Alyne Payton, Walter Payton’s mom, dies after long illness

May 13, 2013 in News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

Alyne Payton, the mother of late Chicago Bears football star, Walter Payton (pictured) died after a long illness in Jackson last week. The Paytons are from Columbia, Miss.

JACKSON – (AP) Alyne S. Payton, the mother of the late NFL Hall of Fame running back and Chicago Bears star Walter Payton, died Monday at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 87.

Family members say she died after a long illness.

Officials with Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home said services were scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Black’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial was Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery in Columbia.

Alyne Payton’s husband Edward died of an aneurysm in 1978.

Walter Payton, who played college football for Jackson State, died of liver disease in 1999.

Alyne Payton was a former member of the board for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Survivors include a son, Eddie, also a football standout at Jackson State; and a daughter, Pam.