Anita B. Payne
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 11, 1932
  • Date of passing: Dec 28, 2014
Her memory will live on in the lives she touched and the flowers she gave.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anita Payne, 82, born on June 11, 1932 and passed away on December 28, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Linda Clement on 11th June 2017

"I miss you on this your birthday, just as I miss you every opportunity I have to spend time in my garden."

This tribute was added by Howard Payne on 11th June 2015

"Remembering you on your birthday today.  Wish you could have gone to the Biltmore with us a couple weeks ago.  You would have loved the flowers and plants.  Miss you."

This tribute was added by Regina Bevelacqua on 11th June 2015

"I miss your visits to the Center. You and Sterling were always supportive of St. Mary's and the good work Mary Jo has accomplished at the Center.  
Keep us in your daily blessings from above!  Happy B'day!

Sr. Regina M. Bevelacqua"

This tribute was added by Krys McNally on 31st December 2014

"Although I only knew Anita for a little over a year we quickly became friends and good neighbors.  Mike & I truly enjoyed her quick wit & laughter.  I will miss seeing her in her yard exchanging garden talk and whatever else was the topic of the day.  Rest in Peace Anita, we will always be thinking of you.
Krys McNally & Mike Black"

This tribute was added by sandy dryden on 31st December 2014

"I met Anita in WW. We always sat together and discussed our families. She was very proud of everyone in her family. Talked about you all in such good ways! I moved to FL in 2010....but have always remembered her as such a sweet lady and would keep up with her on FB. Yes, no more pain for her.....I know she will be dearly missed."

This tribute was added by Candace Rivero on 30th December 2014

"Altho we never met, I have admired your son Howard and his wife Linda for many years. As an RVer, I am often asked and freely share their site with RV Dreamers. Their ethics and caring for the RV community comes from a deep place. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to so many."

This tribute was added by Regina Bevelacqua on 30th December 2014

"Anita, Friend and member of Regina's "Regal Ladies:, Red Hatter Group will be missed.  Her chosen name was Princess Floral Goddess.  Mary Jo Payne and I will miss you and Sterling at all of our "celebrations" at St. Mary's Center.  It was always a treat coming to your house listening to your vast knowledge of flowers that graced the yard and many birds that visited and stayed near your home.  We never left without visiting inside your quaint warm home enjoying memories of the past, Ruby's old time songs, delicious treats and never did we leave without Sterling's many vegetables from his beautiful garden.  Your last words to me "I'm ready for HIM to come" and left me with a smile of understanding and hope.
Rest in peace "Floral Goddess"
Fond memories,
Sr. Regina Bevelacqua "Queen Mum""

This tribute was added by Mary Jo Payne on 30th December 2014

"When I think of Anita, I think of flowers and the vast knowledge she shared with all who were interested to learn more about  gardens and the beauty of nature.                                                                                          

Anita was also a proud member of the   Red Hat Group "Regina's Regal Ladies".  I love her as an aunt and friend.      Mary Jo Payne"

This tribute was added by Lisa Lewis on 30th December 2014

"I will always remember your happy were always so good to me and Lesly...know that you are in a better place..and surrounded by all of our loved ones who have gone before you. .till we meet again..Love you.."

This tribute was added by Tracy Sanders on 29th December 2014

"Howie and Linda, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.  I will always remember her as part of my family also.  Praying for you and your families, knowing she is in a better place and with Aunt Joyce now."

This tribute was added by Meredith Pokorny on 29th December 2014

"Dearest Anita, I regret that I never had the pleasure of meeting you here on this earth, but I look forward to meeting you one day in heaven.  You raised a fine son in Howard.  I am honored to call him my friend.  Please know that those you leave behind are dear to our hearts and close in our thoughts and prayers.  Love and hugs."

This tribute was added by Dianne Spalding on 29th December 2014

"I passed your house 1,000 times and never dreamed of stopping until I saw your sign for “free” flowers. After that day, my life has never been the same.  God put you in my life for a reason and I will always be grateful.  You brought me and my family LOTS of joy and laughter.  

To have a friend with all your knowledge of flowers was truly amazing.  Spending time and having fun with you is something that I will always treasure.  I will remember all the good times that we had laughing while playing cards, going to yard sales and out to eat.  My heart aches so much knowing that I don’t have you to talk to now.  God gave me a great friend when he put you in my life.  

Thank you for being a part of Alex’s and Patrick’s lives.  They both loved you dearly.

