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Bishop Leroy Payton, Sr., 74, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at his residence.
Bishop Payton served in the United States Army, and he was the Senior Pastor of the Christian Victory Center in Southern Pines.
Survivors: Wife, Minnie Payton; children, Laretha Payton, Luretha
McAllister, Leroy Payton, Jr. (Linette), Delicia Watkins (Scott), and
Antonio Payton; brother, Kelvin Jackson; sister, Mary Broadnax; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Online condolences can be made at www.simonfuneralhome.com until December 12, 2017
Message: Praying for your family. Daddy Payton will be missed but nothing can take away the memories that are stored in your hearts! God is the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort and He knows what you need in times like this.
Apostle Joseph David
Message: From me and the Greater Deliverance World Outreach Center in Peachland, NC you have our prayers. You are loved dearly.
Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe
Message: Heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family on the loss of your loved one, Bishop Leroy Payton, Sr. He was a great man of God, a friend to all, a wonderful family man, and "gentleman's gentleman" who cared for all. We pray the Lord will strengthen and keep you during this difficult time and the days ahead. "Look to the hills [the Lord God Almighty] for your help..." (Psalm 121) Peace, The Highland-Sharpe Family
Message: Bishop Payton was one of the great pioneers in the Gospel who lived what he preached. He was not ashamed to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those he met. I've known him and his family since I was a child. He will be sorely missed. Heaven has gained another dedicated soldier. I send prayers of comfort to the family.
Dr. Emma Grace Cassady Haynes
Message Minnie and family...I am so sorry to hear that Dr. Bishop Payton has left us, but so pleased to be reminded that he has gone to the mansion that is prepared for him. God bless and keep you until we meet again...Grace...