Edward Bryant Payne, Jr. was born the 2nd child of the late Edward Bryant and Lucy Pearson Payne on March 19, 1945. He received Christ at an early age with the membership at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Tallassee, Alabama. He later faithfully attended St. Paul United Methodist Church.

He received his education from R.R. Moton High School and graduated with the class of 1966.

He was a devoted caretaker of his brother Herman for over 20 years. He also took on the responsibility of helping to raise and nurture his, nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Pearson Payne, father Edward Payne, Sr. and brother, Herman Payne, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted sister-in-law Bernadine S. Payne, nieces Bernadette P. Bowman (Roy), Luci P. Jackson (Devin), nephew Herman Payne, Jr. (Deanna), niece Christina Dawn Williams (Daniel), a loyal great-nephew and caretaker, Melrico O. Jones. A host of other nieces, nephews, relativies, and friends.

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Montgomery, AL 36108
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