Patricia Payne “Pat” Brittain


Patricia Payne “Pat” Brittain, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, in Center.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mrs. Brittain was born May 4, 1933, in Center, to A.J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne.  She worked as a teacher and school counselor. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.

She is survived by
Daughter: Polly Montemayor and husband, Johnny, of Center

Grandchildren: Rachel Lee Hawkins and husband, Steve, of Marshall
Amy McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald, of Bastrop, Louisiana
J. McKissick and wife, Lin, of Austin

Great Grandchildren:
William Hawkins of Marshall
Elizabeth Hawkins of Marshall
Kaylee Hilburn of Bastrop, Louisiana

Sister: Portia Gaines of Center

Brother: James Allen Payne of Hemphill

Nieces and Nephews:
Jeannie Gaines of Center
Jennifer Payne Figge and husband Allen of League City
Jim Payne and wife Jill of Center
Charlotte Payne Markowski and husband, Brent, of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Numerous great nieces and great nephews
Preceded in death by
Husband: Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain
Parents: A.J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne

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