Janet Doris Layton

July 25, 1946 ~ November 24, 2018 (age 72)
Janet Aaron Layton Grammy entered the presence of the Lord on November 24, 2018 at the age of 72. She was born on July 25, 1946, the third of five children to her loving parents, Howard and Wilma Aaron. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jim Layton, her two children (who were the light of her life) Brett Layton and Carla (Vann) Russell, her three grandchildren, Spencer, Sam and Sawyer Russell, her two brothers John (Betty) Aaron and Mike (Shelly) Aaron, her two sisters Joan (Lawrence) Vickers and Linda (Mike) Sewell and numerous nieces and nephews. She absolutely adored her three grandchildren, Spencer, Sam, and Sawyer Russell, who loved her unconditionally. The influence she had on them will have an impact for generations; what a wonderful grandmother she was!! Janet's gift was that of a servant and prayer warrior. She was constantly praying for the salvation of others. If someone was sick she would typically be the first one to bring a meal and be sure that all of their needs were met. We know of many people that she impacted but there are many others that only the Lord knows. She taught 6th grade Sunday school for many years and was in many bible studies all over the Birmingham area. She attended the Church at Brookhills and was a member of the Branches Sunday School class for the past 20 years. During her illness, when she could no longer attend church, she would watch sermons by David Jeremiah, Jimmy Evans, Robert Morris, Charles Stanley, Gardendale Baptist, Les Feldick among others. Two years ago she was diagnosed with ALS, a brutal disease that has no cure. During her illness she never complained about her situation, continued to pray for others as always, and was thankful for everything that was done for her by many. We will always love and miss her but she is in the presence of the Lord with no more suffering and no more pain. She would want all to live their life for Christ so that one day we all will be able to see her again. Will you do that?
Special thanks to Amedisys Hospice who were wonderful to her and her family during the last 8 months of her life. In particular the family would like to thank Cler Watson, RN, Juliet Dobbs, PT, and nurse's aide Colie Harris. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Services will begin in the chapel at 3 PM and the burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the ALS Association at Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

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