(Millington, TN) Friends, family and classmates of Millington High School football player Dana Payne will come together today for his funeral.
Payne’s funeral will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 5010 West Union Road in Millington.
The 15-year-old wide receiver and running back died last week at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital from injuries he suffered during football practice.
“They were running a play, like they do at practice, and he got hit hard,” said Payne’s mother Tameka Smith.
Smith told us last week she was proud of her son, that he loved his younger brothers and was passionate about football.
“I’m glad that he died doing what he wanted to do and not in these streets, with the gang members and they killing and all that. He died very good,” said Smith.
Dana Payne funeral