Jean Hayman

Jean Hayman

Jean Layden Hayman, 65, of Elizabeth City, NC went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Albemarle Hospital. She was the daughter of Audrey Russell Layden and the late Henry Martin Layden, Sr. and the wife of Robert “Bobby” Hayman. Mrs. Hayman was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. In her early days, she was an avid drag racer where she was the first female to win N.H.R.A points title in the state of VA. In her later years she was a professional grandmother to the loves of her life, Rachel and Shelby Jean Lowe.

In addition to her mother and her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Bobbie Jean Hayman Lowe and husband David of Hertford, NC; two brothers, Henry Layden, Jr. and wife Betty Jo and Russell Layden and wife Linda, all of Elizabeth City, NC; and two granddaughters, Rachel and Shelby Jean.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jason Wise officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060, P.O. Box 1384, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Hayman family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. M. I. and Delores Ferrell

    We are so sorry she lost her battle with cancer. She is now in a better place where she will not have anymore pain or suffering. We will miss her.

    M.I. and Delores Ferrell

  2. TJ & Joyce James

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jeannie. at least she is no longer suffering. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Tommy and Linda Tilley

    Dear Bobby,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

  4. Frances Turner Braswell

    I worked with her sister in law (Patty Hayman) and remember Patty taking about her family and how much she loved her nieces. RIP

  5. Brenda Dunford

    Bobbi Jean and family,

    Your mom was a lovely person. She always had a smile. I wish you peace, faith and strength during this time. She will always be in your heart. God Bless all of you, Love, Brenda

  6. Bess Ward

    Jeannie, was a very sweet lady, I alway’s remember her smile and kind way’s in school at Central.. meeting her down the hallway’s many times..

    My thought’s and prayer’s are with all her family at this very sad time ..


    Bess Ward

  7. Phillip Jernigan

    Bobby & family, I was so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you all during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Evelyn Davis Godfrey

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Haven’t seen Jeannie since high school. I remember how sweet and lovely a person she was. I always had a good time when I hung with Jeannie. She loved that Bobby and just couldn’t wait to get married. She is good memories for me. Although our paths hadn’t crossed since high school it hurt my heart to hear Jeannie was gone. May God give you the strength to deal with the pain and grief of your loss.


    Evelyn Davis Godfrey

  9. Frankie Glance

    Bobbie, I am so sorry for your loss, May God bless and comfort you through this difficult time. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Chinita M. Vaughan

    Bobbie, I am so sorry for your loss, May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time.

  11. Leigh Denise Layden

    Im so sorry. Happy I got to see her last November. Thinking of you and sorry I couldn’t be there.

  12. Diana Dixon Hardison

    We haven’t seen each other in many, many years but your sister advised in an e-mail that your Jean was fighting cancer.I am very, very sorry for this loss and will be thinking of you in the difficult times ahead. In deepest sympathy,

  13. Joe and Dianne McPherson / Elizabeth city,nc

    We were sorry to here about Jeannie.Our
    thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    May god give you strength at this time.
    Joe and Dianne McPherson

  14. Sarah Wilson Todd

    I have known Jeanie all my life. She was such a sweet person and adored Elvis Presley.I will miss here friendship.God grant her family peace.

  15. Jane Hearn Hill

    I am so sorry to learn of Jeannie’s passing. She always had a smile for anyone and her smile could brighten up any room. I haven’t see her since high school, and now I’m sad that we’ve lost another class mate. Rest in peace, Jeannie. Sincerely, Jane Hearn Hill

  16. Toni Critcher

    Henry and Betty Jo so sorry to hear about Jeannie. She really loved those grand babies and she will surely be missed by all . She always had a smile and a good word for everyone. Peace and blessing to all love

  17. Sarah McLawhorn Harris

    Family….so sorry about your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you now and in the weeks to come. May God provide the comfort you need and the support to bring you through these difficult times.

  18. Linda Boyce Ball

    Bobby,Bobbie Jean, Mrs. Audrey and Family
    Jeannie was such an inspiration to so many.She had the strength when the doctors said no. With her family by herside, Jeannie, could move mountains. I am so blessed to have shared some quality time with her in her last days. She was one of my best friends in school and she still is. I know God will provide you with the grace and strength you will need in the days to come. You have such good memories to share with Shelby Jean in the days ahead. God bless and comfort to you all.

  19. Ralph and Debbie Williamson

    Dear friends……..just a note to express our love and deepest sympathy. Jeannie was a sweet lady and always had a smile on her face. I will miss seeing her in the grocery store. We wish God’s grace upon you and peace. Ralph and Debbie Williamson

  20. Mary Ann Aydlett

    Bobbie Jean and family,
    Jean was a wonderful, loving, fun-filled lady. She was a great roommate at band camp many years ago. We had such fun! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God comfort you.
    With love……….

  21. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  22. Danna and Darren Saunders

    Bobbie Jean,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.

  23. Della Jean Moore Montgomery

    We went to school together, she was always one of the nicest person you could ever hope to meet, May God give you comfort during this difficult time .

  24. Kennie Owens Williams

    Bobbie Jean and Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know how very close you and your family are. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers during these tough times.

  25. Vivian Livingston

    Henry and Betty Jo
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. I can’t remember the last time I saw her but I do remember her smile and kindness. May God comfort you and your family now and in the days to come.

  26. Anne Weeks Whitson

    Jeannie, as we knew here, was a special person, we all loved in high school. every time we saw her, it was her smile that took your heart, along with her friendship. I remember so many years ago, when Mr & Mrs Layden had Layden’s Grocery, there was always love felt when you entered their store. Their love was passed on through their children. Going to miss you our friend.

  27. Gwen & Billy Pritchard

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and comfort you.

  28. Friend Judy

    I am so, so sorry about Jeannie. A good wife, mother and grandmother will surely be missed. My deepest sympathy. I just finished watching the video…heading for the Kleenex now. I hope only sweet memories soon replace your sorrow.

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