Jacksonville, NC – Grace W. Layton, 85, died peacefully with her husband and children by her side on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, 11:00am at Onslow Memorial Park.
A native of Bertie County, she along with her husband, John T. Layton were the owners/operators of Layton Nursery on Hwy. 53.
Her brothers, Joseph and Jarvis White along with her sisters, Blanche W. Houghson, Florence W. Overton and Clara V. White all precede her in death.
Along with her husband, Grace is also survived by two daughters, Valarie Smith of Jacksonville, Lea Watson of Concord; son, Stephen Layton of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Rachael E. Sanders, Michael S. Layton, C. Taylor Layton, Natalie B. Watson and Nicholas Watson.
Onslow Memorial Park
Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
3280 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville, NC 28540
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My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. Psalms 46:1 says, God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress. And remember that God hates it when one of His children dies (Matthew 18:14, 1 Corinthians 15:26). So He makes Himself available in order to comfort us. In fact, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 refers to Him as the "God of all comfort". Pray to Him for strength to get through this most difficult time. Weep to Him when the words just won't come out. He will really help you (Isaiah 41:10) because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). And please, call upon His name found at Psalm 83:18. www.JW.org
Submitted by Ahave on Oct 9 2017 09:20:38 AM
We send you warm fuzzies, hugs, and our sympathy for Grace's passing. We send a "yellow rock" and love to our fellow square dancer and friend, JT.
Submitted by Bill and Carol Collins (Tryon Twirlers) on Oct 6 2017 05:28:06 PM
I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Layton's passing. Praying for all the family. So very sorry Lea, I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. Remembering all the fun times spent at your home when we were younger. Know I will be praying for you now and the days to come.
Submitted by Gina Lewis Summers on Oct 3 2017 08:03:37 PM
I am so sorry for your loss, sickness and death is an enemy of God, he promises to do away with sickness and death one day soon. Revelation 21: 3,4. The God of the Bible is a loving God who can provide comfort to the mourning ones, those lowly in heart and provide encouragement and strength. 2 Corinthians. 1: 3,4.
May comfort and peace be with your family and friends.
Submitted by Neighbor on Oct 3 2017 04:00:14 PM
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you. Remembering all the fun times with your family will make you smile.
Butch, Dixie and Kevin Cooper
Submitted by Dixie Cooper on Oct 2 2017 03:09:41 PM
We were sorry to hear about the passing of Grace Layton. I remember Mrs. Layton
when I was at Blue Creek Elementary School, She always supported the school and she attended class functions. I've never forgotten how nice and kind she was to me when I was a kid and i would go home with her son Steve after school. Mrs. Layton was a firm believer and supporter of her family and community. Such a tireless and hard worker! May she Rest in Peace. The family will remain in our prayers.
Rufus and Sharon Murray
Swansboro, N C
Submitted by Rufus & Sharon Murray on Oct 2 2017 12:54:46 PM
Rufus Murray lit a candle for Grace White Layton
Rufus Murray lit a candle on Oct 2 2017 12:43:48 PM
Each of you are in my thoughts as you celebrate Aunt Grace's life and enduring love. A beautiful flower was picked from this earthly world and planted in heaven's garden. Her warmth and beauty lingers in our hearts and memories. Aunt Grace will be missed by everyone in our family.
Submitted by Charlotte Layton on Oct 1 2017 12:38:27 AM
George and Sherry Yopp Haywood lit a candle for Grace White Layton
George and Sherry Yopp Haywood lit a candle on Sep 30 2017 08:29:55 PM
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. Be assured that God knows your pain and already has arrangements in place to make everything right again (Isaiah 26:19; John 5:28,29). Rely on Him in prayer during this difficult time, for He will give you peace of mind and "the power beyond what is normal" to cope (Philippians 4:6,7; 2 Corinthians 4:7). Take care.
Submitted by Reader on Sep 30 2017 03:28:08 PM
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