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Reba Sue (Payne) McDonald

Reba Sue (Payne) McDonald, better known as Sue, was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Mill Creek, to the late Murray Mack and Alma Novell (James) Payne. She died on Jan. 13, 2023, in Sulphur, at the age of 81. Sue and Keith McDonald were united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1959, at the Mill Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2008.
McDonald grew up in Mill Creek, prior to her family moving to Sulphur in the mid 1950’s. She was a 1959 graduate of Sulphur High School. Once married, she devoted her life to raising her five children, as well as many other children in the community. Later in life she worked as a paraprofessional for the Sulphur Public School System.
Survivors include her son, Bryan McDonald of Sulphur; four daughters, Tisha Thornhill of Sulphur, Sheila McClure of Sulphur, Kim Roberts of Russellville, Kent., and Kristi Felts of Mill Creek; seventeen grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Patsy Murdock; and four brothers, Don Payne, Derrel Payne, Jerry Payne, and Tom Payne.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at the Mill Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Pastor Billy Harmon officiating. Interment will follow at the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur.
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