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Sonja Klaus Payson

Sonja Klaus Payson, 83, of Fayetteville passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1938, in Germany to Xavier and Freida Klaus. Sonja became a US Citizen on June 19, 1963. She operated Zip’Z Ice Cream Parlor and The Golf Practice Range both for 10 years and was a homemaker for many years while she raised her three children. Sonja was a truly kind soul with a warm and friendly personality, she always thought of others first, loved meeting new people and waiting on her customers. She cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren. Sonja is preceded in death by her son, Joseph A. Payson of Fayetteville, NC; brother, Rudi Huber; and parents, Xavier Klaus, and Freida Huber. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Patrick Payson of Fayetteville; daughter, Jennifer Payson of Eastover and son, Michael Payson of Fayetteville; grandson, Brandon Payson and wife, Sarvi Payson of Raleigh; granddaughters, Katie Walters, and Alison Walters of Eastover; and grandson, Matthew Walters of Eastover. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Patrick Catholic Church at 11 Am on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Burial to follow the service at Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.

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