Margaret (Layne) Brizendine

February 10, 1940 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Margaret Brizendine Obituary

Margaret “Layne” Brizendine 83, of Phelps, KY passed away December 14th, 2023, at her residence.  She was born in Freeburn, KY on February 10th, 1940, a cherished daughter of the late Burl and Thelma “Lambert” Layne.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded by her loving husband, Everett Brizendine, two sons, Jerry and Terry Brizendine, a daughter, Barbara Smith, two sisters, Phyllis Guffey, and Annette Cline, one great granddaughter, Emily Hurley.

Margaret was a member of Peter Creek Primitive Baptist Church.  In her early years she was employed by IGA/Pic Pac where she worked alongside her husband.  Margaret was known to be the best cook in Pike County.  She enjoyed sitting on her front porch in the summertime, sipping coffee and talking.  Her grandchildren called her “Little Cookie MawMaw.”  She loved to collect anything with roosters or butterflies.  

Margaret’s memory will forever be cherished by her children, Mickey (Nora) Brizendine of Phelps, KY, Donna Smith of Frenchburg, KY, and Jackie (Michael) Casey of Phelps, KY; brother, Ralph (Geri) Layne of Murray, KY; sisters, Sylvia Coleman of Freeburn, KY, Glendella (Charles) Lee of Freeburn, KY, and Molly Blackburn of Phelps, KY. 

Margaret was adored by all her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.  Also, a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Monday, December 18th, 2023, at the Jones & West Funeral Home.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P. M. Tuesday in the chapel with elder Jimmy Lee Smith officiating. 

Interment will conclude at Wolford Cemetery in Phelps, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  The guestbook is available online at

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Funeral Service
December 19, 2023

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553


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