Mollie Ernestene Payne

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Mollie Ernestene Payne, age 97, departed this life on Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Tecumseh.

She was born in Royal, Arkansas, on March 23, 1923, to the late Jim Keys and Roxie Echols Keys.

She attended Wewoka schools and worked for Scott's IGA and Moore's IGA for a number of years.

Mollie was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Tecumseh. She enjoyed reading her Bible, coloring, going to church and spending time with family and friends.

Mollie is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Woodrow Wilson Sullivan, second husband, Dewey Payne, nine siblings, grandchild, Molly Palmer and great-grandchild, Birdie Christiansen.

She is survived by her children, John Sullivan of Ada, Sharla Warren of Ohio and Karen and husband Mack Peercy of Tecumseh, grandchildren, Michael Peercy, Bryan Warren, Kara McDonald, David Warren, Faith Inman, Shawn Sullivan, Marty Peercy and numerous other relatives and friends.

There will be a private family service, and the family will have a memorial at a later date.