Lydia John Senter Langdon



Mrs. Lydia John Senter Langdon, 67, of Lillington passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. She was born on April 15,1950 in Lillington, the daughter of the late John Aaron and Vida Lee Peed Senter. Lydia was a graduate of Lillington High School and Meredith College. She taught first grade at Shawtown Primary School and retired after 28 years of service. Lydia was a life long member of Lillington Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family at Leatherwood and the beach. Lydia loved her family especially her husband, children and grandchildren. In spite of her declining health, she never missed an opportunity to support her grandchildren. She had many years of good times with the “Canasta Chicks” and her Meredith friends. She was an avid UNC Tar Heel fan. Lydia was preceded in death by her son, Gabe Langdon; father-in-law, Willis Langdon; brother-in-law, Mel Bethune and niece, Ann Bethune Mewborn.

Lydia is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald Ray Langdon; son, Will Langdon and wife Jennifer of Cary; 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Kaitlyn; 4 sisters, Ida Carol Wilson (Donald) of Clinton, Penelope Bethune of Lillington, Mary Frances Kear (Jim) of Boonville, Susan Worrell (Steve) of Lillington; brother, David Senter (Deborah) of Raleigh. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Doris Langdon of Lillington; sisters-in-law, Becky Sturgill (Johnny Bethune) of Bunnlevel and Dianne Hatley (Sammy) of Auburndale, FL. Lydia was a blessing to many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, August, 30, 2017 at Lillington Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Selman officiating. Burial will follow in Harnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Lillington Baptist Church, PO Box 670, Lillington, NC 27546 or the Senter Sisters Scholarship Fund in care of Meredith College Office of Planned Giving, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607-5298.