Christine T. “Mumsie” Layman, 71, of Milford, Delaware died suddenly at home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and has been reunited with husband Gary in Heaven. Christine was born in Regensburg, Germany, the daughter of the late Wolfgang and Anna (Heitzer) Eckert. While living in England in 1966, Christine met her late husband Gary Layman, whom she married in 1967. She came to the United States of America and received her American Citizenship in Arkansas in 1969. While living in England, Christine worked as a seamstress. After moving to the United States, she held various jobs throughout the years in some of the local department stores where she lived. Christine was always one to put others needs first. She was a caring, happy, kind, jovial, warm and generous soul. She could strike up a conversation with anyone, even if she had never met them before. She loved people! Christine was an amazing seamstress, and was a wonderful baker and cook, and was well known throughout for the wonderful fudge that she would make every year at Christmas time, which she gladly shared with anyone she met. She also enjoyed watching English soccer. Most important to Christine, was her family whom she cherished deeply. She was the greatest Mom ever!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Gary W. Layman in 2014 and her brother Gunther Eckert in 2017.
She is survived by her daughter Theresia Layman and her companion Anthony Bennett; two sisters Sonya Eckert Leach and Lisa Eckert Blanes; her two grand kitties Lily and Bluebell; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, DE where funeral services will follow at 11:30 am. Burial will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to either the Delaware S.P.C.A., 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Salvation Army Dover Corp., 611 Forest Street, P.O. Box 123, Dover, DE 19903. Letters of condolence may be sent and shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.