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JoAnn Payne, 70, formerly of Benton, died Saturday, Sept. 22. JoAnn was a native of Mobile County, Ala., and a longtime resident of Satsuma, Ala.
JoAnn lived in Benton for 10 years and worked in the purchasing department of Alcoa. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by son, David; her father, Jasper Gleason; her mother, Evelyn Jackson; and stepfather, Jesse Jackson.
She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Payne; one lovely daughter, Debra Taylor and husband David of Mobile; two stepchildren, Craig Payne and wife Donnah of Citronelle and Lori Skipper and husband Eric of Creola; two brothers, Curtis Gleason of Saraland and Glenn Jackson of Citronelle; two grandchildren, Jacob and Justin Taylor; and four step-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Gracen Payne and Avery and Gavin Skipper.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Saraland, Ala. Visitation will be at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Disease Fund. P.O. 1897 Merrifield, VA 22116-8097.
Arrangements are by Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 9700 Celeste Road, Saraland, AL 36571 (phone 251-675-0824).