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418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
Cherry Layfield

Cherry Dean Layfield (Threet)

Monday, April 12th, 1937 - Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Cherry was born April 12, 1937 to Loyal & Eula Reid Threet of Corsicana and passed away April 21, 2020 at the age of 83 due to complications following a prolonged illness.

Cherry is survived by her children Linda Layfield of Kerens, Mary & James Ledbetter of Waxahachie, Thom (Bubba) & Terry Layfield of Ovilla, Rick Layfield of Tennessee Colony, Shanna & Ben Potter of Waxahachie, Donny Kindrick of Waxahachie and Bobby Garner of Houston, and her fur baby, Luke.

Cherry (Mamaw) is survived by her grandchildren Dawn & Vincent Assini of Teague, Elicia Gonzales of Carrollton, Kasey and Steven Solis of Waxahachie, Chris & Theo Acker of Midlothian, Jereme Acker of Corsicana, Hannah & Joel Parsons of Ovilla, Rebekah Kennedy of Houston & Jessicah Layfield of Ovilla.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Jody Dobbs of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Mike & Candy Walker of Las Vegas, Jeff & Regina Walker of Midland, Scott Walker of Las Vegas, John & Laura Norwood of Corsicana, and Gerry & Stephanie Hollingsworth of Athens.

Cherry was blessed to have 23 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

The family is grateful to Christina Lediaev, her beloved hairdresser, for her many years of service. Special thanks to all her friends who lifted her up in prayer and supported her throughout her life and illness. The family appreciates her church family at Roane Baptist Church and Bristol Hospice. The family also wants to thank Terry Layfield for her loving care and support that she gave Momma through her final years of life.

Cherry was preceded in death by her husband Joey Ray Layfield, daughter Vicki Layfield Alonzo, granddaughter & namesake Cherry (Deana) Crowder, siblings Pauline (MaNinnie) Stuard, Eula Faye Norwood, Frances Walker & Baby Boy Threet, her parents Loyal & Eula Reid Threet, daughter-in-law Gail Layfield, and nephews Glenn Hollingsworth and Tom Walker.

Cherry completed public education a year early and was an Honor Graduate in the class of 1954 Corsicana High School where she was awarded a full academic scholarship. She eloped to marry the love of her life Joey Ray Layfield on May 9, 1954 in Hugo, Oklahoma. She studied Business at Navarro College.

During her early years she worked at Corsicana Cleaners, T.E. Layfield Construction, Collin Street Bakery & Owens Hardware. She later worked in her sister’s store, J & P Drive Inn in Kerens. She and Joey Ray ventured into several businesses including Big Joes’ Spinner Fishing Lures, Mary Ann’s Restaurant, Kerens Game Hall, and small boat sales. Cherry’s career took her to Regal International as a Production Scheduler for 30+ years, and several years at Russell Stover.

Cherry was musically gifted and began playing piano for church at age 11 at Corsicana Missionary Baptist Church. At age 14, she and her sisters sang on the local radio station. She served as pianist at Kerens Missionary Baptist Church for 9 years in the 1950-60s. During the 1980s, she played keyboard and sang in a traveling Christian band for revivals and other events. She was a member of Roane Baptist Church where she served as Pianist from 1982-2017. She taught piano for several years, and she also played French horn, keyboard and organ.

Independent viewing is available at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning, with extended hours on Friday evening until 7 pm. A graveside service at Kerens City Cemetery pavilion will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2020, with the Reverends Thom Layfield (son), Rick Layfield (son) James Ledbetter (son-in-law), and Russell Reed (pastor) officiating.

Pallbearers are James Ledbetter, Donny Kindrick, Bobby Garner, Chris Acker, Jereme Acker, Scott Walker, Matthew Dixon, and Jagger Dixon. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Layfield, Ben Potter and the Prayer warriors of the Michael Unit.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 | 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Corley Funeral Home
    418 North 13th Street
    CORSICANA, TX 75110
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    Visitation will be come and go beginning Thursday at 11:30 AM until 5:00 PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM until 7:00PM and Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
  • Service

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 2:00pm
    Kerens City Cemetery
    KERENS, TX 75144
    In observance of the COVID 19 pandemic those attending the service are asked to remain in their cars. A sound system will be available so that visitors may hear the service.
    Bro. Thom "Bubba" Layfield
    Bro. James Ledbetter
    Bro. Russell Reed
  • Interment

    Kerens City Cemetery
    KERENS, TX 75144


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Dr Leach

Posted at 01:26pm
Ms Cherry was my favorite patient. Always so sweet and always looking at the silver lining in life. She always spoke of her passion for God, playing piano, and family. She beat the medical odds so many times over the years and she always said it was because God was still using her on this earth. Our condolences from Baylor Medical Clinic to the entire family and may you be able to celebrate a life well lived and loved.
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Dawna Moore

Posted at 11:14am
Your mom was a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly until we see her again. Love, Joyce & Doyle Loden, Tawna & Curtis Walden, Dawna & Jeff Moore
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Julie Crittenden

Posted at 07:00pm
Our condolences go out to the entire family. Cherry was loved by all and had a heart of gold. We were so blessed to have known her for all these years. Prayers for the family in the days to come.

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The Crittenden's and Mrs Julia Gonzalez

Posted at 05:33pm
She defied the medical team countless times... they said this....but God said something else...momma was the kindest person I ever knew....quick to forgive...loved her family...good or bad...She is dancing before the Lord and playing the piano too!!! I know she was happy to see Daddy, Vicki, Deanna, her sisters, her parents, and numerous other relatives and friends.... A cpl weeks back I asked her who she wanted to see most...she said....while looking at me with a "duh" on her face...well Jesus of course! A cpl of hrs before she passed she told Terry she died and saw Jesus and incredible is that!!! I deeply miss my momma... I'm grieved to my deepest place in my heart... I was prepared to lose her...but nowhere near ready... :(


Posted at 11:41am
I can remember Cherry playing the piano at Kerens Missionary Baptist when I was a kid. She was great. Praying for her family
at this time. Sharron(Trent)Griggs.

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