Jessie Jack (Horne) Payne, age 94, of San Antonio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Vitas Morningside Manor in San Antonio, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Jessie Jack (Horne) Payne, her family and friends called her Jackie, was born April 18, 1916, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. While still a very young child, her family moved to Sweetwater, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Abilene Christian University and a Master’s Degree plus 30 hours in Education from Texas Tech. She taught 43 years, 33 of those years in the Lubbock public schools.
She married Albert Payne in Novice, Texas on Aug. 2, 1941, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1991. She and Albert moved to Lubbock in 1950.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, The Ranching Heritage Association, the Lubbock Women’s Club, Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce, South Plains Genealogy Society, Volunteer for University Medical Center, Texas Tech Century Club, Texas Tech Ex-Student Association, Tech Home Economic Association, Lubbock Retired Teacher Association, Friends of the Library, Daughters of the American Revolution and RSVP.
She is survived by one child, Jamelan Ann Hemphill and husband Charles of Medina, Texas; grandson, Kurt Hemphill and wife Kelly of Richardson, Texas; and granddaughter, Kristin Breaux and husband James of San Antonio; great-granddaughter, Laurel Breaux; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Erlene Payne of Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Carrie Horne; husband, James Albert Payne; and two sisters, Evelyn Wilburn and Marylucille Rogers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jackie and Albert Payne Scholarship Memorial Fund, Texas Tech Office of Foundation, P.O. Box 4108l, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1081.