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In Memory of

Mildred C. Payne

November 5, 1926 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


Mildred Callahan Payne, 90, of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Mrs. Mildred C. Payne was born November 5, 1926 in Whiteville, North Carolina, one of fifteen children, to Neil Graham Callahan and Mattie Powers Callahan. Mildred Payne and her husband, Harold T. Payne, of 56 years, were long- time residents of Hampton initially settling at Langley Air Force Base.

Mrs. Payne's life was not only about love of family but service to the military. While living in Hampton, many happy hours were spent as a volunteer at the Langley...

Mildred Callahan Payne, 90, of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Mrs. Mildred C. Payne was born November 5, 1926 in Whiteville, North Carolina, one of fifteen children, to Neil Graham Callahan and Mattie Powers Callahan. Mildred Payne and her husband, Harold T. Payne, of 56 years, were long- time residents of Hampton initially settling at Langley Air Force Base.

Mrs. Payne's life was not only about love of family but service to the military. While living in Hampton, many happy hours were spent as a volunteer at the Langley Thrift Store to support widows of retired military. She was also a hospital aid volunteer at Langley Hospital into her eighties. Everyone seemed to love and know "Millie".

Mildred was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church since 1981.

She is survived by her grandson, Bryan Thomas Payne and his wife, Asia; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Reilly; daughter-in-law, Anna Payne; brother, Sonny (Thurston) Callahan and many nieces and nephews.

The Payne family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Donna O'Hara at Geriatric Care Advisors for her loving care and professionalism. We would also like to thank Mennowood Retirement Community for their many years of care.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

A celebration of Mildred's life will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 16, at the gravesite at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.