Bishop Leroy Payton, Sr., 74, of Southern Pines, NC, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 12:00 Noon, First Baptist Church of Aberdeen, 700 North Sandhills Blvd (US Hwy #1 North), Aberdeen.

Walk-Through Viewing:  Friday, November 24, 2017, 4-6 PM, Simon Funeral Home chapel, Southern Pines.

Burial:  Pinelawn Memorial Park, Southern Pines.

Bishop Payton served in the United States Army, and he was the Senior Pastor of the Christian Victory Center in Southern Pines.

Survivors:  Wife, Minnie Payton; children, Laretha Payton, Luretha McAllister, Leroy Payton, Jr. (Linette), Delicia Watkins (Scott), and Antonio Payton; brother, Kelvin Jackson; sister, Mary Broadnax; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Online condolences can be made at until December 12, 2017.

Service provided by Simon Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

Bishop Payton’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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