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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bishop William Payne Sr. who was born in New Jersey on April 21, 1929 and passed away on July 08, 2004 at the age of 75. We will remember him forever.

Bishop William Eugene Payne, Sr. was born on
April 21, 1929 in Camden, NJ. He was the third child of the late Deacon Norman and Mother Ella Payne. He departed this life on Thursday July 8, 2004, at home.

He was reared and educated in the Camden School Systems, graduating from
Camden High School in 1947. He began his employment at New York Clothing Store on Kaighn Avenue. Afterwards he worked at Stollwerck Chocolate Factor for many years. He then retired from Gulf Oil Company in 1975.

He joined
Friendship Baptist Church at the age of nine, and was President of the Young People's Choir and a young Trustee.

At the age of twenty, he net Mildred Williams who was attending
Mt. Carmel Holy Church and he then began he attendance there. He received the Holy Ghost in September, 1949, joined the choir, became a Sunday School teacher and was very active in studying God's Word.

William and Mildred were married on
January 14, 1950 and to this union three children were born.

He was called into the ministry and became an ordained Elder in November 1958. He was the pastor of
Mt. Carmel Holy Church, 1116 West Huntingdon Street, Philadelphia, PA for five years. While being there, the Sunday school increased and the church grew.

Returning to
Mt. Carmel Holy Church, 917 Mt. Vernon Street, Camden, NJ, he helped Mother Perry clean the church after a full day of work. The founder and overseer, Elder R. T. Ralph placed him as the Assistant Pastor and counseled him constantly until the time of his death. Elder Payne was holding his hand when the Lord called Elder Ralph home, and he looked up and asked the Lord to let the "Mantle" fall on him.

Elder Payne became the pastor of
Mt. Carmel Holy Church, 7th and Erie Streets, Camden, NJ. He later became a Bishop of two churches in North Carolina, three in New Jersey, and one in Pennsylvania. He continued to pastor in Camden until he retired.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Mildred: one son, William Eugene Jr.; two daughters, Mildred Lorraine Carmichael and Angela Ellen Thomas; six grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; and a host of other relatives, family and friends.
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Tributes and Condolences
my grandfather!!   / Traci Thomas (grandaughter)
He was a precher teacher and a very kind-hearted and loving man. He was and is a man of God. He taught me great things about life and what Im capable of doing. And I love him and miss him!! so much!! I hope to see him soon!
My Condolences   / Pamela Cobb (Niece)
Uncle Bill was a extrodinary man! He will be greatly missed. I will always have a place in my heart for him and cherish the memories, moments, and bonds that we shared. May God Keep His Soul! He's with God and his angel's now. I Love You Uncle Bill!!...  Continue >>
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