Teresa Ann Layne
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:42 am
The Messenger, March 6, 2012
Teresa Ann (Holman) Layne of Jackson, daughter of Robert W. and Trudy Holman of Union City, passed away March 4, 2012, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Visitation will be held at the George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel in Jackson today from 5-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. at West Jackson Baptist Church.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
She was born in Union City and graduated from South Fulton High School, later receiving a degree in nursing from Union University in Jackson in 1982.
She then worked as a registered nurse at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and later worked in the Neuro-Trauma ICU at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. In 1990, she and her husband, Mark M. Layne, moved from Memphis to Jackson, where she retired from nursing and became a stay at home mom.
She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and served Him faithfully. She also loved people and invested her time and her life in others. She served at West Jackson Baptist Church, working in the women’s ministry, children’s ministry and, most recently, in the youth ministry. She had previously worked as a volunteer counselor at Birth Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center in Jackson.
One of her real loves was the Hartland Place Ministry on Old Hickory Boulevard in Jackson. The Lord graciously used her and a couple of her friends to start this ministry that has developed into a “church” for those that attend. While she recently was not able to be as active in this ministry, it always thrilled her soul to hear how God was working in the lives of the people in that ministry.
She is also survived by two sons, Matthew Jordan Layne and Christopher Daniel Layne; two daughters, Julia Rhea Layne and Jenna Marie Layne; two sisters and her brother-in-law, Janiece Wright of Dyersburg and Rose and Jon Townsend of Orange Beach, Ala.; and two brothers and her sister-in-law, Mike and Penny Holman and Steve Holman, all of Union City.