Miriam Payne, – 90, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Born in New Orleans, LA to Harry Poree and Olivia Boutte Smoot, Miriam was employed as a caregiver for many years. She leaves to cherish her memory, her brother, Clarence Smoot; grandchildren, Donna Lynn Ellis, Rhonda Wilson, Bobby James Jr., Rudy James, Bernell Gayden Jr., Rashad James, LaShonda James-Venible, Duane Gayden and Nadja James. She is preceded in death by her parents, Olivia Boutte Smoot and Harry Poree; brother, Henry Jones; sisters, Fannie Grant, Matilda Landry and Carroll Richburg; husband, Thomas Payne; daughters, Lydia Ellis, Pamela James and Diane Gayden.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, 8321 Burthe St., New Orleans, LA. Father Etido Jerome officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Providence Memorial Park, 8200 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.