Holly Rae Payne

December 7, 1983 - February 25, 2009
Holly Rae Payne

Miss Holly Rae Payne, age 25, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning.
Born in Mt. Clemons, Michigan on December 7, 1983, Holly was the daughter of the late Jenny Gray Wells Payne and Raymond Wilson Payne, Jr. of Wilmington, NC who survives. She was employed at the Pizza Hut Oleander Drive location.

Other survivors include her sister, Katie Gray Payne and a much beloved niece, Kayla Adams.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 3:oo p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12 N. 6th. St., Wilmington, NC with Rev. John C. Misenheimer officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 26, 2009
    crystal millinor says:
    holly will be missed at work im very sorry for your loss

  • February 28, 2009
    Travis says:
    Holly and I were close. We dated last summer, and though for a short while with Holly it was like a lifetime. After we had broken up, it was like we never really broke up. Whenever she was in need she always called upon me. And though I wish she had of called me this last time, I'm not sure if anything would've been different. Looking back at my experience with Holly I can't help but see God's providence in our relationship. She came to baptism through knowing me, along with the help and encouragement from her father and dear friend Bill. At heart and soul she wanted to be baptized, but I guess never chose to do it until knowing me. She lived a troubled life, yes, but I know her death wasn't in vain. She passed at the dawn of Ash Wednesday entering the Lenten season. I have heard her soul, and she wants us all of us to live in peace knowing she is at peace now. It gives me joy to know all of her suffering and pain is over. She is in a better place watching over us. Let us go forth always knowing that, and she will be with us in spirit.