michael in heaven
Michael Duane Payton
  • 33 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 10, 1965
  • Date of passing: Aug 29, 1998
Let the memory of Michael be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Payton, 33, born on June 10, 1965 and passed away on August 29, 1998. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 29th August 2017

"Michael, as always I am thinking of you today.  I miss you every single day but on this day it is overwhelming to think about losing you. l love and miss you so much.  It seems like only yesterday we lost you yet it seems like it has been an eternity. 19 years ago I lost my firstborn, only son, and my best friend. Someday we will be together again.  RIP son."

This tribute was added by Debbie DeGonia on 11th June 2017

"Another year gone by and still like it was yesterday. Know that you are missed by so many and loved by so many. One day we will be back together running around playing, laughing, cutting up and just having fun again. I love you I miss you keep waiting for me Ill be there soon .
Love with all my heart. Debbie"

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 29th August 2016

"Michael another year has passed, 18 very long years,  and they will just keep on going and going and going.  It seems like yesterday yet it also seems like an eternity has gone by without seeing your face or hearing your voice.  It just takes my breath to think of that.  Love and miss you so much.  RIP son with all of those you love in your final resting place.  Heaven got a shining star to shine down on the rest of us when It got you.  Your family and friends miss you."

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 10th June 2016

"Michael once again another birthday is here.  It seems only yesterday you were born and now gone way too soon.  I would have given anything to have spent many more years hearing your voice, seeing your smiling face, hearing your footsteps coming into WLCEMS each morning.  I miss you more than words could ever say.  Love you and hope  you are having another Happy Birthday in Heaven with your loved ones.  Until we meet again.  Mom"

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 30th August 2015

"Another year has passed and I miss you as much today as I did from day one. I really can't believe it has been 17.  I still remember that day vividly.  Not one day passes that I don't think of you or mention your name to someone.  I went to 76 Falls early to pay tribute to you.  I know you and I will be together again someday in the future.  Until that day I will go on just as I have for all of these years thinking about  you all of the time.  Love you son,  until we meet again, Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Jean Combs on 29th August 2015

"Michael..you will always be remember as a vital part of our 911 center ! The winter before you left us, I recalled a heavy winter storm and so much snow ! I needed a way to work to the dispatch center and you and the hummer came to the aid ! Michael, your smile  was  contagious and you loved your work so much . It takes special people to dedicated a life to Ems,Fire ,Police , and Dispatching. We are so honored for you to have been a part of that  elite group! I know you are always smiling in heaven and to know,  your mom is dedicated to your honor and scholarships for future Medic's. Always, Dispatcher : JCombs- 22 plus years and loving what I Do. We miss you !"

This tribute was added by Debbie DeGonia on 29th August 2015

"Another long year without you. I wait and I hope it will come soon that I can be with you again. That may not be right to wish life away but without you in it there's not that much life in me. I want to sleigh ride ams white water raft and climb and swim and eat and dance. Without you these things are empty. Know I love you and think of you every day. My best friend in this life and the next."

This tribute was added by Brenda Louque on 29th August 2015

"When I think of Michael, I remember his smile.  His smile would light up a room. He had a big personality and a bigger heart.   He was a friend to everyone that knew him.  Loosing him affected our entire community.  RIP Michael.  Your loss was truly heaven's gain."

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 10th June 2015

"On this day a beautiful baby boy was born to two of the happiest parents ever.  You would have been 50 years old.  I simply can't believe it has been that long.  You were a joy to me throughout your short life.  I only wish it could have been many more years.  No Mother ever wants to lose their child, it just isn't what we expect.  Love you to the moon and back.  Hope your celebration in Heaven is great.  Someday we will celebrate together again."

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 29th August 2014

"Today is the 16th anniversary of your accidental drowning.  It has been a very long 16 years yet sometimes I remember the day so well it seems like it was yesterday.  I miss you so much and am waiting for the day we will see each other again.  We didn't get finished with our lives together.  You are missed so much by your sisters,  nieces and nephews too.  There is so much that has happened in the last 16 years that you never got to be a part of.  I am going to 76 Falls today with one of your best friends,  David.  We are going to celebrate your life and let you know how much you will always be missed.  Love you son.  May you RIP with your Dad.  A glorious time awaits us "Some Sweet Day"."

This tribute was added by Debbie DeGonia on 29th August 2014

"Another year passes and my heart still bleeds. I know you are happy and with God, but I know I cannot wait until we can be together again, So much left to do we didnt get enough time. I love you, miss you and think of you every day."

This tribute was added by Debbie DeGonia on 1st July 2014

"I miss you as much today as I did the day you left. I love you and will always love you. So until we meet again and continue the adventure we started..................."

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 10th June 2014

"On this day 49 years ago I gave birth to the most beautiful 9 lb 3 oz baby boy.  It was the happiest day of my life.  His dad and I named him together.  I picked Michael, he picked Duane.  We were parents for the very first time.  Michael was always a beautiful person right up to the moment he died.  He never disappointed me.  Always helping others, thinking of them first, himself last.  He was such an inspiration to others in our community.  God had other plans for him but I miss him so much.  I know he and his Dad are celebrating in Heaven together.  I wish I could be celebrating with them both here on earth.  Love you Michael, now and forever."

This tribute was added by Connie Miller on 29th August 2013

"Fifteen very long years without you.  Miss your smiling face every day.  You were an inspiration to all who knew you, accomplished as much in your short years as many of us will accomplish in a lifetime.  RIP my son.  Love you."

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