Celebrating the Life of
Ann Marie Daniel Langford
March 25, 1931 - November 26, 2020
The Virtual Celebration of Life for
Ann Marie Daniel Langford
Sunday, March 21, 2020
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Thank you for participating in the upcoming memorial service. This virtual event will use Zoom video conferencing which requires a suitable computer set-up.
Since this is a virtual service, please plan on connecting at least 10 minutes before the service begins to minimize connectivity issues.
If You Are Using A Telephone
In the US dial +1 (646) 558-8656
Use Meeting ID 925 2020 7658
International phone numbers here
In lieu of flowers
The family asks that Memorial Donations be made to either
Ann Marie Langford Endowment at Duke Gardens
The Tom and Ann Marie Langford Scholarship Fund
at Duke University Divinity School
Ann Marie Daniel Langford was born on March 25, 1931 in Statesville, NC. She was the first-born child to Armand Turner Daniel and Annie Maxwell Lambeth Daniel. She has three surviving younger siblings: Peggy (John) Young of Charlotte, Armand (Phyllis) Daniel of Wilmington, and Max (Marshall) Daniel of Charlotte.
She died peacefully on November 26, 2020 at The Forest at Duke, her home since 2006. The family is thankful for the love and care she received.
With dark brown hair and green eyes, she was an independent child. As a child, she was surrounded by family and friends in Mocksville, NC. She listened to the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera.
Cooking was a favorite avocation. She helped her mother pull mints, cooked meals for her family, took French cooking classes, and enjoyed new recipes. She welcomed many people at her dining room table and taught her grandchildren the love of cooking.
In 1947, when her family moved to Charlotte, she met Tommy (Thomas A. Langford, Jr.) at Dilworth Methodist Church, where they would be married four years later.
She graduated from Central High School in Charlotte and attended Greensboro College and Duke University. She enjoyed an active social life and majored in drama.
Her marriage lasted almost 50 years as they lived in in Durham, NC; Cambridge, England; and Lake Junaluska, NC.
She liked being a preacher’s wife. A Methodist from her baptism until her death, Methodist hymns formed her theological core. While she married a pastor, Tommy then became a professor at Duke. She was active with students, faculty, and contributors.
Ann Marie and Tommy had four sons: Andy (Sally) of Concord, NC; Jay (Roddy Ray) of Lake Junaluska, NC; Tim (Robin) of Hillsborough, NC; and Hugh (Lori) of Marshall, VA. Ganny has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
As a stay-at-home Mom, she was an exceptional mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. With each new grandchild, she provided breaks for parents, and taught sewing and doll house decoration.
Ann Marie loved all her homes, but none as much as The Rock House at Lake Junaluska. She maintained the character of this historic home and made it her own.
She loved to travel with friends and especially her children and grandchildren throughout the US, China, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and Europe.
She enjoyed her many friends at the Forest, especially her best friend, Charlie Black.
Her ashes will be buried with Tommy’s in Duke Garden and The Rock House at Lake Junaluska.