Betty Crosby Long (1938 - 2018)

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Betty Crosby Long, 79, died peacefully surrounded by loving family Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, after a struggle with pneumonia.
Betty was born April 26, 1938, in Columbia, S.C., the daughter of John E. and Aleen H. Crosby.
Betty is survived by her brother, John E. Crosby Jr.; sister, Pamela S. Crosby; four sons, John H. Jacobs, David E. Jacobs, Robert L. Long Jr. and Thomas M. Long; and preceded in death by brother, Michael W. Crosby. She was the grandmother to six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Betty was blessed with something more special than just a gift of gab and her early career began in the music industry selling records as a distribution representative. She was a natural in sales as Betty lived to strike up conversations with people and hear their story. She dedicated most of her life and generosity to being a devoted mother to her four sons. When her children were raised Betty returned to work and spent many years in customer service for the Boy Scouts of America and the Sea Trail golf resort in Sunset Beach. Betty loved dearly the Brunswick County beaches and enjoyed most of retirement living in her beach house on Anson Street in Ocean Isle Beach with her dog Buttons. All who knew Betty would see she lived to take time and truly listen to and learn about people. She was always eager to hear what you had to say and remember every last detail while offering a taste of her classic Southern lady wisdom. To her family Betty was a center, the motherly spirit all families need as a central point and source from which endless love flows.
Betty has returned home and will forever be in the hearts and minds of many friends and family. Thank you for any part you may have had in her life, Betty loves you all.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, preceded with visitation at 10 a.m. at Brunswick Funeral Service, 5229 Ocean Highway, Shallotte, NC 28470.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your preferred and trusted charitable organization. Betty had a special place in her heart for sufferers of Alzheimer's and cancer.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.

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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, 2018