Jordan Langley, Jr
(1927 - 2010)

Jordan Langley Jr
Nickname: Big Bud

United States of America
February 21, 1927

North Carolina, United States of America
March 27, 2010

This site is dedicated to Jordan Langley.

Jordan "Big Bud" Langley was born on February 21, 1927 in Greenville, North Carolina. Hattie Daniels, his mother, and Jordan Langley, his father, were the proud parents who gave Jordan, the eldest boy-child the breath of life.

As a child, Jordan sang in the fields with other family members and soon developed a marvelous singing voice. His ear for music was cultivated over the years and he joined and formed many gospel singing groups. Among them included The Pilgrims of Sorrow, The Golden Stars, The Gospel Tones and the United Male Chorus of Greenville, NC.

Jordan retired as an employee of both the State of Connecticut and the U.S. Postal Service in 2002 and moved from New Haven, Connecticut to Greenville, NC (2003) with his beloved wife and soulmate, Donna Venson Langley. They purchased a home near the Greenville-Winterville border where Jordan lived up until his passing.

Ironically, Jordan passed on March 27th, the very day he celebrated as his birthday for more than fifty years (a date assigned to him by a beloved elder.) Later, he researched it to find his real birth date was February 21st. He traveled to the government office of public records in Raleigh, NC to secure his actual birth date.

Jordan was an ordinary man with an extraordinary life - rich with purpose & a spiritual mission pregnant with substance.

He was well known and cherished for his gospel ministry from Massachusetts to Georgia and beyond. As a young viewer commented upon seeing his video, "Wow, that old dude can sing".

Jordan is survived by children Muata Jordan Langley, Jerry Langley, John Henry Langley, Kim Johnson, Jo-Anna Langley, Danny Harper, Monya Harris, Jordan (Jay) Langley, Jordanene Langley and Dennis Bell. Three sisters, Rev. Martha Green, Cora Smith and Predency Daniels; brother, Daniel Arlander Langley survive him. He is preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Kennedy, Mary Council and Betty Gardner; and daughter Cheri Harper.

The legacy of Jordan Langley lives on in his music, memories and family. This website is established so that we might remember each day of our lives the creed to "Honor Thy Father".

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Guest Book (9 entries)
My Dad,i now know where your singing and that's in Gods choir now.Dad i owe you alot for the times we spent together.Singing by your side was a treat for me that i will never forget,as my sisters and brothers said words can't say how much i miss you.It was quoted how talented the groups were that you started,the giants in the gospel world feared you and the guys that's how good you were and am glad i was a part of it.May your soul be at peace with the lord,we miss you,but there will come a day we all will meet again,until then Dad may you rest in peace and i know you'll continue to sing God praises.Miss you Dad!!!!!!!
jerry langley (son)
December 26th, 2011
Thank-You all for all your prayers and support, i truly miss my daddy i never met a man like my dad
please continue your prayers GOD BLESS U ALL!!!
Monya Harris (daddy-)
April 24th, 2010
I remember Uncle Big Bug as we all called him for he use to sing with my daddy Nathaniel Atkins and I use to go with them where ever they sang and they all sounded to so good lol. He will be greatly missed and my family sends their thoughts and prayers to the family.
Bridget Atkins-Little (Friend of the family)
April 6th, 2010
Uncle Big Bud as we called him was a friend of my dads Nathaniel Atkins they sang in the Golden Stars together for years. He was a very sweet man and we all loved him. May he R,I.P.
Bridget Atkins-Little (family friend)
April 6th, 2010
I grew up in the Golden Stars!
As a child I would study the vocal styles of Nate Atkins, Jordan Langley and my dad Luddie Dobbs. The were a awesome force that was recognized by all that came up after them in concert. Groups like the Mighty Clouds Of Joy, Wille Banks, The Gospel Keynotes would not want to come up after they raised the level of energy through their performance. "Did You Stop To Pray" Was The set up song to get everybody on one accord.
Jordan Langley another Angel that watches over us now. His Star shines bright through the recordings of his voice!

Eugene Dobbs
Alumi Of The Golden Stars
Eugene Dobbs (Friend)
April 6th, 2010
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"daddy i miss u so much words can't express how much i'll miss you are long talks all your wisdom now i don't have any one here wit all your luv and knowledge i jus u miss u daddy"
monya harris
April 24th, 2010
"Dad, words cannot express how I am feeling right now! I miss you so much. I don't think you truly know the impact you had on my life! I couldn't have prayed for a better father! I thank GOD for blessing me with you! Love your little princess!!!"
Jourdanene Langley
April 9th, 2010
"Grandpa Jordan, such a loving and strong man. Even though didn't get to see you everyday, the days i did see made up for the days i didn't. I want you to know i will always and forever love you. And when i get married i want a husband just like yo"
Marissa Brooks
April 6th, 2010
"Jordan Langley was my grandfather, I am proud to call you that, He was more like a father, he taught me so many things about life, and God..Thank you for being hard on me, it helped me to be a better person, You will forever be in my heart. I love U"
Donna Harper
April 6th, 2010
"grandpa you will always be in my heart not just for the fact that your my grandpa because you took me in made sure i was not a sharp dresser but a fly dresser u gave uncondisonaly without a second thought u was not my grandfather u was much more u wa"
Nate Langley
April 4th, 2010
"Uncle Trench words can't express how much i'm going to miss you! the talks and laughs over the phone and you kicking me off the phone because you couldn't stop laughing :)but 1 thing i'm so happy about is that we always told each other we love ea"
Tonya Daniels(Bailey)
April 1st, 2010
"Grandpa: Im Proud to be called your Grandson, I believe you can only miss what is lost, and that is why I wont miss you, for in my heart you will forever be."
Joshua Harper
April 1st, 2010
"My Loving Daddy: No Words can say How Much I Love and Miss you."
Kim Johnson
April 1st, 2010
"Beloved Father Jordan. You will always be "MY MAN" & my heart will ache because of your absence. Stay blessed: it is the only way to be."
Muata Jordan Langley
April 1st, 2010

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