Merlene Ottrus Layne

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Merlene Ottrus Layne, age 52.  Sunrise April 21, 1962 in Logan, WV and Sunset January 20, 2016 in Columbus, OH.  Marlene attended Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies and First Church of God.  She was preceded in death by her parents Henry Layne Jr. and Irene Jones Layne, sister Bonita K. Layne and brothers Lonnie Layne, Larry Layne and Lucas Layne.  Left to cherish her memory, daughter Kaitlyn Layne, brother Freddie Adkins, sisters Vivian Robinson and Mary Threat and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Visitation 12 noon and Funeral 1:00pm Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.  Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.  Ministry of comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Natalie Washington-Williams

    God’s Comfort and Peace.

  2. Kaitlin you are my best friend and Aunt candi was like a second mom to me. I will miss her alot. I am here for you, I love you. You are in my prayers.

  3. To the Layne family we offer our deepest condolences and prayers. Ottrus was a truly giving and caring person. She was a friend to all and knew no stranger. She gave freely to her family and friends. Anyone that knew Ottrus is richer for the experience. She will be truly missed and was truly loved by all she touched. She is no longer amongst us, but she left her most precious gift for us to remember her by in that of, Kaitlyn Irene. To you Kaitlyn know that we will always be here for you in everyway; you are family. Take peace in knowing that your mom, our friend, sister, niece, cousin, aunt is at peace and in the comfort of our Lord and Savior. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Much love and admiration, Auntie Riri, Is, Kar, and Des.

  4. My condolences on the passing of your love one. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. He is the only one that will give you peace.
    I knew her as Candi, which she was more than a friend, she was like a sister to me. She will never be forgotten. She was truly a great friend and I thank God for the time she was in my life.

    Kaitlyn you are in my heart and my prayers. I know that you and your Mom was inseparable, but God will see you through this time of sorrow. I want you to know that I am here for you any time you need me and I will still be apart of your life. I am still your grandma Maudie. I love you and I am just a call away.
    Your family is in my prayers.

  5. Elder Essic Jones , Prince of Peace

    To the Layne and Jones family I send my condolences to you all for the loss of our love one Ottrus she will be greatly missed by all I send my love and prayers out to her daughter Kaitlyn my great niece the hurt I feel for her words can’t express at this time but I want her to know I love her very much and will all ways be here for her if she ever need someone to talk to or pray with , I want the family to pull together and be encourage God is able if we just put our trust in him so be bless

  6. Words could never express my sadness for myself but especially Kaitlyn and the family. Candi was like a sister to me as well as my friend. She was such a wonderful and giving person. When I was sad she always found a way to make me smile. May God comfort Kaitlyn in this time of need. She will be missed but never forgotten. Kaitlyn always know that I’m here for you . My prayers go out to you and your family. I love you…..

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