Patricia Hopkins Langston, 49, of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, and formerly of Daviess County, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 16 while at home. A graveside service was held Sept. 23 at Patterson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Patterson, North Carolina.
A native of Michigan, Patty was born May 23, 1967. Her family relocated to Daviess County, where Patty graduated from North Daviess High School in 1985. She then went on to double major in early education and Bible at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. She then moved to Kernersville, North Carolina, to work with the First Christian Church. She later worked other jobs before finally pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher. Over the years, Patty taught science and mathematics at Northeast Guilford Middle School in McLeansville, North Carolina, and also Forsyth Charter Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Most recently she served as an educator and volunteer coordinator with Sci-Works Children's Museum in Winston-Salem before her health began to seriously decline.
Patty is survived by her husband, Mark Brooks Langston; her parents, Edward Ernest and Carolyn Sue Hopkins of Washington; her three sisters, Dawn Webb, Kathy Orr and Beth Kay; her mother-in-law, Sylvia Langston; her brothers-in-law, Scott Webb and Rick Orr; 12 nieces and nephews; and other extended family.
Published on September 27, 2016