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Mary Langford

October 25, 1927 — April 5, 2020

Born in Davidson County, TN on October 25, 1927 Departed on April 5, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN
Mary "Frances" Langford

Born in Davidson County, TN on October 25, 1927

Departed on April 5, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Mary "Frances" Roberson Langford, age 92 of Gallatin, TN, passed away April 5, 2020. Mrs. Langford was born October 25, 1927 in Davidson County, TN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Olie and Selma Overton Roberson; husband, Lucion Langford and son, Steve Langford. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Lisa Langford; grandsons, Chris Langford (Kristen) and Keith Langford and great granddaughter, Ryleigh Langford.

Frances Langford was raised on a farm in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. She graduated from Goodlettsville High School in 1946. After graduating, she married the love of her life, Lucion, and remained faithfully married to him for 53 years before his passing in 1999. Their passion in life included working on the family farms with her parents, including a 300+ acre farm in Scottsville, Kentucky on the Barren River. They continued working, loving, and living together in their final home in Gallatin, Tennessee where they lived since 1956.

She began her working career at The Bank of Goodlettsville. After the birth of her beloved son, Steve, she became a stay-at-home mom and contributed to the work on the farm. Later in life, she continued her career and began to work for Dr. Hal Hooper, Sr. After that, she completed her working career by spending 33 years at Walmart, mainly as the Department Manager over the sewing and material department where her coworkers and community loved her for her work and sacrifice.

Frances accepted Christ at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee and was baptized by Elder. A. J. Sloan. Her grandparents, H. R. & Emma Overton, parents, Olie & Selma Roberson, and uncle, Bro. William Overton, were instrumental in forming West End Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin on September 1, 1945. She was humbled to be a charter member of this prestigious work for God.

Her cooking is legendary in the family, and probably to many, many others. Special requests for her homemade rolls were the norm for family functions. Her green beans would literally melt in your mouth and were very delicious. Homemade chicken and dumplings were a regular on the dinner table. Frances maintained her upbringing about food by making everything from scratch and serving three meals a day. One of the first things ever mentioned about Frances would be her cooking. Her family greatly appreciated the love she showed towards others through her lovingly prepared meals.

The love Frances had for her son, Steve, was immensely known by others along with the love she had for her daughter-in-law, Lisa. The love and pride she had for her two grandsons, Chris and Keith, was unmeasurable. She may not have gotten to spend as much time with her great-granddaughter, Ryleigh, but she loved and treasured her just as much. A life well-lived, Frances will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Private Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9th at Crestview Memory Gardens with Elder Wesley Woods officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Langford, Keith Langford, Ronnie Lashley, Terry Lashley, Danny Lashley and Mark Lashley.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

14 Comments Allen Coker April 6, 2020 at 9:34 pm - Reply

RIP Ms Lankford

Debbie Greene April 6, 2020 at 9:37 pm - Reply

Lisa: it appears you made many memories with your MIL that will uphold you during this time. I'm praying for you and your family. Please let me know how I can help you.

Cheryl Russell Alexander April 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm - Reply

I'm so sorry to hear about Frances. My entire family lovedThe Langfords & The Overton's. Lucion was our Bus Driver a long time. Their Farm is a reflection of their love and dedication to each other. Every time we drive by it to this day we always think of them. The happy times of seeing the School Bus pulled in there with cattle grazing in the pasture or Frances pulling in as she gets out to check her mail in the afternoons. I sure miss when Long Hollow was a 2 Lane Road, times were so much simpler then. But we know that Frances and Lucion and Steve have moved on to their Heavenly Home !!! No more suffering No more pain.

Vicki Lashley April 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm - Reply

I have been in the family almost 46 years and always enjoyed being with Aunt Frances and family yes we enjoyed her delicious cooking She will be greatly missed I know she is up there taking care of Steve.

Sonya Troutt April 6, 2020 at 10:14 pm - Reply

Lisa, again I am so very, very sorry to hear of Mrs. Langford’s passing. I know she had to be a great lady to raise such a wonderful son. The only bright spot in all this is to know they are together again- well and happy in paradise. I love you and was just praying for you when I ran upon this news. I will continue to lift you up to our Lord.

Carolyn Allen April 6, 2020 at 10:16 pm - Reply

Dear Langford family you are all in my thoughts & prayers. May God give you all strength in this most difficult time. Steve gave me a beautiful blanket Mrs Langford made, I certainly will cherish it forever God Bless you all

Debbie Rittenberry Silcox April 6, 2020 at 10:58 pm - Reply

Lisa my thoughts and prayers are with you all. It is so sad that you are going through this again,God send strength to you. May God send comfort to al of you.prayers my dear cuz.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ߙϰߙϰߙϰߙ

Willie (Bill) Chaffin April 7, 2020 at 12:19 am - Reply

It’s with a heavy heart that I earnestly pray that a merciful God extend to Mrs. Lankford's family and friends His comfort, His love and His protection during this time. With admiration of your constancy and devotion for her, I wish each of you the same peace. Steve and I traveled through school together and I remember Mrs Francis well, especially her cooking and always looked forward to getting stuck in Steve's home. Bless her soul.

Willie Chaffin
Abingdon VA

Don Shrum April 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm - Reply


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Steve and I were best friends during High school. I went into the Air Force after High school and only got back once to see Steve at our 40th reunion, but I remember all the good times we had and really miss him and his family.

Don Shrum
San Antonio, Texas

Ann Jenkins April 7, 2020 at 5:03 pm - Reply

Praying for you during this time of loss. I have many fond memories of working with Mrs Langford at Walmart in Gallatin. She was a lovely lady and kind to all. She will be missed.

Linda Henley April 8, 2020 at 4:58 am - Reply

RIP Mrs Francis. I will always remember the love and kindness that you showed me. You were a very special lady. So many memories of working with you in the fabric dept at Walmart. You will be very much missed and always remembered
Sending prayers for Lisa Chris and Keith and the family. May God bless and comfort you.

Linda Lashley April 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm - Reply

We will miss aunt Frances. She was a special lady. Loved her dry humor, love all too guys

Peggy and Ricky Porter April 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm - Reply

Chris and Kristen, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father and grandmother. Prayers for your whole family. God Bless

Linda Douglas April 8, 2020 at 7:04 pm - Reply

So sorry you lost Mrs.Langford
My prayers are for you and your family

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