The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Josephine E. “Josie” Payne, 96, of Orange will be Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Therese Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Rites of Christian Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will start at 9:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed at 9:15 a.m.

She died Feb. 1, at Christus  Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont.

A native of Opelousas, LA, she resided in Orange since 1948. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, she was involved in the Ladies Sodality, the Altar Society, was a Lector and  a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.

She is survived by two sons, Laurence Payne (Regina) of Houston and Deacon Melvin Payne, Jr. (Beverly) of Orange; one sister, Alma Thibodeaux of Orange; one grandchild, Hazel Williams of Houston; one great grandchild, Jordan Roberson of Houston; brother-in-law, Elias Gobert of Orange and sister-in-law, Ann Collins of Orinda, CA.

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