Jayne Digby-New

North Carolina United States
(b. 1963 - d. 2011)


On Wednesday, August 24, 2011, former LLL Leader Jayne Digby-New, 48, died at home in Greensboro, NC, surrounded by several of the many friends who loved her dearly. Jayne is survived by her husband Ron, and their sons, Ethan (age 11) and Avery (age 9).

Jayne was born in Sidcup, England, on April 29, 1963 and came to the United States in 1987 as a graduate of Cambridge University. She was a math teacher, a yoga instructor, and a truly gifted chiropractor - one of great skill and compassion who used her hands and heart as tools of healing. Jayne became a LLL Leader in Greensboro, North Carolina and moved to Plano, Texas shortly afterward, where she was an LLL Leader for four years before moving back to Greensboro in 2007. Hundreds of mothers, including her co-Leaders, benefited from her experience and wisdom, for mothering was undoubtedly her most important work and her children, by far, her most valuable treasures. Jayne’s gifts and spirit touched and changed many lives, and that impact only deepened during her three-year journey with breast cancer. Her courage and desire to continue reaching out to others, every step along the way, was not only an inspiration but a master class in how to live. We will never forget Jayne's smile, her hugs, her very British sense of humor, and that lovely, crisp English accent.