Rylan Elizabeth Nicole Lay
Elizabeth Nicole Lay passed away in her mothers arms
on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at UVA Medical Center in
Charlottesville. She blessed their lives 15 weeks
early on July 2, 2014 at 12:18 a.m. weighing 1 lb 12
oz. and after her 4 week battle struggling from
multiple infections Heaven gained an angel.
Rylan was a very strong willed and feisty little
lady. She is the daughter of Ashley McCauley and
Jeremy Lay and the answer to their prayers. They
waited for her birth with joyful expectation and
many plans for the future. During her brief visit on
Earth she was able to enjoy her little red bow and
being held and read to by her parents.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her
grandparents, Gloria and Marvin McCauley, Charlie
Branham and Bonnie Lay-Branham, her big sister,
Makayla Nicole Shifflett, her aunts, Chelsee
Brodine, Vicki Jenkins-Cone, Katelyn Roach, Kimberly
Shifflett and Carolyn Hurt and her uncles, Ryan
McCauley and Kevin Brodine.
A Celebration of Rylanís life will be held on
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Ryan Funeral
Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968.
The family would like to thank all of the
doctors, nurses and staff of UVA for their
compassion and care shown during this difficult time
and also to the family and friends for their visits,
thoughts, prayers and acts of love.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling