Elda Marie Long passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Christie Long Jr, and mother of Harry J. Long (Susan) and Brian D. Long (Denise). She was Grammy to Joshua Long, Megan Long, Harry B. Long, and Michelle Long. She was the daughter of the late Wilfred J. Blank and Virginia M. Laiche Blank, and sister of Shirley Robichaux, Gayle Key, and Gerald Blank, as well as the late Jeanette Miller and Barbara Barrilleaux. She was also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Oakdale Golden Ages. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Westlawn Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oakdale Golden Ages. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.