Mr. Elmira "E.L." Long

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Funeral services for Mr. E.L. Long of Americus, Georgia will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Larry B. Sims, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Daniel Grove Cemetery.

Mr. E.L. Long was born on July 1, 1930 to the late Elmira Long, Sr. and the late Annie B. Long. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, GA. At an early age, he moved with his family to Florida where his father was pursuing a career in the Negro Baseball League. He was affectionately known as E.L., and can be seen around town riding on his scooter until his health failed. He loved family and people in general. He was known as the historian in the family because he loved to talk about past generations and the family in general. He was well loved and liked by all in the community.

He was employed many years with Solomon Calloway's Construction Company where he worked until his health failed. As he studied the Bible, his understanding of the word grew and the importance of accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended church at Church International in Ellaville, GA under the leadership of Elder Jesse Carson. His faith continued until that final hour when he was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. He is preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters: Eddie Long, Marshall Long, Annie Long, Sue Rainey, Eula Small, and Bessie Williams.

He was a brother, uncle, father, grandfather, stepfather, and friend. Whatever capacity he was serving, he was well loved and will be deeply missed. He leaves to celebrate his life one brother and one sister, one brother in-law, arid one sister-in-law: Jimmy Long (Rometa) of Americus, GA; Mary Black Rockledge, FL, and Robert Rainey Melbourne, FL; two daughters: Linda Long, Hazleton, PA and Shiri Taylor (Tyrone), East Orange, NJ; nine grandchildren: Akee Long, Osei Long, Ishiah Long, Samuel Long, Amir Long, Shaleena Long, Jahshaunah Long, Sherrell Taylor, Teeyah Taylor; five devoted nieces and a nephew: Deborah Long, Leslie Long, Cherita Long Coleman (Robert), and Barbara Smith, Americus, GA, Patricia Sandifer, Macon, GA and Russell Baker Rockledge, FL; three great-nephews and one great-niece that he loved and adored: Jordan Long, Elijah Coleman, Joshua Coleman, and Cameran Long that he talked about until the end; a devoted stepdaughter, Angela Bronner, Macon, GA; a devoted caregiver-Sherry Trice from Americus, GA. She went beyond her job as a caregiver and was a devoted friend. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great grandchildren, and friends. 

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lynn black United States
3/8/2017 2:21:13 PM #

My Uncle will be missed by everyone. RIP


Cedric Lamot Long Sr United States
3/8/2017 3:04:03 PM #

Cedric lamot long sr


O Castleberry United States
3/21/2017 7:17:39 AM #

My heart goes out to you all for the loss of your dear loved one.It is comforting to know that there are promises to look forward to by means of God's Kingdom.One of these wonderful promises is in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8... the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will swallow up death forever and will wipe away the tears from all faces. I hope that scripture can be a means of comfort and provide you all hope as well throughout your grief.


Lupe Lazos United States
11/21/2018 1:00:19 PM #


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