Annabell C. Payne

Born November 14, 1922

Annabell C. Payne, age 92, of Newark, DE and formerly of Williamsburg, VA, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 27, 2014.

She was born in Laurel, DE on November 14, 1922 and was a daughter of the late Paul and Marion Collins.
Mrs. Payne was a longtime resident of Toano, VA and a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Lanexa, VA. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Pocahontas Chapter in Williamsburg. Mrs. Payne moved to Delaware 4 years ago to reside at Churchman Village where she enjoyed making new friends with both residents and staff.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carroll W. Payne, who died on May 6, 1996 and by 1 sister and 3 brothers. Mrs. Payne is survived by her daughters, Barbara Conti and husband, Robert of Scottsdale, AZ and Carolyn Loftus and husband, Dennis of Newark, DE; sister, Shirley Kuszai and husband, Joe of East Lansing, MI; 3 grandsons, Chris Cottingham and wife, Sherri of Portsmouth, VA, Eric Loftus and wife, Jennifer of Oxford, PA and Brian Loftus and wife, Lisa of North Myrtle Beach, SC; and 3 great grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew and Abby Loftus.

The family wishes to thank the Atrium staff and residents of Churchman Village for their love and support and for making Annabell feel at home and part of their family. Additionally, a special thanks to her loving aides, Cookie Ayala Trudy Mutjwavuka, Elizabeth Watson and Audrey Seals and to Cindy Vaughters, RN of Seasons Hospice and Dr. Morgan-Guveia.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Friday afternoon, January 2, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:30 pm until 3:00 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Life Community Church, Stephen Ministry Program, 750 Otts Chapel Road, Newark, DE 19713 or Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.


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6 Condolences for Annabell C. Payne

  • Rest in peace my sweet Grandmother.

  • Annabelle, I will certainly miss you and your sense of humor. Watching you quiver when I scratched your back. Rest easy Ms Annabelle.

  • You will be greatly missed dear, sweet Annabell. It had been such a pleasure to know you through my friendship with Barbara and Bob. Rest in Peace.

  • During this hour of sorrow, please except my condolences. For comfort we have Gods own word the Bible please read in yours for just that, these few verses: Psalms 83:18 Job 14:13 1Kings 17:22-24

  • I so enjoyed working with Annabelle many years ago at Old Mill in Williamsburg. She was so warm and caring and definitely made a Yankee like me feel at home in the south. She was a true southern lady, rest in peace my friend.

  • Dear Carolyn,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was so sweet and I always enjoyed her company. You were lucky to have had her for all the years you did. Your memories will be the greatest gift and comfort. Much love to you and Dennis.