Help Dion Payton's Wife with Funeral Expenses

We are shocked and devastated by the sudden and unexpected loss of Dion Payton who passed away March 13, 2021. He was 70 years old.

He was a beloved husband. His wife Jean says "he was the love of my life for 44 years." She was always by his side through thick and thin and all the ups and downs in life. He was a devoted father and grandfather, loyal brother, son, uncle, friend and colleague.

Dion inspired a generation of musicians. He was a mentor and teacher to many in the Chicago blues music  scene. He was admired by blues music fans around the world.

Through triumph and tragedy, Dion was always authentic, generous and willing to help anyone in need. His compassion and generosity was well known without ever expecting anything in return.

Please consider supporting Dion's wife Jean through this heartbreaking time as she navigates through this tragedy and learns how to live without him.

All donations will go directly to his wife Jean. These funds will help with unexpected end of life costs and support Jean in safekeeping their home and immediate living expenses.

Any donation is so greatly appreciated. We request that you kindly share this link with your networks. We are so grateful for your love and support for Dion's family during this time.

If you wish to, please share your love and memories for Dion, Jean and Dion's family in the comments. Reading them has been a great support for the family.

**NOTE: Maria Mavraganes is a dear friend of Dion and Jean, and has set up this fundraiser with permission from Dion's wife Jean. If you choose to support Jean with end of life expenses, please do so through this link. This is the only fundraiser authorized by Dion's wife Jean Payton.

Due to the pandemic, memorial services will be announced at a later date.


Maria Mavraganes
Chicago, IL

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