Nellie Payne

nellie payne

May 30, 1933 ~ March 6, 2024

Born in: Marshall, NC
Resided in: Mint Hill, NC

Mrs. Nellie Payne slipped away quietly at home in the morning hours of March 6, 2024. Her strong belief in the Lord carried her through her 90 years.

Born on May 30, 1933, to the late Eula Jarrett Payne and James Bascombe Payne, she was the second born in the family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clarence Payne, her older brother, James Jr. Payne, and her younger sister, Ruby Marie Plantinga.

She was a native of Madison County and spent most of her family life in Buncombe County with immediate family members, finally retiring from Piccadilly Restaurant in 2000.

Surviving are a son, Chris Payne; two daughters, Pat Worley and Denise Walsh; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave., Asheville from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, 901 Aiken Rd, Asheville, NC 28804.


Visitation: March 8, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: March 9, 2024 11:00 am

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. Pat and Chris I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing.May God bless and keep you and your families in the coming days. It has been many years since I have talked to you but I have never forgotten you all.Take care and know my prayers and thoughts are with you. Judy (Worley) Taylor

  2. To Nellie’s family: I am so sorry to hear of Nellie’s passing. I enjoyed so much talking with her by phone. She was always so pleasant. Will be thinking of you in thoughts and prayers.

  3. Patsy and Chris So sorry to hear of your loss. My family and I knew Nellie from years ago and went to church with you all. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for you all. Earlene Tweed Ball and Michael

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