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Pastor Doris Payne
June 24, 2023
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REV. DORIS E. PAYNE (LANE) was born in Wilson, North Carolina on March 26,1943. She was the first born of the twin girls to Will Jordan and Mae Brockington Jordan. On Saturday, June 24, 2023, God called her into His presence.
In 1957 the family moved to Washington, DC. Doris attended DC public schools, graduating from Margaret Murray Washington High School. Doris married Walter in 1966, and they were married for 56 years. One of her greatest accomplishments was raising her four children and seeing them become productive adults. She also basked in lavishing loving on her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.
Rev. Payne entered the workforce and worked a short while for the Department of the Army. Doris was not satisfied with working at the Department of the Army. She then applied for employment with the DC Division of Workman’s Compensation. Doris was very intelligent, and a hard worker, she went from an entry level position to become the Fiscal Officer for the DC Compensation Office. Doris retired from DC government and pursued a lifelong dream. She returned to school and got her first degree so she could become an educator. She worked another 20 years for the Prince Georges County Schools, doing what she loved. She loved pouring into and empowering children! Along the way, Doris would go on to receive four additional degrees. She inspired so many others to not limit theirselves based upon their age.
Doris joined church at and early age, but never seemed to really find a church home until she joined Union Temple Baptist Church under the tutelage of Rev. Willie F. Wilson, Pastor Emeritus. Doris served for many years as a Deaconess and sang with the senior choir. Doris received her African name: Kemba Amina. The meaning of her name was faithful and trustworthy. And that she truly was. She loved God and you could always count on her to give you a good sound word.
Then one day she heard God calling her higher. God took her from the place she called home for so many years and joined the Divine Creations Ministries, under her friend and mentor Pastor “Jo”. How many of you know God was not through? There she was cultivated and became an ordained minister of the gospel. After years of dedicated service, she would later go on to pastor her own congregation at Victory Deliverance Christian Church. Rev. Payne wore many hats, but one of her greatest was first to be a child of God, second a wife and mother and lastly, she was an awesome big sister to her four sisters.
Preceding Doris in death was her husband, Walter Payne; her parents: Will Jordan and Mae Brockington Jordan; her grandson Tramar Hutchinson and her sister Rev. Jackie Douglas.
Left to cherish her legacy are her children: Darryl K. Payne (Robin) of Capital Height’s MD, Elder Dannetta Y. Payne of Bowie MD, Walter Payne Jr. (Amy) of Washington DC and Duane J. Payne of Bowie MD. Eleven Grandchildren: Darryl Payne, DeSean Payne, Keyonna Payne, LaKeesha Payne, Tyrell Ouzts, Preshus Ouzts, Jabari Ouzts, D’Andre Payne, Walter Payne III, Obinna Payne, and Nkemdi Payne. Thirteen great grandchildren. Three sisters: Joyce Thomas (Herbert); Barbara Cartledge; and Yvonne Dorsey (Kevin). Two Brothers-in law, Robert Payne (Connie) and Hughey Payne Jr., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A viewing and visitation will take place on Wednesday July 5, 2023 from 10:00am-11:00am followed by a celebration of a life well lived at 11:00am at Carolina Baptist Church. The internment will take place immediately following the service at Heritage Cemetery.