OBITUARY

Teresa Ann Humphrey Layne

June 30, 1956September 15, 2021

Teresa Ann Humphrey Layne, 65, of Fishersville passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. Cancer had been living with her for over five years.

Born June 30, 1956 in Staunton, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Lee and Virginia Mae Humphrey.

Teresa graduated with honors from Wilson Memorial High School in 1974. On October 4, 1974 she married James R. “Jimmy” Layne of Fishersville. In January 1975 Teresa eagerly accepted a role that she would have for over 21 years – an Air Force wife. Teresa loved the Air Force way of life and embraced all the challenges it entailed as they raised their three children. She may have never wore the uniform but she definitely served.

After her husband’s retirement from the Air Force they returned home to Fishersville. Teresa went to work in Environmental Services at Augusta Health. After a couple of years she accepted a position at Valley Hospitality in the hotel business. She started as the Executive Housekeeper at the Staunton Hampton Inn. She helped setup and open two hotels, the Fishersville Hampton Inn and later the Residence Inn by Marriott in Waynesboro where she was both the Executive Housekeeper and Director of Maintenance. In December 2014, she retired to help care for her ailing mother.

Teresa enjoyed reading, music, movies, shopping and tending to her flowers and plants. She loved vacationing at the Outer Banks in NC but most of all she cherished spending time with her family and friends. It did not matter if it was a short casual visit or a full blown holiday gathering. She will be sorely missed by those who loved and knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Annie Layne; and a brother-in-law, David Layne.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Rob Layne of Waynesboro and Eric Layne and wife, Jenny of Stuarts Draft; daughter, Mandy Layne and husband, Tony Brissel of Crimora; three granddaughters, Cassie Stewart of Staunton, and Rylee and Karlee Layne of Stuarts Draft; grandson, Desmond Layne of Waynesboro; sister, Marion Humphrey of Fishersville; brother, Joe Humphrey of Fishersville; brother-in-law, Gerry Layne and wife, Ann of Waynesboro; sister-in-law, Carolyn Layne of Waynesboro; a number of nieces and nephews; and her two cats, Missy and Bobby.

In keeping with Teresa’s wishes, her body will be cremated and the scattering of her remains will be private. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro.

The family would like to recognize some outstanding people: the staff at Augusta Health Cancer Center (be proud of the unbelievable care you provide, it does make a difference), the staff at Augusta Health Transitional Care and Hospice of the Shenandoah (for the loving care and services you provide, the community is blessed to have you), and to her hospice nurse, Laura Summy (you will always be special to us, God bless you).

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Laura Summy

September 19, 2021

My life is richer for having known Teresa! She has been such a positive example of how to live vicariously when cancer has been part of her story. I am sure she is now enjoying beaches even more beautiful then the Outer Banks and finding the ultimate fulfillment of all her earthly relationships by being in the presence of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

C Laura Gonzalez

September 18, 2021

Teresa had an incredible smile and admirable resilience. She proved that coping with illness is like flying: it is not the altitude but the attitude that counts.
John 14:1-3…

Michael Batey

September 16, 2021

Mr. Layne, and family,
So sorry to hear of Teresa's passing. She was nice to talk to when we went on our walks. Very nice neighbors to have.
Our love and prayers are with you all at this time.
Michael, Margaret and Jayden Batey

Judy Strom

September 15, 2021

I first met Teresa when David and Jimmy were in tech school at Lowry AFB in Denver,CO. We had neighboring apartments. David and I had a car so we would all travel around together. We went to the base commissary together and decided to meet back up at the car. When we did we had 15 bags of groceries and 4 adults and our little VW bug. We all just laughed but fit everything and us in the car. One of many adventures. I’m sure David was there to greet Teresa. Jimmy my heart is broken but I’m positive we will all be together for more adventures yet to come. Teresa was and still is a very special, sweet lady.

Debra Williamson

September 15, 2021

Teresa will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her beautiful spirit. God bless her family with peace through this difficult time.

Judith Cariker

September 15, 2021

Teresa was such an awesome lady. I so enjoyed working with her at Hampton Inn for a number of years and admired her diligence and kindnesses to guests. Her determination and faith during her illness was an inspiration to all. May the love and concern of many friends and her admirers be a special comfort to you during this difficult time.

Carol Jack Bannister

September 15, 2021

I’m so sorry for the loss of dear sweet Teresa. I have fond memories of family outings while growing up in Virginia. She is loved by so many and I know she will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the loved ones.
Sincerely,
Carol Jack

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