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Margaret Priscilla Langston

September 27, 1942 — October 27, 2021

Margaret Priscilla Langston

Margaret Priscilla Langston, 79, of Jefferson City, TN passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Life Care Center of Jefferson surrounded by her family. Margaret was born on September 27, 1942, to Carl and Roberta Pate in New Market, TN (Jefferson County).

Margaret graduated from Nelson Mary High School in 1959 and continued her education and training to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She received her Tennessee Board of Nursing License on January 17, 1968. She spent 20 years as a surgical nurse and labor and delivery with Jefferson Memorial Hospital and continued practicing while living in New Mexico and in Maryland, where she worked at Asbury Methodist Village for more than 10 years. Upon returning to Tennessee in 2002, Margaret worked at the Med-Surge Unit at Jefferson Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2014.
Margaret was a member of the NAACP.
While living outside the State of Tennessee, Margaret was a faithful and dedicated member of Saint John’s Baptist Church (New Mexico) and Poplar Grove Baptist Church (Maryland). At Poplar Grove Baptist Church, she served as the President of the Missionary Society and Chairman of the Deaconess Board. After returning to Jefferson County in 2002, Margaret returned to her home church, Young’s Memorial AME Zion Church (New Market) where she served faithfully on the Deaconess Board, Missionary Society, Lay Council, and Hospitality Committee.
Along with her Father and Mother, Margaret was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 57 years, William (Ed) Langston; Son, Scott Langston (Jefferson City); Daughter, Kellie (Rufus) Moore (Talbott); Sisters, Hattie Cotner (New Market) and Dorothy Rice (Jefferson City); Brother, Hugh Pate (California); Granddaughters Ariel Claiborne (Morristown), Mya Whitehead (Talbott), Ashley Langston, Erica Langston, and Brianna Langston (New Mexico); Grandson, Jalen Russell (Alabama); Great Grandchildren Talen Edward and Taijah Susanne Claiborne (Morristown); Best Friend / Beloved Niece Patricia Kyle; Special Friend Sara Donaldson; and “Adopted Daughter” Stefanie Thompson along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and many close friends she considered family.
A very special thank you to Amedisys Home Health, UT Medical Center 4-South, and Life Care Center of Jefferson City for their excellent care and compassion.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 1:00pm at Young’s Memorial AME Zion Church (1083 W Old AJ Highway, New Market, TN 37820) with burial to follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Luke Curry, Sr. will be officiating.
Mrs. Langston will be available for viewing on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Farrar Funeral Home (411 West Broadway Blvd, Jefferson City, TN 37760).

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN 865-475-3892

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Past Services


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

10:00am - 5:00 pm

Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City

411 W Broadway Blvd, Jefferson City, TN 37760

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Young's Memorial AME Zion Church

1083 W Old AJ Highway, New Market, TN 37821

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