Mabel Elizabeth Layton, 94


Mabel Elizabeth Layton, 94, of Frankford, Del., died Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Born in Selbyville, Del., on May 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William F. Hudson and Dora D. Hudson.

Layton attended the Selbyville School until she married in March of 1940. She worked in many capacities throughout her years. She was the head of a chicken vaccinating crew, a waitress, a laundry delivery person, house cleaner and a substitute mail driver. However, her most cherished job was taking care of her family.

Layton was a member of the Ocean View (Del.) Church of Christ and was a Sunday-school teacher there for 55 years. She loved cutting grass on her riding lawn mower in the summer and did so until 2015.

In addition to her parents, Layton was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Charles Layton; her half-sister, Laura Hitchens; and her son-in-law, Alan Daisey. She is survived by three children, Sandra Layfield and her husband, Jimmy, Gary Layton and his wife, Sharon, and Vickie Daisey; a grandson, Garrett Layton; two granddaughters, Tomi Kay Morse and her husband, Tom, and Dawn Howard and her husband, Fred; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was to be held on April 22, 2018, at Ocean View Church of Christ, Ocean View, Del., officiated by the Rev. Art Decker. Interment was to follow at St. Georges Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. Floral tributes were welcome, as are memorial contributions to the Ocean View Church of Christ; 55 West Ave.; Ocean View, DE 19970, or to Dagsboro Church of Christ; 28001 Dagsboro Rd.; Dagsboro, DE 19939. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.