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Alfreda Payne

August 15, 1957 - November 14, 2021

U.S. Veteran

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Alfreda Payne, “Mama”, Sister, Grandmom, Auntie and Friend”, we will forever remember your beautiful smile that would make anyone’s light shine!!

She was born on August 15, 1957, to the late Isaac “Junior” Payne and Mildred Davis Payne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Derrick Lee Payne “Pooh” and we all know that her heart is full of laughter, joy and relief she made it to “Our Pooh”; brother, Terry Lee Payne; sisters, Willie Ann Payne Rose “Nannie” and Vivian Williams “Auntie “Bim’.

She served her country for four years in the U.S. Army and worked in the healthcare field as a CNA.

Alfreda leaves to cherish and rejoice her memory, her son, John David Isaac “Bug” Ashley, Sr. who she loved and he loved his Mama beyond measure; grandchildren, John David Isaac Ashley, Jr., and Raè John David Ashley, who both loved their grandmother unconditionally; sister (and look-a-like), Charlene Pannell will forever miss everything about her sister; also devoted and protective, nieces and nephews who will always and forever be there for “Bug” and “grandkids”; aunts; Gracie A. Sadler, Virgie P. Jones. Virginia Davis and Joyce Barnette; many devoted, dedicated and loyal friends that were apart of our family. We all appreciate and love you dearly.

“Freda” not only had a beautiful and contagious laughter, but she definitely had an impact on anyone who encountered her.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive.  Lynchburg, VA

Following the service, a repast will be held at 2238 King St. Lynchburg, VA 24501. The family invites all to join.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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