Christopher LaKerrington Payne-Andrews, 23, died Aug. 25, 2011.
He was born January 16, 1988 to Carl and Eartha Payne Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. He attended Escambia County High School in Atmore where he excelled in baseball, football and basketball. He graduated from Oakwood Baptist School in Houston, Texas. He furthered his education at Faulkner State Community College, Bay Minette, where he majored in Sports Medicine.
Survivors include his loving and devoted mother and grandmother, Eartha Payne Andrews and Rosie Harrison, both of Atmore; father, Carl (Shirley Ann) Andrews, Jackson; two brothers, Victor Payne, Atmore, Torray L. (Natasha) Andrews, Theodore; three uncles, Herbert (Charetta) Payne, Atmore, Jeremiah (Carolyn) Payne, Trenton, New Jersey, William W. (Yvonne) Andrews, Dayton, Ohio; two aunts, Hattie Andrews-Sampson, Harriette Andrews (Rev. T.L.) Douglas, all of Jackson; a loving nephew, Darrian Payne, Mobile; a host cousins, other relatives, and friends; a special friend, Brandi Sinquefield, and her children, Lanai and Shermeria.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Wesley Andrews and Ida Virginia Tiggs Andrews, his sister, Laguanda Shanette Benjamin, and niece, Laguanda Shanette Payne.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1 with the service at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Atmore with Rev. Willie L. Hawthorne, pastor, Bishop Willie L. Williams, eulogist. Following the burial in the Stallworth Cemetery, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore.
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Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.