Died: Wed., Mar. 13, 2019


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Joanne “Bunny” Metzger Payne Flowers, 71, fought bravely to remain with her family and friends, but transitioned peacefully from this earth on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  Joanne was born New Year’s Day, 1948, in Indianapolis.  Joanne was a graduate of North Central High School, Indiana State University and IUPUI and pledged grad Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She taught at Indianapolis Public Schools and retired from the Indiana Department of Family and Social Services Administration in January 2013.
Joanne, a lifelong member of Fox Lake, spent her summers enjoying hay rides, playing bid whist and long, lazy, sunny days at the beach.  She was the rhythm of Fox Lake.  As a Fox Lake Sharkette, she was an avid swimmer, the Fox Lake historian, and gem of a person.  She was the longest serving secretary of The Fox Lake Property Owner’s Association and made many lifelong friendships.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Irene Metzger.  She is survived by her sons Charles Eugene (Gene) Payne II and John Thomas (JT) Payne, grandchildren Jayla Jake (Bug), Jade Payne (Wiggles), Chase Payne (Chaser) and Kamille Payne (Kami); cousins Rita Hinton and Crystal Jackson as well as a host of close friends and her beloved dog, Hershey. 

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Carl and Clara Steward
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
Deepest Sympathy to the Family of Joanne Payne-Flowers. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joanne was a wonderful and cherished friend whom we will dearly miss.

Carl and Clara Steward
Ellabell, GA.

Debbie Smith
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
John, Lauren and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debbie Smith

Wilbur M Payne Jr
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
Our condolences and deepest sympathy to
the family of Joanne Metzger Payne Flowers.
Joanne was an excellent mother and a wonderful
person. May her soul Rest In Peace. She will
always be remembered.
Wilbur & Marion Payne

marianne clanton
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
JT and Gene and little Jade,
I'm so sorry your mom has passed. I got to know her by coming up to the lake with Lucy.Over these last few years I became a friend.I loved her too, and will miss her greatly.
My deepest sympathies,
Marianne Clanton

Jimmy and Brenda Roberts
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Joanne was a dear friend and a constant presence at the lake. She had a way of making everyone feel welcomed in her home. She will be dearly missed.

Diana Fair White
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
My deepest condolences to your family. You are sorely missed.

Paula Tuttle Stewart
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

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