Molly Harrison Layfield

May 29, 1961February 1, 2013

LAYFIELD, Molly Harrison, entered a well earned rest on February 1, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie Stewart and Edmund Harrison Jr.; and her sister, Anne Harrison Rieder. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Richard Layfield; her sister and brother-in-law, Mefi and Dave Rowland; nieces, Mollianne Carter and Abbey Rowland; nephews, Edmund Harrison, and Chris Rowland; and great-nephew, Riley Rowland.

Molly was an exceptional woman with a heart as big as they come. She touched countless lives through her practice as a physical therapist, equine physical therapist, dressage rider, and through friendships.

A memorial service to celebrate Molly's life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Avenue, Henrico, Va. 23229. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United States Dressage Federation ( or Service Dogs of Virginia (service condolences may be made at


  • A Memorial Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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February 28, 2014

I can't believe it has been a year since she has gone. I regret not staying in contact with her in recent years. She just had so much to offer in so many ways. So sincere and such a giver. Jane Alford

Cathy Maxwell

April 11, 2013

I just heard of Molly's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.

Lina Raynes

February 14, 2013

She was the best. Always thinking of others before herself. Loved her so much.

Barbi Fitz

February 12, 2013

Molly and I met at Virginia Tech where I had her as a student. We shared in that class that we both wanted to go to PT school. Molly got in the year before me and she was my Big Sister in PT school. What a brilliant and wonderful person she was . Our paths only crossed a couple of times after PT school, but we always just picked up from there and went on. Ended up working with Mollianne for awhile too. My thoughts and prayers are with Richard and her entire family. I know you all have wonderful memories that will help you through this very sad time. Barbi

John Savage

February 11, 2013

Mefi, Dave, Mollianne, Eddie, and Richard, I am very sorry to hear about Molly's passing. Although it's been many years since we've been in touch, I'll always remember her as a good friend from days gone by in high school. Peace, prayers and blessings.

Pamela Stinson

February 7, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Molly's passing.She was so caring and very helpful with my field hunter Irish Crew many years ago. My deepest sympathy to family and many friends.

Susan Luck

February 7, 2013

I will miss Molly's visits to Dr. Cox's office. She was a true animal lover with horses at the top of the list. You were loved by many!


February 6, 2013

I always enjoyed spending time with Mefi and Molly with Uncle Edmond and Aunt Marie as a child. It is a shame that in these days and times, we were not able to stay close. but I will treasure the wonderful times we had especially at their house during the summer at the pool.. I always imagined both Molly and Mefi... one day... with gold metals representing the USA.. God bless the family, and may your memories be as good as mine.. Janice Stewart Edge

Veronica Quinley

February 6, 2013

My sympathies to Molly's friends and family. Such a positive spirit, caring and compassionate. I'm glad to have known her. She will be missed.

Laura Cassanos

February 6, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Molly's passing. I had hoped to get together with her one more time..She was such a beautiful person..I am heartbroken..Rest in Peace Molly.