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Mrs. Eddie Scott Langdon

Memorial for Mrs. Eddie Scott Langdon

Born on Feb. 18, 1913
Departed on Jan. 3, 2017 and resided in Formerly of Austin, TX.
Service: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Eddie Scott Langdon a longtime resident of Austin, Texas made her transition on January 3, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her life span began the year of the Model T Assembly Line and extended to Self-driving Cars. She outlived her parents and six brothers and sisters. Although she had no children many of her brothers' and sisters' children, their children, and their friends affectionately knew her as Aunt Eddie.

"Teaching is the most important work in the world." Eddie S. Langdon wrote in her 1967 State of Texas Teacher of the Year award. In earnest, teaching was in her DNA as both her parents, Edwin and Violet Vivian Scott were college professors at Prairie View Normal and Industrial College, Prairie View, Texas. The vibrancy of the college campus, and her six brothers and sisters, propelled her into a life filled with learning, music, laughter, tennis, travel, service & teaching.

Eddie S. Langdon taught children who were deaf, blind, and visually impaired for many years. An extraordinary teacher, she also served as elementary principal for several years with the Austin Public Schools. When Legal Segregation ended in the 1960's, she moved with her students to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) campus. Within a few years she was nominated by TSBVI and received the Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas. She supervised many pre-service teachers, a number of whom were or are leaders in the field today. Always a strong advocate for children, many of her students remained in contact with her years after they left the school and after she moved to Cincinnati to be closer to her family. Her legacy lives on through the lives she touched.

Aunt Eddie lived into her 11th decade with health, movement and service as key tenants. After years of tennis, she exercised by doing water aerobics, and swimming laps. She still walked three times daily until mid-November 2016. Aunt Eddie continued her love of tennis by watching every major Tennis Open on television, and attended Western & Southern Opens' in Cincinnati, where she saw her two favorites, Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

Aunt Eddie loved a good joke and making people smile. She had a national joke network, and shared jokes with the staff at each doctor's visit. Daily viewings of Jeopardy allowed her to answer (or not) many questions about past events, and stay abreast of new cultural events. Aunt Eddie also found joy in frequent visits by children who read to her. She received numerous service awards throughout her life, and continued even in the past few years to help anyone in need.

Surviving relatives, are Nieces - Myrtle Maddox of Cincinnati, Ohio; Helen Wiggs of Wellington Ohio; and Violet Hall of Los Angles, California; Nephews - Lloyd E. Scott II of Las Vegas, Nevada; Geoffrey Scott of San Francisco, California; and many loving grand, great grand and great-great grand nieces and nephews.


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