Sarah B. Payton

Payton, Sarah B.

Sarah B. Payton was born on December 7, 1895 in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. She was the oldest of ten children born to John and Fannie Brent Buckley. She attended school in Mississippi.

In 1949, she moved to Champaign, Illinois, working as a domestic for many years to help support her siblings and parents. She is also the mother of Octavia (Buckley) Cole.

Sarah was a devoted member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. She was also a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Society.

Sarah B. Payton passed away on June 18, 1959. She was survived by six daughters, three sons, 36 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, three brothers, and two sisters.