She was born Jan. 27, 1978, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Frankie and Janet Acord Howard. She and Jackie Payne were married Dec. 9, 2006.
Celina was six months pregnant with a son, Jesse Lee.
She attended Perkins Church at Perkins, Mo. She was a very compassionate and caring CNA; her residents and co-workers loved her and always told her that she would have a crown waiting for her in heaven.
Celina helped everyone she could and never thought of herself. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Loving survivors include her husband; parents; Frankie and Janet Howard of Zalma, Mo.; two sisters; Shonda Howard of Jackson, Wendy Howard of Zalma; two nephews, Zachary Howard and Dallan Stotts; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Acord of Patton, Mo.; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Jordan; maternal grandfather, Franklin "Joker" Acord; paternal grandparents, Tollie Howard and Roy Jane Alleman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Advance Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Brad Moore officiating. Burial will be in Cato Cemetery.