Vera Payne Catoe



HEATH SPRINGS, SC ~ Mrs. Vera Payne Catoe, age 93, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 1, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert Elmore Payne and Sallie Joyner Payne Phillips, and was the wife of Maurice F. “Son” Catoe, Sr. Mrs. Catoe enjoyed reading, going to the beach and the mountains, and decorating birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Golden Age group at her church and enjoyed going on trips with them. Mrs. Catoe was a member of Fork Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Catoe is survived by her husband of 70 years, Maurice “Son” Catoe; her son, Sonny Catoe (Jan); two daughters, Brenda C. Ellis (Wayne) and Sherry C. Gowan (Rick); six grandchildren, Cassandra E. Eckstorm (Andy), Angela E. Jordan, Kevin M. Ellis, Griff Catoe, Brannan Catoe (Lindy) and Tyler Gowan; nine great-grandchildren, Cameron Jordan, Chance Jordan, Jonathon Ellis, Justin Ellis, Eli Eckstorm, Brent Catoe, Jackson Catoe, Toby Catoe and Taelor Gowan; a brother, Jimmie Phillips; and was blessed with a loving extended family of 12 step-brothers and step-sisters.

Mrs. Catoe was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Jared Catoe; a brother, Robert E. Payne; and a sister, Florence Whitaker.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mrs. Catoe will be 12:00 pm Monday, September 10, 2018 at Fork Hill Baptist Church by Rev. Kenny Pittman and Rev. Steve Neal. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends, one-hour prior, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday, September 10, 2018 in the church family life center and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to Fork Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1125 Fork Hill Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to caregivers, Mildred and Chyrel and Hospice and Palliative Care, Palmetto Region.