1916-2014 A celebration of the life of Melba D. Long, 97, of Beaumont will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Ridgewood Church of Christ. Beginning with a service of remembrance at 2:30 p.m., the celebration will continue with a reception and time of fellowship until 4:30 p.m. Melba was born December 27, 1916 in Horatio, Arkansas and went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was a member of the Ridgewood Church of Christ and worked in the family furniture store in Orange. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ester DeShazo, father and step-mother,Walter and Nellie DeShazo; son, Coy Long; sisters, Mazie LeLeux, Maxine Gray, Mona Pryor; and brother, Mitchell DeShazo. Those left to cherish her memory include; her children; Wes Long and wife, Twila of Houston, Reatha Barina and husband, Joe of Beaumont; grandchildren, Derrick Long and wife, Tamara, Scott Long and wife, Jennifer, Steven Long, Shelley Beech and husband, Nathan, Caleb Barina, Angela Lopez, and Tisha Wilhite and husband, Brent; 12 great-grandchildren;2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends who wish may direct memorial contribution to the Camp Red Oak Springs Christian Camp, c/o Ridgewood Church of Christ, 2425 Commerce, Beaumont, Texas 77703.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 17, 2014