Drusilla Mary Layman Pasley, 96, of Boones Mill, died Monday, June 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Charlie Pasley; sister, Frances Garber; and three infant siblings, Annis, John, and Nancy Jane. She was born on December 14, 1916, to the Rev. Frank B. Layman Sr. and Sadie Bowman Layman. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Angell Pasley, Gerald and Clara Mae Pasley; her daughters and sons-in-law, Agnes and Wayne Hodges, Nancy Dru and John Robertson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, the Rev. Frank B. Layman, Jr., Daniel Layman and Mary, Ardine Akers, Lois Marie Willis, Dr. David Layman and Anne; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Hartigan and Jim, and Anne McBride; many nieces nephews and friends.
She was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren since the age of 11. As a faithful member, she taught the Jr. Class for 35 years, worked on the kitchen committee for about 40 years, served on the church board for two terms and the pastoral search committee twice. She was a teacher in the schools of Franklin County with a total of 37 years of teaching, 35 of them in Boones Mill High School and Franklin County Junior High School.
Funeral services will be conducted from Antioch Church of the Brethren 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Eric Anspaugh and Steve Pasley, Minister officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Antioch Church of the Brethren, 2996 Callaway Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. Her family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.