Wyona G. Null

December 13, 1924 - March 29, 2008

12/13/1924 - 03/29/2008

Past Services

Saturday April 05, 2008
6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Norfolk; Wyona G. Null know to her many friends as “Wy” embraced the call of our Lord and entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 29, 2008 at home surrounded by those who loved her.

Wyona was born December 13, 1924 in Bristol, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry D. and Grace Lee Payne, an infant son, her sister Ardith Young and brothers James W. Payne and Perry R. Payne. In her younger years Wyona sang on NBC Radio and was part of a trio known as “The Three Little Sisters.” The program aired Saturday morning at the Paramont Theatre. She also known as the Yodeling Cowgirl broadcasted by radio station WOPI. And in that period of time lived a very exciting life surrounded by quite a few famous people. She later located to Norfolk, VA where she worked in electronics and retired from NARF. Wyona had a fun loving spirit that could be felt by everyone she met.

She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Bushby of Norfolk and Jolleen Eldridge of Colonial Heights, VA, a brother Robert L. Payne of Bristol, TN, four nieces, Cindy Michael, Benita Ramsey, Tracy Payne and Melissa Payne, two nephews, Terry A Payne and Jeffrey Bushby. She will be sorely missed by her very close friends, Sandra “Cookie” White, Sylvia “Edna” Johnikins, Chelsea Melchiorree, Brenda Wilson and Tracy Chzasz, Olivia, Kara, Justin, Matt and the many who helped her to live life to its fullest. From our hearts to yours Wy “WON’T IT BE GREAT!

A funeral service will be held Saturday April 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Glenwood Cemetery 839 Bluff City Highway Bristol, TN. Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol will be handling the arrangements in TN.
Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Lynn Richards
8 years ago

I met Wy about 12 years ago when she attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk. I am the church organist and she really loved organ music. I visited her home a few times and played the organ for her in her home.

She hand wrote the music to a song her husband wrote entitled “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know About Her” so that I could play it on the organ.

She was a character; I wish that we could have spent more time with her the last few years, but we were not able to.

We’ll miss her.

Josie payne,rodriguez
8 years ago

Im just writting you give my condolence to {my}Aunt WY, me and my brother Jayson Payne spent lots of summers with her in our youg years makn pouched eggs/muffins.We are james w.paynes children.Thanks for thinkn of us.God Rest her Soul! We Spent some happy days in that big house.We always called her our Spunky aunt Wy. Well shes with her to speacial brothers she adored all her life.{James/Jerry-not perry. will just wanted yall to know yall forgot 3 speacial people in wys life that were Paynes all our lives John, josie,Jayson Payne may she be happy and no more suffering/ Lots of LOVE

Reggie and Debi Michael
8 years ago

Our lives were enriched the day we met Wy last summer. What a character she was! We had the privilege of bringing her niece and our sister-in-law, Cindy Michael to visit her for the day, and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the “Aunt Wy” that Cindy often spoke of. Even with her deteriorating health, she entertained us with her “full-of-life” stories, and made us wish we had only known her longer. We are especially grateful to her longtime caregiver, Tracy, for her selfless service to Wy for so many years. Tracy, she loved you so much, and it was clear to us that you were truly family to Wy. You have a true servant’s heart. I know that you and your family will especially miss her. The world is a much more colorful place because of the life of Wyona Payne Null.