Mrs. Rosemarie Long of Westville, (New Hope Community) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Mrs. Long was born May 29, 1929, in West Virginia to the late Johnny and Antoinette Falcone Stermole. Until her health began to fail, she was a very active and devoted member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a charter member of the "Morning Glories" women's ministry. She loved her Lord and Savior and enjoyed singing His praises. She was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother and with her sweet disposition she won the hearts of every one who knew her and most recently her caregivers.
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In addition to her parents her husband, George Edgar Long preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, John Long, Coral Springs, and Eddie Long (Connie), Tamarac; four daughters, Maria Padrick (David), Davenport, Dale Lindsey (Joe), Westville, Sandra Beltrani (John), Parkland, and Georgia Long (Ivan Howe), West Palm Beach; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and other extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, in the New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Clay Hatcher officiating. Mrs. Long was placed into the church one hour prior to service time. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, Jan. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon's Ministry or New Hope Baptist Church. Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on January 16, 2013