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Mary Loyce (Langford) Wheeler

July 19, 1939 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 82)


Mary Loyce Langford Wheeler



Mary Loyce Wheeler passed away on Saturday, October 16 at The Oaks at Hampton

Memory Care Facility with her husband of 62 years and younger granddaughter at her

side. Mary was born July 19, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by

her parents, Emory and Evie Mae Langford and her son, Mark Wheeler.

She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her husband, Charles D Wheeler, whom

she married December 20, 1959 at Brookhaven United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA.


She also leaves two daughters Jane (Mark) Schilling and their children Sam (Savannah)

and Mary Beth, and Susan (Eric) Lynskey and their children, Sarah Jane and Charlie.

She also leaves behind a brother, James (Dottie) Langford along with numerous nieces

and nephews and a sister-in-law, Judy Wheeler Stewart.


Mary attended Chamblee High School, graduating in 1957, after which she attended

LaGrange College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She earned a Master’s

of Education Degree from Georgia State University and taught English at Lakeside High

School in DeKalb County.


A gifted teacher, she also taught Sunday School and Bible Studies at Brookhaven UMC,

Briarcliff UMC and Dahlonega UMC. She was an active member of the United Methodist

Women leading mission studies and reading groups. She had a passion for Christmas

and spearheaded the ShoeBox Ministry through Samaritan's Purse, packing and

shipping hundreds of Christmas gifts to children in war-torn countries all over the world.

She hosted family and friends at numerous Christmas gatherings displaying beautifully

decorated trees.


Family was at the center of what she and Charles loved - her spirit made travels,

gatherings and sleepovers for the grandkids a special and unique time together.

The service to celebrate the life of Mary Wheeler will be Wednesday, October 20 at

11am at Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 107 S Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533

The Reverend Dr. Steve Schofield officiating.


Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Tucker, GA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 19 from 5pm - 8pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home

20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega 30533.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Dahlonega United

Methodist Church Building Fund or the ministry of your choice.


The family wishes to express their sincere thanks for the loving and caring support Mary

received from the staff of The Oaks at Hampton Memory Care Facility, The Homestead

Hospice nurses and Joyce Elliott, a wonderful nurse and friend to us all.


Arrangements in the care of the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home 706-864-3683 20 Gibson Rd Dahlonega Ga, 30533

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October 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dahlonega Funeral Home
20 Gibson Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Funeral Service
October 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Dahlonega United Methodist Church Building Fund

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