Lucille Esancy Payson

Lucille R. Esancy Payson

July 27, 1923 - September 5, 2019
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ROCKLAND – Lucille R. Esancy Payson, 96, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Knox Center in Rockland, following a brief illness.

Born in Rockland, July 27, 1923, she was the daughter of Abrose L. and Doris E. Ulmer Melvin. She was a graduate of Rockland High School, class of 1941, where she was a star basketball and softball athlete.
Lucille was named as Miss Rockland in 1941.

She enjoyed hosting the class of 1941 reunion at her home every year.

July 13, 1941, she married Laurence I. Esancy. Together they had two children, Gloria and Larry. Mr. Esancy died in 1948. After being blessed with love again, on November 19, 1948, Lucille married Donald E. Payson. They enjoyed a blended family and were blessed in their union with a son Donald, Jr. and daughter Barbara.

Lucille has long been involved in spreading the message of love, forgiveness and redemption, offered by her Savior, Jesus. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of For His Glory Bible Baptist Church in Union.

Other than her parents and first husband Laurence, Lucille was predeceased by her second husband Donald Payson, Sr. in 2006; two sons, Laurence I. Esancy in 2014 and Donald Payson, Jr. in 2018, as well as one sister, Dorothy Hopkins. She is survived by two daughters and their husband’s, Gloria and Jerry Sharp of Rockland, Barbara LaDue and Richard of Hamlin, NY; a daughter-in-law whom she considered a daughter, Linda Esancy of Rockland; a sister Faith Reed and her husband Sullivan of Owls Head; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, September 9, 2019, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday,
September 10th at For His Glory Bible Baptist Church, 92 Butler Road, Union. Pastor Michael Kee will officiate. Interment will follow in Achorn Cemetery, Rockland. A reception will follow at Lucille’s home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday September 9, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday September 9, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home
    110 Limerock Street
    Rockland, Maine 04841
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  • Service

    Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday September 10, 2019 11:00am
    For His Glory Bible Baptist CHurch
    92 Butler Road
    Union, Maine 04862
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Michael Kee
  • Interment

    Tuesday September 10, 2019 |
    Tuesday September 10, 2019
    Achorn Cemetery
    Old County Road
    Rockland, ME 04841
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  • Reception

    Tuesday September 10, 2019 |
    Tuesday September 10, 2019
    At the Mrs. Payson's home
    Address Not Available
    Following the committal service.


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