Lorraine Lucille Layton, florist, craftsperson

March 3, 2021

Lorraine Lucille Layton, 93, of Lewes passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at Harrison Senior Living, in Georgetown.  She was born July 22,1927, in Georgetown, daughter of the late Edward C. and Thelma (Rodrigues) Newhouse.

Ms. Layton was a lifetime Delaware resident, raised on her family’s farm in Staytonville. She attended Milford High School and after getting married, moved to Lewes. Ms. Layton enjoyed being a homemaker and embarked on a career in floral design working for McNichol Place, and then spent many years at Windsors Florist. Later in life she enjoyed working with extended family at Millmans Hardware, and there she was able to showcase one of her many talents - wood crafts. Lorraine had a lifetime passion for crafts, art, drawing, and woodworking. She was generous and kind and loved to make Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and decorations, and other intricate handmade crafts for friends and family. When she wasn't busy working and crafting, Ms. Layton was spending time with those she loved most. Lorraine was a dear friend to all, and a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. 

In addition to her parents, Ms. Layton was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Layton. She is survived by her son, Eddie Layton (Beverly) of Lewes; her daughter, Jeanne M. Fischer of Lewes; her son, Richard Layton of Lewes; her daughter, Judy Bundick (Lee) of Lewes; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine's honor to The Alzheimers Association or the Surfgimp Foundation (a local organization who provides limitless adventures or grants for adaptive equipment to people with disabilities).

Please visit Ms. Layton's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at  



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