Mary Langhorne

Obituary of Mary Langhorne

Mary Bell Langhorne, age 58, went to her eternal rest on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born in Farmville, Virginia on September 18, 1958 to the late Raymond Lee and Louise Carter Langhorne. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1977. After graduation, Mary moved to Norwalk, Conneticut.

She furthered her eduation by attending CPU Business School in Bridgeport, Conneticut where she graduated in 1990 with her Business Certificate. She was a very dedicated, hard-worker her entire life. She worked for S&S Tobacco for 12 years, then for MicroWarehouse and McDonald's simultaneously for 20 years.

When Mary gave birth to her daughter, Ebonie, she knew she wanted to return to Farmville, Virginia before Ebonie started school. They returned to Virginia in 2003 and Mary gained employment with the Dillwyn Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Virginia where she remained until her passing 14 years later.

Mary was preceded in death by her loving son, Antwan Roosevelt Langhorne; parents; and three siblings, Alvin L. Langhorne, Joyce C. Johnson, and Larry S. Langhorne.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Ebonie Adelina Arauz; her lifetime partner, Marwell Arauz, Sr.; one very special grandson, Khamryi J. Brooks; two brothers, Raymond "Mickey" Langhorne (Emma) of Dillwyn, Virgnia and Ray Langhorne (Jean) of Norwalk, Conneticut; three step-daughters, Lygia, Karina, and Madhiam Arauz; one special step-son, Marwell Arauz, Jr. (Vanesa) of Farmville, Virginia; eight step-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

The family would like to acknowledge her special niece, Karen Carter of Norwalk, Conneticut; best friend and sister-in-law, Emma Giles; her favorite cousins, Carrie Ann Carter and Velma Foster; and special friends, Jesse Brooks, Owen Boatwright, and Lexus Ford.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the strenghth of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,

they stumbled and fell.

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:

though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

~Psalms 27:1-4