March 22, 1962 – October 24, 2014
A Celebration of Life for Jimmy Dale Langham, was held in Palm Springs, CA. Tuesday, December 30, below is a link to the slide show of photos from Jimmy’s life, compiled by Palm Springs photographer, Eddie Fleming.
“Jimmy” never a James was born in Mississippi, but considered New Orleans as his home. As a young man he worked his way through college to receive a degree in Advertising and Design, and moved to New Orleans where he worked as a Graphic Artist for several years until he met his long time partner and spouse Donald Ferguson. Jimmy and Donald moved together to New York City where they spent ten years. Jimmy was the chief Graphics Designer for Donald’s Public Relations firm, Geduldig and Ferguson. When that firm merged with a global PR firm in 2004, Jimmy and Donald were relocated to San Francisco for four years, then “retired” to Palm Springs, CA. in 2008. They kept a second home in New Orleans until after Katrina, but have made multiple visits yearly to Jimmy’s favorite place. Jimmy and Donald were together for 23 years, legally marrying November 1, 2008. Jimmy is survived by his loving partner and spouse Donald, his mother Mary Lou Hughes, his older sister Pam (David) Walker and younger sister Donna Hays. He has three nephews, Donovan and Christopher Hays and Tyler Langham, and a niece Madison Olivia Cliburn. He is also survived by all of the members of the Ferguson family who embraced him fully, and his many Palm Springs friends and friends throughout the country.
Jimmy loved to party and loved life and friends! His favorite quote was:
The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.
May he Rest in Peace.