of Gibraltar, age 87, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 surrounded by her family at Angela Hospice Home Care in Livonia. She was born April 17, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Orin John and Dorothea Albertina (Berndt) McPherson. 

On March 23, 1956, Juanita married Stanley Alexander Payne. They shared 63 wonderful years together and raised 8 children. She was a kind, loving, giving, and dedicated mother and homemaker, always leading by example and instilling her moral compass in all of her children and grandchildren. Juanita was a quiet, strong, soft spoken woman who loved her family more than anything. She loved all kinds of crafts, especially doing them with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Stanley; 8 children, Edward Spears, Loretta (Jerry) Bouchard, John Spears, Nora (Paul) Moretz, Brenda (Valerio) Pomponio, Michael (Gina) Payne, Randy (Michelle) Payne, Kevin (Jane) Payne; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Ruel (Gail) McPherson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Wayne (Gloria) McPherson and Richard (Mary) McPherson.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 20, 10:00 am at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty Street, Milford, MI, with Pastor Mark Essick officiating. A private burial will take place at Wixom Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 19, from 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family of Juanita Payne (checks payable to Stanley Payne). Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.