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Joyce Lewis Payne

July 23, 1946 — March 27, 2019

Joyce Lewis Payne

 She was born in Lunenburg County, VA on July 23, 1946 and was 72 years old at her death.  She was the daughter of the late Hugo Osborne Lewis and the late Louise Ashworth Lewis and was married to Harvey William Payne who survives. She was an active member of First Crossroads Baptist Church.  She spent her entire career in the garment industry and retired as plant manager from the former South Boston Manufacturing.  She loved fishing, baking, doing things with her grandchildren, and her church.

Survivors include:
Her husband
Harvey William Payne of South Boston
Her son
Joe Eggleston of South Boston
Her daughter
Donna Alchin and husband Wayne of New Bern, NC
Two stepsons
Toby Payne and wife Tara of South Boston
Daniel Payne and wife Kelly of South Boston
Ten grandchildren
Four brothers
Norman Lewis and wife Doris of Colonial Heights
Claude Lewis and wife Nancy of Sutherland
Wayne Lewis and wife Patricia of Alton
Glenn Lewis and wife  Delores of Bracey
Two sisters
Rachel Poythress and husband Jerry of Henderson, NC
Linda Bishop and husband jimmy of Halifax
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends, and church family.

Preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marvin Lewis and Rayford Lewis

A memorial service will be held at First Crossroads Baptist Church on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dan Ward officiating.

The family will receive friends at her home.

For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, PO Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558, Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department, 1002 Melon Road, South Boston, VA 24592, God’s Pit Crews, 2499 North Main Street, Danville, VA 24540, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Crossroads Baptist Church

1008 Melon Rd, South Boston, VA 24592

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