Merrion Lang Mays


Merrion Lang Mays, 61, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, February 18th.

Funeral Service: 11AM Friday, February 27th at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Viewing: Noon to 5PM Thursday, February 26th at Lake Shore Funeral Home. No Visitation is planned.

Merrion Mays, known to many as “Aunt Merrion”, left to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 18, 2015 in St. Catherine Center in Waco, TX, at the age of 61.

On a blistery winter day, November 17, 1953 a healthy baby girl was born to parents Robert and Jeraldine Lang, they named her Merrion Lang. At an early age Merrion accepted the Lord as her personal savior and became a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Downsville, Texas. Merrion graduated from Robinson High School in 1972. She was employed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco, Texas for over twenty years until her retirement in 2005.

Merrion will be remembered most for her ability to love and accept others without judgment and her famous “Sock-It-To-Me Cake”. She loved to play bingo and spend time with her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Mays, her mother and father, as well as, her sister Erma Smith and brothers Aaron Lang, and Robert Lang Jr.

Merrion leaves behind her cherished children; daughter Monique Caufield (Darrell) of Waco, TX; sons Craig Mays of Waco, TX; Malcolm Dudley of Waco, TX; stepson Thomas Nevels of Waco, TX. Two sisters Inez Daniels of Golinda, TX; Shirley Simpson (Charles) of Chilton, TX. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren; Patriona, Destini, Darrell Jr., Kha’Mya, Dmar’e, and Domani. She was also survived by a host of adoring nephews, nieces, family, and friends.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest Book at

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco 76708, United States (US) - Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Mt. Olive Baptist Church , 9997 S. 3rd St.; Waco, TTX 76706

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  2. Craig, Monique and Malcolm may God give you comfort and peace. Aunt Merrion was loved by many and will be missed. Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  3. Linda Tucker Nash

    I am so sorry for your loss Marrion and I grew up together and also class mates.

  4. Thinking of you during your loss, may God continue to bless each and everyone during this difficult time. Remember that God makes no mistakes…

    Jackie Keggins and family in Chilton Texas

  5. I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you guys in my daily prayers.

  6. Love you cousin. Good woman. And mother/granny. You will be missed. Craig stay strong cuzn. Love you all.

  7. So sorry for you loss. May God give you peace that surpasseth all understanding during this hour and the days ahead.

  8. Heather Keggins Lewis

    I want to express my prayers and deepest sympathy to each of you in this time of your loss. We are praying for the family’s strength and will be here for you, whenever you need. Love you all.


  9. Rosie (Tucker) Smith

    May God comfort your hearts in the loss of your loved one. My prayers are with you Shirley and the family. May you find strenght in knowing that God never make a mistake. Love you , your cousin and classmate in Oakland, California…

  10. Aunt Merrion will be greatly missed, We loved her so much. But God said Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I Will give you rest…. Rest for your Soul.. Matthew 11: 28 – 29. God also said He Will send his Comforter to help us in our times of need. Call on him, lean on him. God alone can ease our pain. Love you all, Craig, Monique & Malcolm…..

  11. Rosie and Jeno Rueda

    As I sit here on this Sunday I can’t help but think about Marion I know she is smiling down upon you Six,chicken and Malcolm I am still praying for you.

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