Patti Payne

“Your Wings Were Ready But My Heart Was Not”

Patti Ann Kennedy Payne, 61, of the New Franklin Community, passed away Wednesday morning, October 4, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, GA.

Born June 24, 1956, in Buford, GA, she was the daughter of the late Idus Harold and Eloise Morgan Kennedy.  An executive secretary, she had worked for Coca Cola and had retired from NCR. She was a member of the New Prospect United Methodist Church in Buford, Georgia .

She is survived by her husband Mike Payne; son Jeremy Payne, Canon, GA; daughter Amanda Hughes, Hoschton, GA; four grandchildren, Brandon, Jasmine, Layton, and Harlow; one sister, Nell Simpson, Buford; four brothers, Joe Kennedy, Hoschton, Larry Kennedy, Braselton, Stanley  Kennedy, Lawrenceville, and Steve Kennedy, Buford.

The family will gather later for her celebration  from 4 until 7pm Sunday afternoon, October 8, 2017 at Koury Farms.  Please bring a copy of your favorite picture of her to share. An area will be set up to display them.

Koury Farms is located at 972 Old Hog Mountain Road, Auburn GA 30011, and is an inside and air-conditioned venue with plenty of seating and parking. Drink and light dessert will be available.


  1. Patti you will be so missed, prayers for your family

    And old classmate Ann Chadwick

  2. The family of Randall and Lawanda Potts Titshaw wish to express our deepest sympathy. Patti was a dear classmate of Randall and Lawanda and Jeremy and Amanda went to school with our children, Travis and Tracie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Priscilla Hosch Jordan
    October 6, 2017 - 8:58 pm

    Praying for you all during this this time.
    Priscilla Hosch Jordan

  4. Ann Leak Yearwood
    October 6, 2017 - 6:35 pm

    Patti Ann you will be missed by all who knew you. We were friends from first grade and I cherish all our years together. More than friends, sisters. Our memories made together of childhood, teen years and adulthood I will always cherish. One day we will dance and enjoy each other again when we meet in Heaven. Save me a place and give everyone whose there a hug from me. Love you!

  5. Mike and family, I was so sorry to hear of Patti’s passing this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Frankie Bagwell
    October 5, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Patti. I have known her for a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Friends.


  7. My heart is sad for you all! Prayers are lifted up for your family!
    Sherry Canterbury

  8. I am sorry to hear of her passing.
    I am praying for your family.
    She was a wonderful, helpful and caring friend.
    I have been missing her since she retired from NCR.
    May God bless you!

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