Payne, Nelda Bolt

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Nelda Jean Bolt Payne, 79, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023, at her home in Radford. She was a retired US Postmaster at the New River Post Office. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt Orville Bolt and Mertie Elizabeth Nester; brother, Norman, Roy and Clinton Bolt; and sisters, Dorothy Bolt, Lovelyn Carmichael, Fay Wilkerson and Hazel Thomas.

Survivors include her husband, James Phillip Payne, Sr.; sons, Joe Harris and Randy Harris (Yvonne); daughters, Veronica Harris, Kay Wyatt (Russ) and Raven Garner (Chris); grandchildren, Joe Harris and Ja’Micia Garner; 5 stepchildren; and numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Helen Talbot; and many other special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Special thanks to daughter Raven for her loving care.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastors Perry and Phillip Slaughter officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Burial Park in Radford.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the First Missionary Baptist Church, 7318 Manns Drive, Fairlawn, VA 24141.

The Payne family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.