ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Shirley Mae “Nana” Pledger Langston.  Shirley was born on January 27, 1924 in Crossett, Arkansas and passed away on September 15, 2011, in Katy, Texas.  She was 87 years old.

In celebration of Nana's life, please take a moment to share a memory or story with our family. You can write a little note at the bottom of this page, or click on the stories tab at the top and share longer stories with us. If you have any photographs of Nana to share with the family, please feel free to email them to dona@mmresults.com.


A memorial service will be held on

PLEASE NOTE SERVICE TIME CHANGED TO 10AM!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10am

Imperial Valley Assembly of God Church

15501 Lillja Rd.

Houston, Texas 77060

 
The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Shirley to the church or charity of your choice.
 

Posted by Dona Rowe on September 23, 2011
Will be praying for you'll ok ...she was a great Christian lady

-David Rummelhart
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
I regret to hear of the passing of your mother, Jane. Peace be upon your house.

-Larry Ausmus
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
SHE WAS WONDERFUL... MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL.

-MIKE RICHMOND
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
Jane, I am so sorry about mom. But she left a great legacy, that not people can claim. May your heart be at peace.

-Bobbie Sunderland McWhorter
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
I'm sorry about Sister Shirley. Betty, I know she'll be missed but I also know that she's with old friends...

-Jim Edens
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
Was sorry to hear about Shirley. I know she is with God but you will still miss her. Praying for Corey and all of you.

-Betty Harlow
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
We will miss u. We love you lots.

-Christy Spadoni Spicer
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
A sweet sweet lady and long time friend has gone to be with Jesus. You will be GREATLY missed Mrs. Shirley Langston.

-Greg Rudy
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
Betty I am so sorry to hear about Nana..... You and your family are in my prayers! Nana was a special Lady!!!!

-Peggy Lynn Pettit
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
This is so beautiful. Great job on showing all the love that she gave to everyone. I am so sorry for your loss, but know that she is with God.

-Liz Whitsell
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
What an amazing tribute. She sure knew how to live life! Always smiling.

-Sherry Thigpen Turner
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
Such a loving tribute. I loved Sis Shirley so much.

-Kathleen Thayer Mauricio
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
Fly home to Jesus Nana.

-Samy Mears
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
My Aunt Shirley was a wonderful role model of a Godly woman Prov: 31.

-Gail Dudman
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
God has truly received a precious gift in Nana.

-Tammy Dodd Beavers
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
Just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers.

-Steven M. Vestal
Posted by Betty Smith on September 17, 2011
Mother, what a wonderful,fulfilling life you led. I told you many times that you and Daddy set the bar too high. You accomplished amazing "feats" during your life and are a tough act to follow. You were my past and more importantly, you are my future. I love you.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 23, 2011
Will be praying for you'll ok ...she was a great Christian lady

-David Rummelhart
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
I regret to hear of the passing of your mother, Jane. Peace be upon your house.

-Larry Ausmus
Posted by Dona Rowe on September 21, 2011
SHE WAS WONDERFUL... MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL.

-MIKE RICHMOND
Recent stories
Shared by Dona Rowe on September 23, 2011

Nana you are and always will be my gaurdian angel. Please tell my son I love and miss him for I know since you went home you have held him in your arms. I know ya'll will look over us and help bring his brothers and me and his dad back together. I miss you and I love you, my nana, my mentor, my friend!!!

 

love your granddaughter paula

A Fond Memory

Shared by Corey Rowe on September 20, 2011

Nana has lived with me most of my life. I still remember when I was 6 years old and the way she would get me to go to sleep.

She would always put a movie on (Blackbeard's Ghost, Snowball Express, Cassanova's Big Night, One of our Dinosaur's is missing and last but not least, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers).

She would always tell me that she would race me to Sleepy Town. I would ask her to tell me when she got there, but she never did :)

Well, she made it there the other day and she beat me too it.

Have an awesome time in Heaven!

I Love you and miss you with all my heart.

Shared by Dona Rowe on September 18, 2011

Oh Nana, I'm gonna miss you so much.

One of the things I love about her most was her child like enthusiasm.  The minute you set a gift or a piece of cake or candy in front of Nana, her face lite up like a kid! When we tried to make each person wait their turn to open their gift at Christmas, she would lift up a corner of the gift wrap and try to peak inside...it was easier to convince Gracie to wait to open her presents then it was Nana. hahaha. 

For the last year or so, I am so grateful that Nana lived with us. It gave me a chance to get to know her better, and we had this little understanding between us...I would ask her if she needed anything from the grocery store, and she would tell me a few things and then kinda a wink at me...I knew the wink meant "get me some candy"...So I would sneak her a snicker or butterfinger every now and again.  Now, I never really could figure out if it's because she loved them or because she realized Gracie was going to climb up in her lap and persuade her to "share."

I'm so proud that Nana is one of Gracie's (Gracelynn Mae) namesakes.  The look on Nana's face when Gracie was in the room was priceless, and I will never forget it.  She just lit up like a Christmas tree...and so did Grace.  Almost every morning I would get up and go in the kitchen and Nana and Gracie would be sitting at the table eating peanut butter toast together, and just talking up a storm.  I have no idea what Gracie was saying, but Nana sure seem to know...they just had this amazing connection.  Yesterday was tough for me, I could hear Gracie in her playroom on her "telephone," and she was talking to Nana.  It broke my heart until I realized that more then likely Nana was talking to Gracie.  I'm sure Nana was telling Gracie how beautiful heaven is and telling her the importance of having the Lord in her heart.  It gives me great comfort to know that Nana will be watching over Gracie through her life.

We are going to miss you Nana, but I know your in heaven watching over of us, and I'm blessed to have known you for the short time that I did. Save a place for us in heaven.  Love you.