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous good friends. Marie worked at Nicolet high school as a librarian and in the Learning Center. She later worked as a kindergarten teacher at MPS 92nd St. School, helping children discover their God-given gifts. After retirement, she continued working at Elektra Lights and Fans as a bookkeeper. She was energetic and adventurous, a kind and loving soul who gave life her very best. She was a woman of strong faith and very active in her church, choirs, social groups and volunteer work. She had a passion for traveling, especially with her daughter Crista. Together they enjoyed experiencing the many God-given wonders and beauties of this world. Marie will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Family will greet friends on Friday, June 15, from 5 to 7 PM at Feerick Funeral Home. Family will also great friends on Saturday, June 16 from 10 to 11 AM at St. Mark AME church, 1616 West Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, followed by a memorial honoring Marie's life at 11 AM. Internment at Wood National Cemetery will be private for the family. Memorials in Marie's name may be made to the Payton Family c/o the Feerick Funeral Home.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 16, 2018
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