Robert Mitchell Langston was born on July 18, 1957, to the late JD and Ella Wayne Langston. He was the Second eldest of five children. His eldest sister Shirley Keyes preceded him in death. Robert was raised and educated in Mize, Mississippi and educated through the Smith County School District. Resourceful, creative, hard-working, and a dedicated family man, Robert was well-known and loved by many. His infectious sense of humor and continuous words of wisdom ensured that he never met a stranger.
Upon being honorably discharged from the United States Army Robert relocated to Detroit Michigan to attend The College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts. As his talent grew so did his assignments. Robert painted murals throughout the entire downtown Detroit area. He also complemented businesses and store fronts with logos and monikers. "Mitch" or "Shagg" was a man with many passions and was a jack of many trades. For more practical work he worked for Contract Welding. He was a carpenter and could not only beautify your home but build things for your outside leisure as well. Grills and decks, you name it Mitch was able to execute any project. But when he was not working with his hands you could find him creating the most beautiful art work of not only nature but, the people he loved and various icons. He could get lost in a piece for days. Mitch was not only a master of Arts but of the Grill as well. His BBQ could wrap a line around the corner. And for special occasions and holidays gathered not only his family where he was the life of the party but extended ones as well. Mitch painted nature and was blessed with a green thumb as well. He cultivated our lives and his garden. He could fill your table with the freshest produce or give your home the loveliest flowers for curb appeal. Mitch never judged a soul and had arms opened wide enough for anyone he encountered. He welcomed you just as you were and maintained an open door policy. Mitch had patience that could out run rivers and believed in others more than they could themselves. He uplifted others in the midst of life's most troubling storms and reminded you that "hard times don't last always." Mitch was a Believer. He had a very personal relationship with GOD and wasn't afraid to tell others about the Goodness of the Lord. Mitch and his wife of 36 years met in Detroit and moved to Romulus where they started to expand their family. Mitch was a supportive and loving husband. Mitch and Chris were inseparable and often described as Bonnie and Clyde. Mitch was a very present Father. He was there for every Mile Stone. Be it school, proms, graduations, weddings, birthday, birth of grandchildren or just at home quality time. He always reminded them the importance of family. Mitch would also correct his children in areas he saw fit preparing them for adulthood. Whether it was of significance or slight as "stop meddlin" While Mitch seemed to always have his hands in something some of his most recent projects included constructing food trucks and continuing his welding work with BBQ grills. Mitch's latest and greatest endeavors when he wasn't working was ensuring that his grandchildren knew the man who laid the foundation of the family's legacy. Mitch loved letting his home be his grandchildren's safe haven to come and express themselves freely. They could come and have freedom to do whatever they desired not even excluding painting on walls
.He leaves to cherish in his everlasting memory his wife Christiar Langston, Three siblings Betty Gean Langston, Barbara Ann Hayes Johnny) Harry James Langston, his five children: Kevin "Boss Man" Charles (Lia), Michella MCcomb (Sanchez), Robert Langston Jr., Angela Wright (Christopher), Christiar "Star* Lela Langston, his nine grandchildren: Jayden, Joshua, Mason, King Kobe, Princeton Charles, Christiana Hamilton, Story MCcomb, Reina Wright, Ava Grace and 1 unborn grandchild Milia Charles