Martha Laverne Langley

September 17, 2011


WAKE FOREST – Martha Laverne Dampier Langley, age 80, of Seawell Drive, died Saturday, September 17, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Langley was born on May 17, 1931, in Valdosta, GA, a daughter of the late William and Mary Maddie Dampier. She worked as an administrative assistant with the CIA in Washington, DC for several years before moving to Ahoskie where she raised her family, worked for Beasley Enterprises, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. She and her late husband, Henry Augustus Langley, lived here for 46 years before moving to Wake Forest. Mrs. Langley was a lover of music and in the past was a violinist with an orchestra. She was an avid bird watcher and loved her flowers and gardening. She also loved to play Bridge with her Bridge Club in Ahoskie.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Mary Delene Wilson of Wake Forest, NC, Melinda Langley of Raleigh, NC, and Bea Harrison of Ahoskie, NC; her son, Terry Langley of Charlotte, NC; her sister, Madeline Burns; six grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Langley was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Dampier and Burton Dampier.

A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted on Monday, September 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens, officiated by her granddaughter, Anna Crooms, Ordained Minister. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. prior to services. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County, Inc., 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC, 27607.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Langley family.

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Anne Perry
12 years ago


I am just learning about your mother’s passing & I am so sorry for the loss you & your family are bearing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.


Anne Perry

(formerly Koenig)

Joanie Friend
12 years ago

To Mary and family, so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jerri and Duck Harrell
12 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May GOD bless you all.