Maria Francesca Payton Matthews, 50 of Douglasville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22. She was born Jan. 15, 1962 in Fulton County to Barbara Cook Payton and the late Melvin L. Payton. She worked as an administrative professional for Automated Print and was a member of The Cartersville Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin L. Payton and her brother, Leslie Melvin Payton.
She is survived by her mother, Barbara Cook Payton of Douglasville; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Joe Pace of Carrollton.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel with Minister Mike Gifford officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home.
According to her wishes her body will be cremated. You may share your thoughts and memories in the online guestbook at www.hightowersmemorial.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service, 7034 Broad Street Douglasville, Georgia 30134. For more information, all 770-489-2818.