Marilyn Reach Layman, age 80, of Hanover, Virginia, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023. Marilyn was a retired labor and delivery registered nurse at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital–Forest, and previously served as a Cardiac Technician with the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad. Marilyn was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia, where she earned her Nursing Degree. She was also a member of First Christian Church, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and a cheerleader at Powell Valley High School, Big Stone Gap.
Marilyn was the loving wife of the late James Tulley Layman; devoted mother of Thomas “Todd” Shelton Layman and J. Troy Layman (Jessica Layman); stepmother of Michael Allen Layman (Leanne Layman); 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 Jessie McNamee Reach. She 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.
Relatives and friends are invited to Marilyn’s visitation at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va., on Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service 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.