My father, a son, a brother, a USMC Veteran

On Thursday, April 7th, 2016, after a protracted battle with cancer, a United States Marine Corps. Veteran slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God at the age of 51.

Sergeant Darrell E. Payne, known to some as the poet “Reign Supreme,” was the first born child of Robert Sr. and Joyce Payne. He graduated from Nova High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Immediately following graduation, Darrell made the choice to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. (USMC).

As a young man, Payne worked his way up the rank and was granted many certificates and awards from the USMC (logistics). During his tenure in the USMC, the United States was called into the Persian Gulf War (1990—1991). In this war, Darrell Payne fought along the front-lines with many of his peers and lifelong friends. Payne trained in until he was honorably discharged in 1996.

In addition to his illustrious career, Darrell Payne continued his working towards success after leaving the Marine Corps. He worked as senior loan officer, an account manager, and in many other titles.

Before recognizing his illness, Darrell Payne was a loyal worker at International Longshoreman Association. In 2015, Payne received his Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

Keeping God as the head of his life Darrell Payne was a member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Darrell was accomplished at writing poetry and giving motivational speeches. He often performed at the local clubs and centers.

Darrell love joking with friends and spending time with family, but after fighting a long battle with cancer, Sergeant Payne was eventually succumbed by cancer and was called home by the lord.

Survivors of Darrell Eugene Payne’s precious memories are the loves of his life, daughters, Tyisha and Amari. Parents: Robert Sr. and Joyce Payne. Brothers: Robert Jr., Sterling, Chad (Tederra), Keion and Rodney (Nancy) Robertson. Sisters: DeMeara and TraMeara. Nieces: Ternisha, Morgan, Jocelyn and (great) Zion. Nephews: Xavier and Michael. Along with a devoted companion, a special host of Uncles, Aunts, cousins, neighbors, co-workers and friends.

**It took me forever to collaborate with my grandmother on this obituary, but I had to post it because I got it done.

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