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 www.twifordfh.com.