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Mary Sue Payne

May 22, 1929 — January 9, 2021

Mary Sue Wike Lackey Payne, age 91, of Taylorsville passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Valley Nursing Center. Mary Sue was born on May 22, 1929 in Alexander County, to the late Perry Lee Wike and Texie Stikeleather Wike. Mary retired from Alexvale Furniture Company. She was a member of Millersville Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her family, her Sunday School Class, and church family & friends. Mary had a good sense of humor and loved flowers, traveling, to Pigeon Forge, TN, gardening, canning, and cooking for the family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother Eugene Wike, her first husband Herman Guy Lackey, second husband of 31 years Newton Ray Payne, and sister-in-law Rava Nell Wike.

Loving survivors include a daughter Wanda Pennell & husband Jerry; son Michael Lackey & wife Cindy; brother James Wike; grandson Wesley Pennell & wife Michelle; granddaughter Heather Sherrill; and great grandson Hunter Sherrill.

Mary Sue will lie-in-state on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Alexander Funeral Service from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. A private service will be held at a later date with burial to follow at Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at 4600 Park Rd, Suite 250; Charlotte, NC 28209.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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