Marcus Payne

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MARCUS MARQUIS PAYNE was born in Columbus, Ohio,
on Wednesday, May 25, 1994. He was the son of Victoria Landrum
and Mark Payne, Sr. Marcus was a well-loved young man. He was a
proud graduate of West High School, Class of 2012. He studied
Business Management at The Ohio State University and furthered
his education at Columbus State Community College and the Trio
Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Program. September 2009,
Marcus was baptized at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Marcus enjoyed sports and staying active. He played baseball for
Georgian Heights, football for Westside Dolphins, ran track and
played basketball for West High School. Marcus was in the Boy
Scouts Webelos. He enjoyed exercising, playing basketball, and
playing Xbox video games. He especially loved watching animated
shows, like Naruto, with his nephew, Mark Ill. Marcus loved his
community and family.

Marcus was a hard worker. His employment journey includes
working in the sales department at Georgesville Nissan, HKT
Teleservices as an advocate, and was employed three and a half
years for Scarlet Management Group, where he advanced and had
a team of fourteen reps. Moreover, Marcus was selected to speak
at a business conference for being among the top employees,
resulting with a couple of paid conferences to Mexico as a reward.
In addition, Marcus worked two years at The Columbus Dispatch
Warehouse as a hopper feeder, a year at Westland Area Library as
a shelfer, and a season for the Columbus State Community College
Athletic Department as a summer assistant.

Marcus had an entrepreneurial spirit and aspired to be in business
with his brother and uncle. He wanted to also give back to the
Westside/Hilltop community by providing food or other items of
need. When asked how he was doing, Marcus would reply either,
“Cool as ice water,” “Work hard to make money,” “Stay Sucker Free,”
or “It ain’t that serious.”

He was always polite and respectful. Marcus’ philosophy was if
something needed to be done . . . to just do it. Marcus was always
figuring things out for himself, before asking for help. He would
say . . .

Marcus was a person who enjoyed life and saw the light in every
situation. Marcus showed respect to his elders and love to the
innocence of children. He didn’t mummer when he had an objective
to complete and could lighten a dampened mood. Marcus liked
thinking outside the box to solve problems. For example, he
researched buying and watering his two Venus flytrap plants for
the house.

GONE TOO SOON. Our beloved Marcus M. Payne departed this life
on Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was twenty-seven years of
age. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Mike
(Ruthie) McGee, Wade (Lethia) Jordan Sr., Robert (Dorothy) Payne,
and Grandpa James “Jake” Turner, Sr.

Cherishing his memory include his mother, Victoria (Alfredo)
Landrum; father, Mark Payne, Sr.; brothers, Mark Payne Jr., Maurice
Payne, Devyn (Meshia) Coleman, Sherod (Shelia) Payne, Anthony
Keels, and Dominique Payne; sisters, Sierra (Amanda) DePalmo
and Deanna Payne; grandparents, Alice Turner and Wade (Fairy)
Jordan Jr.; uncles, Robert Payne Jr., Wade Jordan III, Michael
Grigsby; and aunts, Cathy Diggs, Cindy Reese, Barbara Aaron,
Almeta (Dwight) Morris, Jettie Crook, Morine Epting, Lousie Jones,
Lois Jordan, Brenda Jordan, Mamie Wilson, and Victoria Jones.
Loving memories are also cherished by his nephews, Mark Payne
Ill, Dez’Jaun White, Devyn Coleman II, and Drew Coleman; niece,
Mekalei Coleman; cousins, Amasyah Mayo, Tavian Jordan, Carrah
Jordan, J.J. Taylor, Angel Grigsby, Ambria Reese, lmani Jordan, Amira
Rose, Amina Rose, and Ammon Rose; special family, Kushan Norris
Jr.; special friends, DeMarcus Riley, Dexter Gleason, Tevin Hawkins,
Elliott Hawkins, Andrew Herrell, and Josh Hicks; and a host of other
cousins, family members, and friends who all loved him.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1775 W. Broad St.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Felicia Aaron and Family

    “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. ” -Psalm 46:1

    God, thank you that you promise to be our refuge, our safe place, our protector, and our shelter when we are battling through a storm. I pray that you would provide that shelter for my family who has to say goodbye to their child, our cousin, brother, grandchild , nephew. Help us to surround our family with Your love during this time, and give them peace so they would know you love them and have not abandoned them. Give them the strength to take one day at a time, one moment at a time, and one step forward at a time.

    We Love You Marcus
    You will be missed
    Continue to Pray for our Family …..

  3. Words can not describe the sadness in my heart that I feel for you Vicki and Mark. Parents are not suppose to bury their children it is suppose to be the other way around. I am praying for brighter days and peaceful nights in the days, weeks and months ahead. There is no timetable for grief. Knowing that the Comforter will with be with you and the family every step of the way!

