7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Merit Memorial Funeral and Cremation Care
12801 N. Stemmons Freeway, #803
Farmers Branch, Texas, United States
Obituary of Marceline Layton
Marceline Layton, 79, of Mesquite, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 in Forney, Texas. Viewing will be held at Merit Memorial, 12801 North Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Graveside service will be held at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232 on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Marceline was born in Corsicana, Texas to John Vernon and Ellen Heflin on October 25, 1941. She lived most of her life in Dallas, Texas and moved to Duncanville, Texas in the late 70’s. Marceline spent most of her earlier years as a housewife. After her husband passed away, she worked at Kroger in Duncanville, Texas in the Deli where she shared her love for cooking with many patrons. She basically turned the deli into Marceline’s café! She also enjoyed making Christmas candy during the holidays, and always loved handing out goodies to her family and friends. During the last several years, there was nothing she enjoyed more than supervising her daughters as they followed in her footsteps making her holiday recipes. She was an amazing cook and loved sharing a meal with anyone that walked in her door. Marceline loved her family, they were her entire world. She cherished all her grandchildren beyond measure and had a great love for her nieces and nephews. She was blessed with a great grandchild 7 years ago and her light was brighter than ever. Her grandchildren and great grandchild were her reason for living! Marceline was a second mom and Granny to many others throughout her life. She always had an open door and open heart. Marceline is survived by her 2 daughters, Tracie Taylor of Forney, Texas and Stacey Tonubbee of Garland, Texas, son-in-law Jerry Tonubbee of Garland, Texas, son-in-law Scott Cardwell of Forney, Texas, grandsons Jacob McGee of Dallas, Texas, Zane Cardwell of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, granddaughters Anastasia Malhotra of Plano, Texas, Alex Tonubbee of Garland, Texas, step-grandchildren Chelsea Pfeifer of Holiday, Florida, Casey Tonubbee of Dallas, Texas, great granddaughter Ava Sacks of Plano, Texas, brother Ike Heflin of Arlington, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Travis Layton, sisters Kathleen Johnson, Marlene Kemp, and Judy Pedersen.