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Rita McKerley Lang
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Columbia Theological Seminary
    701 S. Columbia Drive
    Decatur, GA 30030
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Lutheran Homes of South Carolina
    300 Ministry Drive
    Irmo, SC 29063

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“Nancy, I am so sad to hear that your mom has passed. She was a great Girl Scout leader to all of us, even when we got up to mischief, which was...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mindy Bailey - Glen Gardner, NJ

“Nancy--I was so saddened to see the news of your mom's passing. I remember with a big smile our wonderful times and escapades in Girl Scouting. She...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Penny Cooper - Greenville, SC

“I am deeply sad to hear I have lost my dear friend. Your mother and I shared a deep and lasting friendship. She was my support when I needed her...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dorothy Bailey - Greenville, SC

“Mike, Rhonda, and Lang family. We are so sad to learn of your Mother's passing. We understand your grief and the loss her passing represents so...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kelly & Bill Hart - Springfield, MO

This was made in Savanah before Rita and Steve married. “We're so sorry for your loss. The picture was made by me (Natalie) when I was about ten years old. I remember thinking she was so beautiful! She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Natalie Lang and Henry Malvern Brown - SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Steve, Mike, Nancy and Paul, and all of your families. We have missed having Rita in Greenville and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley and Ed Timmerman - SC

“Mr. Mike and FamilyI was saddened to hear about the passing of your Mother.My Family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayersMy God comfort...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ricky Hall - Greensboro, NC

“Rita was a living saint. She touched all she met with grace & love. Her time with us at St Giles was a true blessing. May the God of Peace, Love, ...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Scott Drake - Greer, SC - Friend


Rita McKerley Lang, 86, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, widow of Dr. W. Steve Lang, Jr., died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Palmetto Presbyterian Church, 1720 Carolina Park Blvd. at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Middleton Memorial Cemetery, Ludowici, GA. The family will receive friends at their home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and at the church following the service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Rita was born October 11, 1930 in Savannah, Georgia, daughter of the late Jennings Bryan McKerley and the late Elwin Hollingworth McKerley Kinney. She graduated from Duke University and had a teaching career spanning over 40 years. Rita retired from Greenville Technical College. She was a longtime member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC, a life member of Presbyterian Women, and an elder in the PC(USA). Rita was a lifetime Girl Scout and volunteered her time in many community outreach programs, especially Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.

She is survived by her children, William Steve Lang III (Debbie) of Clearwater, FL, James Michael Lang (Rhonda) of Trinity, NC; Nancy Lang Tye (Marc) of Mount Pleasant, SC; Paul Hollingworth Lang (Sarah) of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Kevin Tye (Nicole), Daniel Lang, Andrew Tye, William Tye, and Benjamin Lang; a great-granddaughter, Lily Tye; her brother, John Kinney; and her sister, Star Kinney Land.

Rita was preceded in death by her brother, Wesley E. Kinney.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 or to the Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC 29063.
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