TUPELO — Saturday morning, Lynda Langerfeld won the victory in her courageous battle with multiple sclerosis and went to her new heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Lynda was born to John and Carolyn Russell in Morganfield, Ky. and lived most of her early life in Columbus. She graduated from Lee High School. After attending MUW for one year, she graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
In 1970, she met the love of her life, David Langerfeld, at Camp Wrenwood in Wren. They married in 1974, enjoying 36 wonderful years of faithful companionship. While at Mississippi State, they served First Baptist Church in Macon. After seminary, they served First Baptist Church of Madisonville, Tenn.; Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.; Oakhust Baptist Church in Clarksdale; and have just completed 21 years of service at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo.
She was known by everyone for her beautiful, encouraging spirit; her joyful, gentle disposition; and her glowing, contagious smile. Lynda had a special ministry at Harrisburg which allowed the ladies of the church to stay with her and minister to her while her husband ministered at the church. However, she also ministered to those same ladies in ways to numerous to count.
Lynda is survived by her husband, David Langerfeld of Tupelo; her parents, John and Carolyn Russell of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Russ (Pat) Russell of Columbus; two sisters, Susan (Gary) Aldridge of Denver, Colo. and Merrill (Theo) Shepard of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was blessed by four very special caregivers, Edith Hutcheson, Frances Cayson, Gloria Fitzpatrick and Rhonda Shannon; three “Home-Makeover” Specialists, Jona Rae Collum, Joann Henderson and Becky Jackson; and four very special “angels,” Lauren Patterson, Lisa Hawkins, Sue McAllister and Linda Hale.
Services were held Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Pall Bearers were Paul Backstrom, Dr. Bert Duncan, Mike Ferris, Dr. Alan Flowers, Mickey Holliman, Dr. Bill Kahlstorf, Lee McAllister, John Smith, Dr. Robert Yarber and Dr. Smokey Young.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at http://www.peguesfuneralhome.com .