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Verona Lee Payne

December 9, 1941 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 79)


Verona Lee Payne

SANTA FE - Mrs. Verona Lee Payne passed from this life Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:40 a.m., in Webster.

Born December 9, 1941 in Houston, Texas, to Bill and Helen Lee. Verona had been a resident of Santa Fe since 2008, previously of Houston.

She was a lifetime member of the Houston Life Stock Show and Rodeo and spent many years working with the Ben Johnson Roping and Cutting and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

She loved spending time with her animals, Gus, Smokey, Abby, Lucky and Toodles. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and watching NASCAR Racing on any given weekend. She loved fishing with her beloved Larry on a nice Saturday morning.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Larry Payne; parents, Bill and Helen Lee; brothers, Glen Lee and Charles Lee; grandson, Dallas Servantes.

She is survived by her sisters, Sharon English of Bay Minette, Alabama, Karen Martin of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; daughter, Debbie Melcer and boyfriend, Vernon; son, Johnny Rammer and wife, Ruby; daughter, Traci Rettig and husband, Larry of Greenville, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Downey, Shelby Melcer, Memphis Servantes and Corie Rettig; great-granddaughter, Emma Brown.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Pastor Joshua McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Brown, Emilio Hernandez, Johnny Rammer, Memphis Servantes, Jimmy Strader and Vernon Turrentine.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563, (409) 925-3501.

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May 4, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563

Funeral Service
May 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563

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