Melvin Bernard Langley

October 11, 1928January 8, 2019

Mr. Melvin Bernard Langley of Mobile, AL passed away on January 8, 2019. Mr. Langley was born in Mobile, Alabama, on October 11, 1928 to Richard Langley and Adeline Marie Langley. He attended Little Flower Catholic School and McGill Institute, graduating in 1946. He attended the University of Alabama-Mobile Campus. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952, including service in the Korean War. He had a long career in the building industry, at Hallett Lumber Company, Langley Lumber and Supply, and Southern Pipe and Supply Company. He married Mary Elizabeth Evans, the love of his life, on January 21, 1956. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Adeline Langley, and his brothers Marcine, John, Richard, and Albert Langley; and sisters Artie Lee Langley, Dorothy Langley Avera, Ruby Langley McGowan, and Jessna Langley Walston. He is treasured and loved by his surviving family members: his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Elizabeth Evans Langley; son James Richard Langley, daughter-in-law Beth, and granddaughter Madeline Rose of Daphne, AL, and step-grandson Austin Lyons of Mobile; daughter Lee Anne Langley Cox, her husband David Cox, grandchildren Brittney Stewart (Weston), David Allan Cox, Jr. (Lara), Evan Cox (CC), and Brandon Cox (fiancée Sharon Williams); and great grandchildren Caleb, Ella, and Cooper Stewart, Zoe Cox, and more to come. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Mobile, on Saturday, January 12. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi. Mr. Langley will be laid to rest at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Please sign the online guest book at


  • Richard Langley, Father
  • Adeline Langley, Mother
  • Marcine, John, Richard and Albert Langley, Brother
  • Artie Lee Langley, Dorothy Langley Avera, Sister
  • Ruby Langley McGowan and Jessna Langley Walston, Sister
  • Mary Elizabeth Evans Langley, Wife
  • James Richard (Beth) Langley, Son
  • Lee Anne Langley (David) Cox, Daughter
  • Madeline Rose Langley, Granddaughter
  • Austin Lyons, Step-Grandson
  • Brittney (Weston) Stewart, Granddaughter
  • David Allan (Lara) Cox, Jr., Grandson
  • Evan (CC) Cox, Grandson
  • Brandon (Financ`ee Sharon Williams) Cox, Grandson
  • Caleb, Ella and Cooper Stewart, Great Grandchild
  • Zoe Cox, Great Grandchild
  • More to Come, Grandchild


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 12, 2019

Melvin Bernard Langley

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Jerry and Carol MCKIBBEN

January 9, 2019

Our Very Dearest long-time friends, Mary and Melvin. We first met in 1962 when we bought a home nest door to the Langley's. We have shared many events and memories over the last fifty - seven years of friendship. Many memories, including the births of our children, renting vacation homes together on Mobile bay, and fighting window peepers, and not the least was our adventure of installing window air conditioners, particularly after they had first fallen on the garage floor. But, the air conditioner still worked!
Carol and I will miss him dearly.