Virginia Louise Langford

July 25, 1911 - February 29, 2008

07/25/1911 - 02/29/2008

Past Services

Sunday March 02, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Monday March 03, 2008
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions

Virginia Beach; Virginia Louise Langford, 96, of Virginia Beach passed away Friday, February 29, 2008.

Virginia was born in Norfolk the daughter of the late James and Mamie Garrett. She was a member of Norview Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 113. She is predeceased by her husband Fonzo Langford and a son Donald W. Langford.

Mrs. Langford is survived by her loving family including, two sons, Robert Langford and his wife Sallie and Paul Langford and his wife Dolores; one daughter in law, Dorothy Langford; sister, Margaret Lamb; grandchildren, Betty Reeves, Leigh Martin, Jeffery and Stephen Langford, Amy Hensley, Susan Churchill, Nancy Gurley and Cathy Braddy; twelve great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Reverend Roger A. Gauthier will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Norview Baptist Church 1127 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Amy Lynn Hensley
8 years ago

Heaven now has another special Angel. My Grandma was so very special to me and I have a lifetime of memories I will cherish forever. I wish the whole world could have known my Grandma and could have shared all the Christmas and birthdays and all the special times in between with her. Grandma’s memory and the love she showed me will be with me the rest of my life. Jesus was her Savior and she is with him today walking the streets of gold. I love you and I miss you Grandma.

Susan Churchill
8 years ago

I can’t believe she’s really gone. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Grandma, our visits to her house on Norview, her self-deprecating sense of humor and even the batch of fudge she’d make special with no nuts! What an interesting and strong lady who had a long life and raised three great boys on her own. I will miss you Grandma!



Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe
8 years ago

I send my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to my cousins and their families on the passing of my Aunt Louise. There are so many warm and happy memories from childhood when Aunt Mamie and Uncle Jim were with us too, but actually the most touching and vivid memory for me was the last time I saw Aunt Louise at a gethering at Gary’s house when Mother and Daddy and I visited Norfolk for their last time. It was a such a happy reunion and special joy to see all the family, but at one point out on the patio I was momemtarily in tears because my brother Billy who I loved dearly wasn’t with us and Louise happened to see me. Her look and hands reached out to me and I knew she understood only too well what that grief was like. No words were needed. But back to the happy times of hot biscuits on Sunday morning, the smell of coffee always brewing in Grandmother’s kitchen, and Lottie playing the piano as the cousins who had grown up as bothers and sisters let us little cousins join in on the fun and love. We are so fortunate to have had Norview and each other. I will miss my Aunt Louise, dearly.


Mary Ellen

Sandra Johnston
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the Langford family. Mrs.Langford was a very proud and loving person. She is now at peace. God be with all of you and rejoice in this time of celebration.

Neda Edney
8 years ago


My prayers are with you and your family.

Cyndi Thompson
8 years ago

Peace be with you Mrs. Langford.

David, Virginia,& Thomas Gurley
8 years ago

To the family of Virginia Langford.

I’m glad my children had the chance to know their Great Grandmother. What a strong, and devoted wonderful woman. I loved her as though she were my own Grandmother.I will allways remember the beautiful music she made at her finger tips. Thanks for the good times we had togeather.

Jeff Langford
8 years ago

Where to begin to describe what a woman like my dear Grandma Langford meant to me??? Truly you could always see that Christ lived in her. I have so many wonderful memories of those innocent times as a child visiting Grandma’s on Sunday after church for the best fried chicken in the world! Listening in awe as she played the hymns on the piano with her own special abilities. I will miss those times and her for the rest of my life. I thank God she was my grandmother and I know she is so very happy to be finally home. I know God said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

I love you, Grandma.