Phedeicia Jashan Tolmaire

Published 10:44 am Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Phedeicia Jashan Tolmaire was called home to glory on July 16, 2021, at Egleston Children’s Hospital, Decatur, Georgia.

Phedeicia, affectionately known as “DeeDee”, was born on July 30, 2008, to Courtney Tolmaire and Mark Payne in Decatur, Georgia.

Phedeicia accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and united with the Arbor Grove Baptist Church, LaGrange, Georgia. She was involved in several of the church’s plays and enjoyed serving with the youth department.

She currently was a student at Long Cane Middle School, where she was an outstanding student. She was a member of the Science Club and aspired to be an attorney. DeeDee was committed to excellence in being a student athlete. She was a member of the cross country team, and was a member of the basketball team.

Her radiant smile would lighten up the room.Her enjoyable personality was a plus. She enjoyed laughing and talking with her classmates and friends. There was never a dull moment when she was around.

She was preceded in death by her two grandfathers, Charles Tolmaire Sr., and Norvall Graves; grandmother, Barbara J. Payne, and one brother, Marquis Payne.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother Courtney Tolmaire; her father, Mark Payne (Bethany); a grandmother, Gaynell Tolmaire; ten siblings, Phileicia Tolmaire, Phoneicia Tolmaire, Maranda Tolmaire, Britney Alexander, A’Ja Payne, Brandon Payne, Mark Tolmaire, Brian Payne, and Alijah Payne; two uncles, Charles Tolmaire Jr. and Gerard Graves; three aunts, Kimberly Miller, Melinda Tolmaire, and Danielle Tolmaire, a host of cousins; other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Love Service will be held at 1 p.m. ET, Friday, July 23, 2021, at the New Life Deliverance Church, LaGrange, Georgia, with Pastor Brenshell Willis serving as the Eulogist and Evangelist Elijah Griggs, officiating.

Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the M. W. Lee Mortuary.

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Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to M. W. Lee Mortuary of West Point, Georgia.