Laura Eileen (Billings) Payne, age 57, of Brownwood passed away Monday, November 07, 2016, to join her Lord and Savior.

A memorial service for Laura will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Cross Plains with Bro. Ronnie White officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Laura was born to Adelbert and Rebecca Billings on May 22, 1959, in Hartford, Conn.; she was the fifth of six children. After the split of her parents, she was raised by her mom who worked two jobs to make ends meet.

Laura married her husband of 31 years, Jerry Payne, in El Paso on May 4, 1985. They were blessed with a son, Jimmy Lee Payne, on Nov. 24, 1985. She spent her life teaching Jim the way to live a fruitful life. Laura was truly a loving person and asks nothing for herself. She will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Sam Billings.

Laura is survived by her husband, Jerry Payne of Brownwood; son, Jim Payne of Brownwood; grandson, Joshua Payne of Brownwood; step-daughter, Lila Mobley and husband Michael of May; three step-granddaughters, Alisha, Heather, and Victoria all of Brownwood. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Memorials can be made to The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas (1411 N. Beckley Avenue Pavilion III, Suite 268 Dallas, Texas 75203) in memory of Laura. Online condolences for the family are welcome at