Thea Adelaide Payne, beloved daughter of Jade LoCote Payne and Michael Lee Payne, of Kingston, GA, passed peacefully on July 4, 2024, in the arms of her parents.

                Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Heather Shirley (Tim), Brian Shirley, Jeff and Teresa Wells, and Clay Payne; great-grandparents, James and Bana Shores; her aunts and uncles, Wesley Wells (Donna), Britt Shores (Ashly), Drake Shores-Roos, Morgan Wells, Heather Parish (Andy), Zachary Payne, Sydney Payne, Myranda Steelman (Hagen), Derrick Stevenson, John White (Andrea), Matt Shirley, Megan Shirley, Stacy Shirley, Grace Shirley, Jim Shores; great aunt and uncle, Jim and Cindy Cotten; cousins, Ever, Taven, Andy Slade, Emory, Lily-Ann, Emma-Lee, Leon, Nick, Victoria, Aiden, and Isabella; numerous other cousins and extended family.

                The family will hold a memorial visitation from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

                In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to “Footprints on the Heart”, click donate at the bottom of the page.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, is honored to serve the family of sweet Thea Adelaide Payne.