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Date published: 3/12/2013

Florence Eveline Slate “Flossie” Payne, 73, of Bowling Green departed this life Saturday, March 9, 2013.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother with a special fondness for animals. She was a member of Bowling Green Baptist Church, and she possessed the spiritual gift of mercy, which she used to the very best of her ability.

She is survived by her three children, Pamela Payne Chenault and her husband, Frankie, of Ruther Glen, Cathy Payne Gravatt of Sandston and Billy Payne Jr. of Bowling Green; six grandchildren, Jennifer Bright, Randal Chenault and his wife, Ashley, Trevor Chenault, Andrew Gravatt, Brittany Gravatt and Jonathan Anthony; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elaine Slate Dillon. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Lee Slate; mother Eveline E. Weideman; brother Allen Lee Slate; and stepbrother C. Daniel Major.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1955 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 110, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.