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“I have so many memories of Mrs. Payne as a teacher, singer and piano player, a preachers' wife, and mother to one of my good friends. My fondest...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Connie Bradford-Lee - AR - Friend

“once upon a time, this 15 year old had a baby sister, She took the baby with her wherever she went from Tennessee to Arizona to California and back...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Janey and steve westrich - AZ

“Blessings and prayers to the family of this beautiful lady. She and Hollis were a blessing to so many. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Ted and Carla Latham - Lubbock, TX

“Jo was such a sweet lady. I loved her dearly and I will miss her very much. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Kristi Bunch - Floydada, TX

“Tammy and Joey,We are sorry for you loss. Jo was such a sweet lady and lived a good life. She will be missed. I will always remember Jo and family...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Edgar and Mary Boyd - Shallowater, TX

“Some of my best childhood memories were with this wonderful woman. I know she has a special place in heaven. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Arlena Wampler Jonas - Friend

“Mrs. Payne was one of the sweetest Teachers, I still love the song Teen Angel. She would sing that for us. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Angie Neff Mohon - Levelland, TX

“OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW!! ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: BUSSA TWINS - ARTESIA, NM

“So blessed to have known Jo Payne. She could always make you feel good no matter what was going on. She made a positive difference in so many lives....Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Joyce Russ - Fort Sumner, NM

“O, how I loved you as my 5th grade teacher. You were such an inspiration to me. You will be missed. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Tina Covington- Parker - Tyler, TX

“Hollis and Jo were the good Friends of My family. Jo was a wonderful women who had a smile on her face for everyone she met ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Coy Grundy - Floydada, TX

“Im so sorry to hear bout nrs payne she was the sweetest teacher she helped me through everything i am gonna miss her ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Rebecca Gonzales avila Gutierrez - TX

“Tammy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful person. My mom enjoyed teaching with her. Praying for all of you during this time. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: LouAnn Watson Barker - Keller, TX

“I think about Mrs. Payne often. She left an imprint on my heart. She was my 5th grade English teacher. I can find a word in a dictionary faster than...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Christie Rowan - Longmont, CO

“She was an Awesome teacher - Loved her a Lot! ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Troy Neeley - El Dorado, AR

“such a sweet lady ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Tanya&Jack Covington - Lockney, TX

“Praying for God's strength for all of you during this time. Love you and miss you. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: mary Jeter - snyder, OK - Friend

“I have so many memories. The one I think of most often is when she and your dad sang to me and Steven at the end of VBS on the day our Mammaw Vivian...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Marlo Wade - Kaufman, TX

“Praying for all of you. I have no words to describe what a beautiful gentle soul she was. I left any conversation I ever had with her with a smile on...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Alice Gilroy - Austin, TX

“I love the Payne family! Jo was a great lady who I had the privilege of calling my friend. I know Jo is singing for Jesus. I loved to listen to...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Ronda Martin - Lubbock, TX

“God gained a new saint up there last night, miss you already, can't wait to see you again, you touched so many lives over the years. So many lives...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Pamela Ramirez - Lubbock, TX

“Praying for God's strength for all of you during this time. Love you and miss you. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: mary Jeter - snyder, OK - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. She was amazing in every way possible. She was an amazing teacher. I will keep the family in my prayers. God bless you...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Vicki Beaty - Lubbock, TX

“So many fond memories of Hollis and Jo in Vigo Park, TX. Next to my Mema(Rosie) Jo was the absolute sweetest person I've ever met! The Lord truly...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Jacob Hankins - Comanche, OK

“I will miss you Auntie Joe, I love you! ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Steven Boyd - Silsbee, TX

“Our Hearts go out to all the family for your loss. What a beautiful bride the Lord called home. We know you will miss her greatly but so..... many...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jim and Judy Lenard - Granbury, TX

“Sorry for your loss. She was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. I loved hearing her play the piano and sing. She sang at so many of my...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Lana Copp - Gatesville, TX

“Our love and prayers are with you during this time. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Bobby and Margie Manthei - Aledo


Mary Joan Boyd Payne, 84, of Floydada, Texas, left this world peacefully on December 5, 2016 at her recent home at Shepherd's Meadow Assisted Living Center in Floydada.
A celebration service for her home-going will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Floydada, Texas at 2:00 pm. A grave-side service will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park Cemetery in Floydada. A time of visitation for friends & family will be held on Friday, December 9 from 5-8 pm at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
All arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home.

Jo was brought into this world on January 4, 1932 in Bemis, Tennessee. She was the firstborn of 4 to her father, Joshua Truman Boyd, and mother, Mattie Lee Jones Boyd, later to be, Wester. As a student, Jo attended the California Vocational Nursing School in Los Angeles and became an LVN for 7 years, before returning to west Texas in 1950 and attending Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, where she graduated with a BA in Elementary & Secondary Education, with a minor in English.
Jo was a gifted singer and piano player which led her to meet her teacher/preacher husband to be, Hollis C. Payne. They were married in Arney, Texas in 1959, where she would become a pastor's wife for 43 years. She also taught school in Floydada, Texas as a bilingual 1st and 5th grade teacher for 23 years where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award. During her time in west Texas she was active in the 1950 WBU Study Club & the Wayland International Choir. She also enjoyed being a part of the Floydada Whirlwind Sams Travel Club, Jubilee Singers & Six Dots and a Dash singing groups. After retiring in 1986, she moved with her husband to the little town of Vigo Park, Texas where she continued serving as a church musician and pastor's wife, before returning to Floydada in 1992.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband H.C. Payne in May of 2002, as well as her brother, Larry T. Boyd of Beaumont, Tx. She is survived by her children, a daughter, Tammy Payne Aten of Granbury, Texas and a son, Hollis Joe (Joey) Payne of Plainview, Texas and 4 grandchildren, Joshua Lee Aten & Tamara LeBrooke Aten of Granbury and Breanna Kay & Kristen Leigh Payne of Plainview, a sister, Janey Westrich of Chandler, Arizona and a brother, Edgar L. Boyd of Shallowater along with many nephews and nieces…and even those cousins who would call her Auntie Jo & Sis.

Those not able to attend may watch via livestream by clicking the Watch Live tab at www.fbcfloydada.org.