Lois Elizabeth Langham Ricketts
Wrens, GA – Lois Elizabeth Langham Ricketts, 93, loving wife of the late Homer Alexander Ricketts, Jr., entered into rest Monday evening, October 13, 2014 at Gibson Health and Rehab Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Thad Harvey officiating. Interment will follow the service.
One of six children born to the late Lizzie Peebles Langham and the late Grady Langham, Lois was born and raised in Wrens, leaving home at the age of 16 to first live in Atlanta and then moving to Jacksonville FL, where she worked as a social worker for the State of Florida until her retirement. After retiring, Lois moved back to Wrens and joined Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. She found great enjoyment working in her yards and tending to her flowers. She was also a great cook even though this task was not always a pleasurable one. A private person, Lois was forthright and very outspoken with little time for idle chit-chat.
Lois was also preceded in death by her siblings, Gladys Spradley, Cecil Langham and Waman Langham. Survivors include her children, Grady Templeton (Patricia), Jack Templeton (Vera), Linda Fabiano (Cliff) of Marrero LA, and Monna Sebring of Tucson AZ; two siblings, Wyman Langham (Peggy) of Waynesboro, and Annie Kitchens of Waynesboro; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and15 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery after the services.
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation are expressed to the staff of Gibson Health and Rehab Center for their excellent, professional care.
LIFE IS BUT A STOPPING PLACE
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be a resting place
along the road to eternity.
We all have different journeys,
different paths along the way.
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know.
For some, the journey's quicker;
for some, the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
we'll claim a great reward,
and find an everlasting peace,
together with the Lord.