New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023

Marilyn Reach Layman

Marilyn Reach Layman, 80, of Hanover, Virginia, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023.

Marilyn was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia, where she earned her Nursing degree. She was also a member of First Christian Church in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and a cheerleader at Powell Valley High School in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Marilyn was a retired labor and delivery registered nurse at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital-Forest, and previously served as a cardiac technician with the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Louie Reach and Cleo Shelton Reach; husband, James Tulley Layman; siblings, James Edward Reach, Christine Reach Waldrop (Gene Paul Waldrop), and Harold Louie Reach.

She was the devoted mother of Thomas “Todd” Shelton Layman and J. Troy Layman (Jessica); stepmother of Michael Allen Layman (Leanne); cherished grandmother of Jacob Austin Layman, Kristin Nicole Layman, and Jocelyn Sophia Layman; step-grandmother of Kyle Thomas Layman and Kevin Michael Layman; sister of Anna Lou Reach; and sister-in-law of Jessica McNamee Reach.

Relatives and friends are invited to Marilyn’s visitation on Saturday, July 1, 2023, 11 a.m. at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m.

Online condolences and fond memories of Marilyn may be offered to the family on the Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel website.