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Miata Massaquoi Payne

August 23, 1956 – March 25, 2019

The Payne, Massaquoi, Toweh, Tappeh, Freeman and Ajavon families announce with profound regret and sadness the home going of their beloved, Mrs. Miata Massaquoi Payne. She was the great-grand daughter of the late Chief Dehpu Toweh and Chief Tappeh of Tappita District, Nimba County. This sad event occurred on the 25th of March 2019 after a brief illness.

Mrs. Miata M. Payne is survived by her husband, Mr. Arthur K. Payne. She leaves to mourn her loss a host of relatives and friends in Liberia and the United States.
Children: Lloyd Wiles (Zehcca), Malik Freeman, Tenneh Freeman, Elick “EJ” Freeman. Grand children: Lloydson Momolu Wiles, Edna Lorraine Wiles, Llodline Wiles, Malia Freeman, Makayla Freeman, Mariah Freeman, Marquis White Freeman, Davion Melchizedek Freeman, Amiah Gabrielle Vinson, Elijah Zekiel Freeman and Zariyah Israela Vinson.
Siblings: Teresa Ajavon Gharbin (Johnny.), T-Momolu Massaquoi (Rose), and Jackie Massaquoi.

She’s predeceased by Parents: Momolu Massaquoi, father; Ms. Voyngee Flomo, mother; Musu Massaquoi, sister; and Alhaji Massaquoi, brother.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Funeral Home
Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.
703 S Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Wake Keeping
Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
1229 Bringleferry Rd
Salisbury, NC 28144

Funeral Service
Bread of Life Worship Center
Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
1229 Bringleferry Rd
Salisbury, NC 28144

Immediately following the funeral services

Contributions: can be made to “Miata Massaquoi Payne Memorial Fund” Wells Fargo Bank: Account # 2854117625

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1040 East Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144

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120 Marriott Circle. Salisbury, NC 28144

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125 Marriott Circle Salisbury, NC 28144

Mr. Arthur Payne: 678-790-6883
Mr. T. Momolu Massaquoi: 412-215-7617
Mrs. Theresa Gharbin: 817-919-2335
Mr. Lloyd Wiles: 215-803-1118
Mr. Elick “EJ” Freeman 970-980-1914
Tenneh Freeman 301-237-2225
Mr. Emmanuel Freeman: 229-347-5253
Ms. Jacqueline Massaquoi: +231-886-747-198
Mr. Chris Massaquoi: 011-231-770-800-099 or 231-866-534-949