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Stephen Wright Vaye (Daddy)

It is with profound sadness that the Wright, Vaye and Payne families announce the home going in his 38th year of Reverend Stephen Wright Vaye, Sr., affectionately called "Skip", on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at about 4:15 p.m at the Baptist Medical Center (Downtown) Jacksonville, Florida. Stephen leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife and soul mate of fourteen years, Veronica Payne Vaye, two loving children: Stephen Teddy Vaye, Jr. and Albertha Leorla Vaye, his devoted mother Beatrice Putu Vaye and Step Father Freeman Vaye. Reverend Vaye's other survivors include his sisters Acquila Cooper, Tina Wright Abando (Frank), Pinky, Vonyee, Eva and Mercy Vaye, three brothers Junior, Vincent and Moses Vaye. Reverend Vaye is also survived by his loving Aunts Maima Wright and Dolly Wright Mitchell, Father-in-law Nicholas B. Payne, Sr., Mother-in-Law Mary Payne, brothers-in-law Benedict, Joe Kojo, Robert, Daniel, Chris, Nicholas, Jr., Ben, Charles, Edward and Emmanuel Payne, Sisters-in-law Cecelia Mensah and Charlotte Kamara, many nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, relatives and cherished friends in the United States of America, Liberia and across the globe.

Reverend Vaye graduated with a bachelor degree from the Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary on May 27, 2005. Reverend Vaye was a founding member, associate minister and leader of the praise and worship team of First African Community Church of Jacksonville, Florida under the leadership of Pastor Napoleon R. Karr. Reverend Vaye was also the organizing Pastor and a founding member of the United African Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida of which he was ordained on January 2004. Reverend Vaye was a devoted member of the Church of Pentecost, USA and the United Pentecost Church, Monrovia, Liberia.
Reverend Vaye was predeceased by his father Albert Wright at an early age.

Services of Celebration for the life of Reverend Stephen Wright Vaye, Sr.
Viewing/Wake Keeping

Friday, November 13, 2009
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
First African Community Church located at Peace Presbyterian Church
2300 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (Between Beach Blvd. and Atlantic Blvd.)

Worship Service
Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:00 A.M (PROMPT)
Church of Pentecost
8709 Hogan Road
Jacksonville, Florida

St. Nicholas Cemetery
3811 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

First African Community Church located at
Peace Presbyterian Church
2300 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (Between Beach Blvd. and Atlantic Blvd.)

All organizations and individuals interested in making tributes to the deceased should contact: JJ Jackson at 904-887-0236


Veronica Payne Vaye - 904-725-0641
Beatrice James Vaye - 011-231-672-6315
Acquila Cooper (Canada) - 403-866-6105
Maima V. Wright - 609-396-1732
Nicholas B. Payne, Sr. - 215-729-0474
Emmanuel Payne - 904-803-1144
Tina Wright Abando 011-234-8034-439-7170

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Express
4675 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, Florida
$63.00 per night
Phone #: 904-332-9500

Hampton Inn - Deerwood Park
4415 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida
$89.00 per night
Phone #: 904-997-9100

Springhill Suites
4385 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida
Phone #: 904-997-6650
Code: Ms. Cece Peters:
$47.50 per night


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