Patricia Payne Brittain, 85 of Center

Patricia Payne “Pat” Brittain, 85, of Center, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, in Center. 


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Karen Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mrs. Brittain was born May 4, 1933, in Center, to A.J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne.  She worked as a teacher and school counselor. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Center.


She is survived by

Daughter: Polly Montemayor and husband, Johnny, of Center


Grandchildren: Rachel Lee Hawkins and husband, Steve, of Marshall

Amy McKissick Lebrun and husband, Ronald, of Bastrop, Louisiana

J. McKissick and wife, Lin, of Austin


Great Grandchildren:

William Hawkins of Marshall

Elizabeth Hawkins of Marshall

Kaylee Hilburn of Bastrop, Louisiana


Sister: Portia Gaines of Center


Brother: James Allen Payne of Hemphill


Nieces and Nephews:

Jeannie Gaines of Center

Jennifer Payne Figge and husband Allen of League City

Jim Payne and wife Jill of Center

Charlotte Payne Markowski and husband, Brent, of Albuquerque, New Mexico


Numerous great nieces and great nephews

Preceded in death by

Husband: Charles Ray “Charlie” Brittain

Parents: A.J. “Jimmy” Payne and Coy Dellinger Payne


Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935