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Norma Jean (Mize) Langley
September 2, 1929 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Funeral services for Springer resident Norma Jean Langley will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday January 10, 2024, in the Laurel Funeral Home Chapel with Brian Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Healdton with family members serving as pallbearers. The time of visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday January 9, 2024, at Laurel Funeral Home.
Norma Jean Langley was born September 2, 1929 in Altus, Oklahoma and died Friday January 5, 2024, in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 94 years, 4 months and 3 days. The doctors told her parents she wouldn't live through the night but her parents Ruben McDuffy Mize and Gladys Afalya (Odell) Mize took turns at night making sure she kept breathing until she was stronger. She graduated from Zaneis High School May 2, 1949 and went to work at a soda fountain in Ardmore where she met Alvis Leonard Langley of Healdton, Oklahoma and after only three dates Norma Jean and Alvis eloped to Gainesville, Texas and were married August 7, 1949. Norma Jean and Alvis had 4 children: Reica Williams and her husband Walt of Norman, Troy Stephen Langley and his wife Vickie, Sheila Lyon and her husband Marty Lyon of Ardmore, Dane Brian Langley of Sulphur, and a total of 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Norma was an adoring mother and grandmother she loved setting out on the porch playing with her grandchildren.
Norma was a hard worker. She was a fine seamstress; she not only made her clothes and children's clothes but sewed for other people. She was a good cook and made the best Snickerdoodles and best cobbler you've ever tasted, grew gardens, and canned food. She was a babysitter, worked cleaning for many people in Ardmore and worked at J C Penney’s for about 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvis, parents Ruben McDuffy Mize and Gladys Afalya of Ardmore, sister Betty Jo Woods of Ardmore, sister Bernice Thompson of Oklahoma City, brother Jessie Mize of Ardmore and two granddaughters Desiree and Alyse. Pallbearers are Grandsons: Eli Langley, Adam Langley, Timothy Langley, Phillip Langley, Ruben Langley, and Gregory McCallister.
Norma loved the Lord and her church family and will be greatly missed.
Condolences and remembrances can be left for the Norma Langley family at www.laurelfuneralhome.com. Service arrangements are under the Direction of John David and Laura Black Griffin of Laurel Funeral Home, Healdton, Oklahoma, (580) 229-1221.