Leelonna Lynn Payne, 49, of Jonesboro, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 21, 2020. She was born November 22, 1970 in St. Louis, MO and was the daughter of Howard Golden and Darlene Howell Golden who preceded her in death.
Leelonna was a dedicated, full time mom to her two sons, Tristan and Griffin Payne, both of Jonesboro. Just over 3 years ago she became a Nonna and best friend to her only grandchild, Tsaban Howell Payne, of Jonesboro.
She was extremely passionate about worshiping and serving Jesus. She loved to volunteer in the community and work with kids. Leelonna became a "second mom" to many kids in northwest, AR where she raised her sons.
Survivors include her sons, Tristan and Griffin Payne, her grandson, Tsaban Payne, her sister Meshayla Payne, of Jonesboro, her brother, Brent Golden, of Monroe, LA, two nieces, several cousins, and all her brothers and sisters in Christ.
Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. in the Bryan Chapel with Bro. David Kline officiating. Pallbearers will be Blake James, Garrett Record. Jonathon Wood, Kris Grile, Greg Golden, and Gaven Maxwell. Interment will follow in the Whittaker Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service.
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