Homegoing services for Sarah Long will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, with the Rev. Prentiss J. Floyd officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Cemetery.
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Mrs. Long passed peacefully at her home after a brief illness on December 30, 2010.
Mrs. Long was the owner/operator of Sunset Inn Café for 23 years. She was also an active member of the Missionary Board of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
Mrs. Long was preceded in death by six children: Cheryl "Lynn" Long, Sarah "Cookie" Long, Ada Merriweather, Kenneth "Red" Long, George "Mule" Long and Henrell Greer; two grandchildren, Raymond Gray and Jasmine Long; two sisters, Hazel Warlick and Henretta Williams; and two brothers, Willie Greer and Horace Greer, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three daughters, Rev. Prentiss J. Floyd, Mary (Charles) Long Dixon and Betty Long Gray; six sons, Donnie (Carol) Long, Tony Curtis Long, Nathaniel (Frankie) Long, Levon (Lola) Comer, Chester (Ray) Long and Freddie A. Long; with the blessings of 215 grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; 48 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 109 great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Dot Yarbrough.
Bledsoe Funeral Home, (731) 427-1521.
Published in The Jackson Sun on Jan. 5, 2011