Obituary for Denise Payton

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Denise Payton

March 7, 1966 - March 8, 2016

Denise (Fisher) Payton, age 50, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 2016 after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. She was a resident of Trafalgar.

Denise was born in DeWitt, Arkansas on March 7, 1966 to her parents, Glendel and Sarah (Herrmann) Fisher. She married Kip D. Payton on September 18, 1982 in DeWitt. He survives after 33 years of devoted marriage. Although never blessed with children of her own, she was adored by her nieces and nephews, and through the years, has been claimed by many other children as “Aunt Neese” although not related.

Denise was a loving wife, homemaker and had many gifts and talents which she willingly shared in helping others. While she was an outstanding hostess and an amazing cook, her greatest gift was in making everyone feel special. Denise enjoyed the outdoors by working in her yard and flower gardens. She will be remembered for her beautiful cake decorating and home interior decorating. Denise was an active 35 year member of the Morgantown General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. She had a great love for the Lord Jesus, who she committed her life to and put her complete trust in.

She is survived by her husband, Kip; mother, Sarah Fisher of DeWitt; siblings, Diane Fisher, WyGonda Fisher both of DeWitt, AR, LaRonda (Wesley) Hamm of Lexington, OK; Vance (Teresa) Fisher of DeWitt, AR, and Maleta (Dewayne) Schmidt of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.

Denise was preceded in death by her father, Glendel Fisher and a brother, Dorland Fisher.

Bro’s. Stan White and Landis Thompson will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Denise to the Morgantown General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn “Memorial Fund” 229 East Street, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences may be made to the Payton family at

Information: (812) 597-4670To view her tribute video, you can link directly to the video hosted on our white-labeled site:

Denise’s Tribute Video



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Born: March 7, 1966
Died: March 8, 2016

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Diane & Samya Hobbs posted on 1/1/00

I'm truly sorry for your loss. My God be your straight and guide through your time of sorrow. Praying for you and your family.


Brenda and Mark Burris posted on 1/1/00

Such a beautiful lady always had a smile!! Lots of love and prayers for your family!!


Marlene Adkison posted on 1/1/00

So sorry for your loss of sweet Denise. She was a great lady and I know you will all miss her dearly but heaven gained a great angel. I know she had Uncle Glendel and Dorland and so many other family members to welcome her to her new home which is more beautiful than we can imagine. You have hope of seeing her again someday. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Kent & Susie Willoughby posted on 1/1/00

Dear Kip, Our heart is broken for you in your great loss. We will be praying for you in the days ahead that the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep you. Love and prayers, Kent and Susie


Kyle and Jodi Deboor posted on 1/1/00

She will be greatly missed. She had a smile that would brighten up a room. May the Comfoter be your stay, and may great peace be upon you in this time. Love you all.


Kyle and Jodi Deboor posted on 1/1/00

She will be greatly missed. She had a smile that would brighten up a room. May the Comfoter be your stay, and may great peace be upon you in this time. Love you all.


June Kittler posted on 1/1/00

May the God Of All Comfort wrap His Loving Peace around each one of You, in the loss of this Beautiful Soul. I'm sincerely thankful to have had the privileged to have been blessed by the acquaintance of such a gracious & endearing woman,this side of eternity. Her sweet memories will be greatly cherished.


Carla Walton posted on 1/1/00

Denise was truly an earth angel. She had a heart of gold and was a treasure. I hurt for your sweet family and wish I could be there to give you all hugs.


Wendy (Gray) Long posted on 1/1/00

I'm so sorry for your loss. Denise was such a sweet and beautiful person. We rode the school bus together for several years in high school. She always had a smile for everyone.


James and nila Bond posted on 1/1/00

I'm sorry for your loss, your in our prayers. May God comfort you in the lonely hours.


Bruce & Terrie Mannis posted on 1/1/00

God bless and comfort all of you!


Bro. Shawn Branham posted on 1/1/00

I'm so grateful to have known Sis. Denise and for her beautiful example, in fully trusting in the Lord. So many wonderful memories of her and Bro. Kip. My heart goes out to the family. May you find great comfort in the promises the Lord has left us. - For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. - Romans 8:18


Melissa Mannis posted on 1/1/00

To Kip, Sister Sarah and all your families~ It is with great sadness that I write to let you know I am thinking of you all in this horrible time of grief, yet we know the Heavenly Home is far greater than the best days on earth. What a soldier. She always had my utmost respect.


Mary Skinner posted on 1/1/00

God bless you all and grant you the comfort only He can provide. May your beautiful memories return in abundance and frequency.


Randy & Mickey Herring posted on 1/1/00

To our dear friend, brother Kip. Denise was so beautiful inside & out. She truly was a kind, talented, hard working and very hospitable person. We will always remember the good times we shared and Denise's smile. We will miss her and will be praying for you & her precious family. So sorry.


Thomas Y Nelda Godwin posted on 1/1/00

So sorry for your loss. You can take comfort that she's in a better place now. Prayers lifted for all of you.


Betsy Schmidt posted on 1/1/00

Denise was truly a sweet earth angel. She always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone. Most of all she was a shining example of faith. My love and prayers to Kip, Sarah, Maleta, Diane, Joy and LaRonda.


Glenn and Vickie Thompson posted on 1/1/00

Kip, we just learned of Denise's passing. Needless to say we are a little in shock since we didn't know she was ill. Having known the two of you all of your adult life,I think you probably know we have always been fond of you two and have rejoiced to see your beautiful marriage play out throughout your lives. We will be keeping you in our prayers in the days ahead. If you ever think we can be of any comfort, please feel free to call or Facebook us. Again, Kip, our hearts are saddened by your great loss, she was very special lady.


Woody Owenby posted on 1/1/00

I did not know Denise personally but My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Sarah, Diane, Travis, Vance and the many family members who have over the years been my life. May the Lord comfort each as only He can during times like this.


Deborah Arganbright posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and Prayers for your family, I am very sorry to hear of your great loss.


Sherry Wheeler posted on 1/1/00

My prayers are with you all especially Bro Kip. I had the pleasure of knowing and loving Sis Denise for many years. I was blessed to have her stop by the house when I lived in Pine Bluff Ar several times. She was a faithful survent and a great example to me. So sorry that her beautiful family is grieving for her. She has went on to a better place. I'll always cherish her memory and her love for the brothern.💜🙏🏼