Benny will miss his “partner” and will always remember you when he hears a bell being rung.  But remember that you will always be my BFF.  I love you, Anita.  I bet you are already planting flowers in Heaven!"

This tribute was added by Richard Waltman on 29th December 2014

"Howard the poem says it all, she was all anyone could ask for a Mother I know she is proud of what you and Linda have achieved God bless you for what you have done for the Rv Dreams Family.  Rich & Bonnie"

This tribute was added by Gail Houle on 29th December 2014

"I met Anita at the 2010 RV-Dreams rally where she took "extra" time to help tudor me in T-shirt braiding! I'll always remember how patient and sweet she was. RIP Anita. Your legacy should make you very, very proud!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Tvrdy on 29th December 2014

"You've earned your wings, now go and bask in the Glory of God.
Howard, take comfort in the fact that she will be there to greet you when the time comes.
May the Lord wrap his loving arms around your father, you and all the members of your family and provide comfort.
Rejoice! For she has inherited the Kingdom of God!"

This tribute was added by Brian Casteleyn on 29th December 2014

"I'm sorry you lost your Mom, Howard. My condolences, Linda. God's speed be with you, both. She's in a better place. Thinking of you and praying for you. Howard, you've made us all in the RV community proud."

This tribute was added by Arlene Sullivan on 29th December 2014

"What an example you must have set, to bring up such an amazing man as Howard.. As an RVD family member, I thank you~
RIP Anita....................................................................................................      Those we love who pass away live on in us through our memories and our character


This tribute was added by Cynthia Hartwell on 29th December 2014

"My Aunt Nita took care of me when I was about two years old until about the time I went to Kindergarten.  We were both out in California at that time.  This was before Howie was born.  My dad would drop me off before work and come get me after work.  She made me a barbie doll birthday cake once.  A few years ago I said to her:  "You got me through", and she leaned over and said, "no, you got me through."  My dad was her little brother who just loved to tease her.  He used to tell a story about finding her "love letters".  He would have been about 14 or 15 and she would have been 16 or 17.  He took these "love letters" up on top of the roof where workers were working on the roof and started reading them to everyone.  Of course, she was embarrassed.  How awful of him!  (He also did mention that his dad warmed his behind for this.)  I mentioned this to her a few weeks ago and she was still very irritated about this incident.  So, they are together now as they are with the rest of the family.  She told me she didn't want to bury another family member.  She lived a long life and was loved by everyone.  I miss her already.  She did tell me in the last weeks that we will meet again. Cynthia Brown Hartwell"

This tribute was added by Bill and Nancy Mills on 29th December 2014

"We were fortunate to have met you, though briefly, at several RV-Dreams Rallies. Our fondest memory is of you playing Family Feud and being so happy to be part of the winning team!!  

We would like to thank you for raising such a wonderful son.  We could see the pride in your eyes whenever you were near him.  He has change so many lives for the better. Thank you, Anita."

This tribute was added by Marcia Gettelfinger on 29th December 2014

"I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you as you go on without your Mother here."

This tribute was added by Denyse Walter on 29th December 2014

"We enjoyed being with you at the rallies and visiting you in your home. We will miss your beautiful smile and wit. We know you're with God and no longer in pain."

This tribute was added by Sherry Petty on 29th December 2014

"I will truly miss you Anita and all the times we shared with Becky and Paul. I will miss seeing your smiling face at the events we usually shared with Becky and Paul. It will not be the same without you. My heart and prayers are with all the people whose lives she touched ."

This tribute was added by Sherry Boyd on 29th December 2014

"I was honored to have met you and share in your happy nature.  The son your raised so wonderfully has impacted my life in ways that have brought me some of the greatest joys of my life.   Thank you for all you did to bring up such a fine man."

This tribute was added by Kathy Rousseau on 29th December 2014

"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you and whispered come with me.
With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away
although we loved you dearly we would not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rick & Kathy Rousseau
It's about time."

This tribute was added by Ginger Haman on 29th December 2014

"It was my pleasure and blessing knowing you. Rest in peace and dwell in the house of our lord forever."

This tribute was added by Linda Clement on 29th December 2014

"Mom, I pray you have found the peace that you searched for so desperately on this earth. I love you. I will never plant another flower without thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Howard Payne on 28th December 2014

"I love you, Mom.  My heart is broken, but I know you are in a better place without pain.  I will do my best to always make you proud."

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