Shirley “Billie” Payne

Shirley “Billie” Payne

August 14, 1924 - April 4, 2012

Shirley “Billie” Payne

August 14, 1924 - April 4, 2012


Cremation Society of Tennessee Shirley Ann Blane Payne April 4, 2012 Mrs. Shirley Ann “Billie” Blane Payne, age 87 of Franklin, passed away April 4, 2012 surrounded by her loving children. Billie, as she was known to most of her friends and family, was born August 14, 1924 to her late parents John Henry Blane and Florence Edna Willis Blane in Memphis. On May 12, 1945 Harry Lee Payne would ask for her hand in marriage, a matrimony that would last 42 years until his passing in 1987. Billie spent many days caring for people as a Nurse, and was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and friend to all those she came in contact with. She was of the Episcopal faith, and a member at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Daughters of the King, Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Early Settler of Shelby County/Memphis, and the Red Hat Society were several groups she held membership to until her passing. Left behind to share the memories of her life are Billie’s children: Linda Cullum of Franklin, Pam Dr. Ken Keller of Brentwood, John Shelia G. Payne of Johnson City, and one child that preceded her in death Harry Hal E. Payne; her beloved grandchildren: Chris Keller, Andrew Cullum, Courtney Shaw, Zach Keller, Kelly Payne, Jessica Payne; and six great grandchildren. The family wishes to share memories of their beloved Billie Saturday, April 7, 2012 during the visitation from 1:00 P.M. until the celebration of life service at 2:00 P.M. The visitation and service will be conducted at the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, 1420 Wilson Pike in Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make donations in Billie’s memory to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The Cremation Society of Tennessee is in charge of the arrangements.

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13 responses to Shirley “Billie” Payne

  1. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.

  2. A loving wife, Mother, aunt and friend.

  3. What wonderful memories and gratitude I have for Bibi. She is at peace now and home with dear Uncle Harry, Hal, Mama B, Daddy B, and her sisters. Our prayers are with all of you. Pat and Norman

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