Joan Barnett Payne of Wanchse, Jan. 12

By on January 12, 2018

Joan Barnett Payne, 74, of Wanchese, NC died at home on January 12, 2018, after a long illness.

Joan was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a true woman of God who loved her family and friends unconditionally.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lyle Payne; a daughter, Patricia Danchise and husband, Tommy; a son, Tracy Payne and wife, Katrina; three grandchildren, Kera Miller and husband, Lonnie, Rylee Payne, and Ryder Payne; and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Avery Miller all of Wanchese. Also surviving is a sister, Lottie Baum and husband, Walter of Wanchese; a brother, Pastor Roger Barnett and wife, Barbara of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.


Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Seldon and Nellie Barnett; four brothers, Oliver, Everette, Jessie, and John; and two sisters, Vivie and Dixie.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 15, 2018, at Twiford Colony Chapel. Burial will take place at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and all other times at the home of Lyle and Joan, 82 Harbor Road, Wanchese, NC.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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