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  5. Kathy O'Keefe Burke

    Mark and Vicky I was brokenhearted to hear of Marcus’s passing. Such a tragedy for your entire family. We certainly enjoyed those little boys when we were neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. All my love.

  6. I love you brother and I’m going to miss you so much . Love you always, Sis (Sierra)

  7. Karen McDaniel Cain

    WowThis One Hits So Hard. Rest In Peace Marcus. You Truly Were A Gentle Soul From God. Your Death Is Truly A Shock. We Put All In God’s MightyHands. We Pray For Justice In Jesus Name! Prayers For The Family. Our God Thru Jesus Our Lord Is Our Comforter…

  8. Henrietta Richardson

    My deepest condolences to the family of Marcus Payne! May God continue to be with you and carry you through this difficult time.. Love and prayers to you all.

  9. My deepest condolences,love and I’m praying for your families.May God comfort you.

  10. Condolences to your family. Sending prayers and love.

  11. My heart goes out to you and the Payne family

  12. I can not explain the sadness in my heart that I have knowing the pain you are adoring at this time and what you have to go through . My Thoughts and Prayers are sent to the Both of you and your whole family.

  13. My hearts goes out to the parents of Marcus Payne.
    May you find comfort in your hearts knowing that he is in God’s hands

  14. I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.

  15. I’m so sorry for your loss and can’t imagine what your family is going through, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Vicky and Mark, there is nothing I can say that would ever come close to providing comfort for the loss of Marcus, but know that I am praying for strength and comfort for you and Mark in the loss of your son, praying for Mark Jr and Maurice in the loss of their brother and the entire family in the loss of a grandson, nephew, uncle, and friend. My heart is broken that you are faced with this devastating loss, my deepest sympathy to you both and the entire Payne family.

  17. Storm (A.I) Tyler

    Me and Marcus have been locked in every week for about a year . Since day 1 he always gave off good vibes you could tell his spirit was right . We always chopped it up about life what we had going on at the time . Marcus really loved to travel and see the world Shoutout to his brother Mark who set up the Dubai trip for him , the way he talked about that specific trip I could tell it was something he would never forget .

    To his mother father brothers & the rest of the family I send my deepest condolences. I pray you all find peace within someday . I pray this tragedy brings you all together even stronger rather than tear you apart.

    Long live Marcus , love you my guy

  18. My thoughts and prayers have been and will be with you all in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. May God give you strength and comfort your broken hearts.

  19. Family –

    Words can’t express how heavy my heart is for all of you. I prayed daily for a miracle of some sort.
    I can still hear him laugh and it brings tears to my eyes. No one wants to ever have to be in this circumstance that you are dealing with and my heart is so broken. The bond that is shared between “the boys” is special and a true example of brotherhood. Stand strong in the Lord and my he bring you comfort in the trying times and joy with the memories.

    My love and condolences to you all


  20. Kathy Fouse-Johnson

    My sincerest condolences and prayers for your family
    May the peace of God give you all strength during this difficult time.

    Much Love

  21. Vicky & Mark, my deepest, sincere condolences on the loss of your soon; stay in prayer, He WILL see you through No expiration on grieving, but I hope your great memories will comfort you.

  22. To the family words cannot begin to express our
    extreme sorrow for the loss of Marcus. We pray God
    will lift you up and fill your hearts with the hope that
    lies in Him. Marcus was a remarkable young man.
    He will be missed by so many. May God grant peace
    in your hearts and strength for the days ahead.
    We love you!
    Cousin Herbert & Zakiyyah McGee

  23. You will be greatly missed and forever loved. You’ve touched so many people in your short time here. We love you ! I won’t ever forget seeing you sitting in the corner at our wedding just smashing that plate haha. We love you bro!

    Ms. Vicky you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers and we are always here for you and love you!


  24. Alana Stromer-Golden

    So sorry for your loss, and we want you to know that we are praying for the Payne & Landrum family. May the precious memories of Marcus help to comfort you.

    Alana, Alaya and Aleicia Golden

  25. My family and I had the pleasure of working and spending time with Marcus for three and a half years. I can say I haven’t meet many more people with a more positive outlook on life. He had a knack for making things work and finding the silver lining in almost anything. I had the opportunity to see him grow from a young man just trying to make it and wanting better for himself to someone who had the skills and ability to make the tough decisions that were best for him and those around him in life and in business. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying Marcus made an imprint on my life and I’m forever grateful for the time, love and energy God allowed him to spend with me.

  26. Rhonda R Pleasant

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mark and Vicki’s children. My sincere condolences to the Payne family. I went to West High with Vicki & Mark. I ask that God by His Spirit comfort you in this time of grief. My our Lord keep His loving arms around you and allow those who have a strong shoulder be there for you to lean on and strong arms to catch you when you fall.
    Rhonda Pleasant & Family

  27. So, so sorry for your loss~

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