Vivian Duckworth Lang


Birth Date: August 5, 1932

Death Date: December 21, 2016

Visitation Date: 12-27-2016 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Visitation Place : First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula


Service Date: 12-27-2016 Time: 12:00 PM
Service Place : First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula


Cemetery Date: 12-27-2016 Time: 1:00 PM
Cemetery Place : Jackson County Memorial Park

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Obituaries » Vivian Duckworth Lang




Vivian Duckworth Lang, 84, of Pascagoula, MS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in Pascagoula. A resident of Pascagoula for over 55 years, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Elmo Lang.

Vivian was born in New Orleans, LA, on August 5, 1932, and grew up in Meridian, MS. She is the daughter and only child of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.V. (Thelma) Duckworth. She grew up an avid horsewoman, with a passion for sports and the outdoors, performing and showing horses until college.

She attended Meridian Junior College, and then Southern Miss College, where she majored in Home Economics, and upon graduating, married her college sweetheart, beginning a life together that would last for over 54 years. Vivian and Elmo would continue to be avid supporters of Southern Miss for the rest of their lives, raising their 8 children to love the black and gold as well.

In addition to raising eight children, Vivian was very active in her church and community. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pascagoula, where she enjoyed her Sunday School class and Circle group. She was a member of Twentieth Century Women’s Club, and a member of the same Bridge club for almost 50 years, and was a talented seamstress, sewing clothes for her daughters. Vivian was a tennis enthusiast, and she and Elmo played for Singing River Yacht Club for many years. She was also an active member of the PTA, and Boosters for football, band, basketball, track, soccer, and scouts at Eastlawn Elementary, Colmer Junior High, and PHS for over 3 decades. She was avidly involved in supporting all 8 children on their swim team, Aquatic Club Sharks, for 20 years.

Vivian is survived by her eight children, Kathy (the late Robert) Hicks of Hoover, AL, Jesse (Anna) Lang of Hattiesburg, MS, Bruce (Diane) Lang of Houston, TX, Mary Margaret Lang Cronier of Atlanta, GA, Linda (David) Ishee of Gulfport, MS, Scott (Mary) Lang of Pascagoula, Sissy (Jeff) Barrett of Birmingham, AL, and Susan (Mark) Greenough of Hurley, MS. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Jessie (Andrew) Bartran, Melissa Lang, Sarah Kathryn (Kurt) Alexander, Kayla Cronier, Taylor, Jay and Lucia Lang, Josh, James, and Mitch Lang, Lauren Lang Ishee, Sam, Ben, and Vivian Barrett, and Max, Matthew, and Olivia Greenough; 3 great-grandchildren, Haven Lang-Clark, Parker Hollimon, and Wyatt Bartran; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, who always brought joy to others. She will be remembered for her colorful personality, warm friendly smile, and the fact that she never met a stranger.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula. The funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula, MS.

Memorial donations can be made to the Susan Belcher Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist, P. O. Box 371, Pascagoula, MS 39568, or Elmo Lang Scholarship Fund, c/o USM Foundation, 118 College Drive #5210, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Vivian Duckworth Lang at www.heritagefuneralhome.us