Loretta Lee Hall Payne
- April 13, 1947 - February 19, 2013
- Indianapolis, Indiana
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Ms. Loretta Lee Hurst-Payne
was the only child born to Dawson Hall and Sadie Lee Hall on April 13, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, who preceded her in death. She was raised by her grandparents Green R. Boykin and Sara Lee Boykin after the death of her parents. Loretta received her diploma from David G. Farragut High School in Chicago, Illinois. She also attended Ivy Tech college where she focused on obtaining her child care certification.
She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age. She united with Greater Galilee Institutional Missionary Baptist Church. She served faithfully on the nurses board and the deaconess board for many years before moving her membership to Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Loretta moved to the Northwest side of town to be closer to her family. She began worshipping with her family at New Life Worship Center where she later became a member.
One day while she was hanging out with her best friend minding her business when she was approached by "Prince charming", Willie (Sonnie) B. Hurst. She fell deeply in love with him not only because of his good looks but because of his kind heart, his family values, and love for God. They were united in holy matrimony on June 14, 1966. Within this union she adopted her precious baby girl, Lillie. Two other children, LaDonna and Latrice were added to this loving union years later. Sonnie preceded Loretta in death. She later married William Payne and to this union was born her pride and joy, Antwuan.
Loretta worked her first job when she was 15 years old at a bakery in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation she was employed with Aldens in Chicago, Illinois. Her first job in Indianapolis was at the Kidney Foundation of Indiana where she worked as a customer service representative. She later worked at True Care Academy as a teacher assistant.
Loretta had two priorities in her life, God and family. She loved her family more than anything. She taught her children to love each other unconditionally, and when all else failed we had God and we had each other. This is Loretta's legacy that will be shared for generations to come.
Loretta departed this life on February 19, 2013 at 4:50 p.m. at the age of 65.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, Lillie Horner, LaDonna Grace, Latrice Patterson (Kent), and Antwuan Payne sr. (Anita). Grandchildren, Demarcus Hurst, Latousha Hurst, Latoya Payne, Raylan Parker, Christen Parker, Pearson grace IV, Diamond Johnson, Keniyah Patterson, Marcquise Wilson, Antwuan Payne Jr., and Faith Payne. 8 Great-grand children and a host of family and friends. Close the book but remember the story.
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