|Geraldine "Deenie" M. Payton|
|October 09, 1922 - May 28, 2011|
|of Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 02, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 02, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: June 02, 2011 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport, IA |
| Geraldine “Deenie” Merle Payton, 88, of Rock Island, died Saturday May 28, 2011, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.|
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport, IA. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Geraldine was born October 9, 1922, in Rennselaer, MO, a daughter of John and Merle Allen Harrington. She married Clifton Eugene “Moe” Payton in 1940 in Muscatine, IA. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2000.
She was a homemaker, and will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
In earlier years she and Clifton attended Bethel A.M.E. Church, Davenport. She was an avid bowler and Chicago Cub’s fan.
Survivors include her children, Joyce G. Moreland, Michael E. Payton, and his wife Sharon, and Gregory S. Payton, all of Rock Island; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 13 great great-grandchildren; sisters, Marietta Payton, Phoenix, AZ, and Aileen “Ruth” Davis, Rock Island; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Deenie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Phyliss J. Payton, one brother, John Herrington, and two sisters, Arabella “Dock” Hillard and Sharline “Shorty” Teague.
i am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-- Judi Sutliff
I wish to express my heart's deep sympathy for the family's loss. Mrs. Peyton was a very nice lady.
-- Sharon (Poe) Penn
TO THE FAMILY OF GERALDINE “DEENIE” PAYTON:
“MAY THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.”
We the Trinity Community Baptist Church Family under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Larry D. Dixon, Sr., extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family. There are no words that will ease your pain just now. I can only offer you some comfort with these words from the Gospel of John, chapter 5:24:
Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.
While it is sometimes hard to understand why we must face times of sorrow God has given his children the promise that he will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). At this moment, Deenie enjoys an understanding of God that you and I cannot even imagine. Please take comfort in knowing that.
The love you have for Deenie is obvious and she will be missed. Let it be known that as you weep, you do not weep alone. For “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Therefore I say to you, “Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and he will strengthen thine heart. Wait I say on the Lord.”
We love you and are praying with and for you.
Rev. Dr. Larry D. Dixon, Sr.
Trinity Community Baptist Church
4321 5th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
PHONE (309) 797-8793
FAX (309) 797-3477
-- Trinity CB Church
We will miss you Granny. Sorry we are not able to be there with the family to celebrate the memories of your life. Glad that you and Moe are back together now; he's been waiting for you.
-- Nathan, Michelle and Danius Quigley
So sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. Please accept my condolences. Margie Esparza
-- Margie Esparza
DEAR JOYCE,MICHAEL AND GREG. WE WERE SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR MOTHERS PASSING. WE SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY.
-- DONNA & IRA WEINDRUCH