Ernestine Janice Payton, born May 13, 1933, gave her willing soul to the angels to take flight on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in preparation of meeting her awaiting Father in heaven.

To value, cherish, and treasure, the life lessons she taught through her servitude are her daughter, Janice (Roy) Johnson, Marietta, Ga.; Elbert Payton, Jr. (Beaumont, Calif.); a special granddaughter, Jessica Payton Johnson (Merietta, Ga.); other children, Edna (David) Morgan and Roxie Balenton, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Gilbert Arnold (Oak Park, Mich.); Sonny (Wilma) Arnold, Margie and Billy Perkins, Jr., and Wendy Arnold (Hot Springs, Ark.); and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends.

Family hour will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Cottrell Chapel C.M.E. Church, 698 E. Grand, Hot Springs, Ark. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Cottrell as well on Saturday, June 23, 2012, with Rev. Kelan Motton, Senior Pastor, officiating. Professional services are entrusted to Brandon Mortuary, Inc.