Payne, Sharon Walker

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sharon Walker Payne, 72, of Chattanooga, was met at Heaven's gate by her Lord and Savior and her son Jason Walker Downer on January 14, 2018. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed writing, painting, gardening and spending time with her family. She had a very creative mind and a love for beautiful things. She approached every battle with strength, determination and a very positive outlook, even on the most stormy days. She blessed us with a beautiful smile and a selfless loving heart.

She was a 1961 graduate of Central High School. She was co-owner of Outdoor Ventures LTD, which managed recreation on Tellico Reserve for state and federal agencies. 

She was proceeded in death by her youngest son, Jason Walker Downer; mother, Orene (Renee) Walker; father, Ewing Davis Walker; and sister Vicki Walker Coverdale.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Steven Payne; son, Jeffrey Jackson (Christine) Downer; daughter, Lisa Downer (Michael) Murphy; sisters, Linda Walker (Brad) Davis and Alice Faye Walker (Butch) Crowther; step-son, Skip (Briana) Payne; step-daughter, Stephanie (Shane) Painter; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thanks to Morgan Rice of Hospice of Chattanooga for his loving care for our mother and constant support for our family.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4-8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sharon Walker Payne Memorial Fund at Citizens Bank, 12255 S. Main Street, Trenton.


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