Rayna Eyerman

Rayna Eyerman

Rayna Eyerman, age 44, unexpectedly passed away on June 9, 2023 as a result of sudden heart failure. Rayna was born on September 1, 1978 in Staten Island, New York but was a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Like her children, she attended Shrewsbury Borough School and Red Bank Regional High School where she graduated in 1992 and 1996 respectively. At Red Bank Regional, she met her high school sweetheart Keith, who she married in 2002. 

After graduating Rowan University in 2000 with a degree in Spanish and early childhood education, Rayna started her career as a teacher, and her love for children brought her to have nine of her own. Her loving and caring nature even motivated her to start her own business with a friend, Little Peas of Mind, where she was able to care for so many kids. Rayna was extremely active in all of her children’s lives, becoming a Class Mom eight times over, event organizer, a soccer coach, a member of the Shrewsbury Community Alliance, youth group leader, children’s church coordinator, among many other roles. 

Despite a dozen conflicting sports schedules, Rayna rarely missed a game, and could be seen cheering for the kids on the sidelines. Supporting and loving her children is what she lived for, and she loved making every birthday, special occasion, and even ordinary days magical. Holidays were her favorite, and the family will look back fondly on all of her nonstop cooking from Thanksgiving turkey to the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. And as if nine kids weren’t enough, Rayna was devoted to her 3 dogs that she loved.

She is survived by her husband, Keith, children TJ, Andrew, Veronica, Ryan, Henry, Eve, Jane, and Wilson, in addition to her brother Matthew (Amanda), sister Katie (José), and parents Gerald and Marcia. 

The family is comforted knowing she is able to reunite with her beloved daughter Lucy in heaven. 

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, June 16th from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 11 am at Tower Hill Church, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank, NJ 07701. A reception will immediately follow the service at the adjacent Webster Hall, all are welcome. Rayna loved flowers, but if you'd like to express your condolences in other ways, please consider donating to Love Thy Neighbor (https://www.lovethyneighbornj.org).



Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740