Mary B. Long

Birthday: June 30, 1937
Passed Away: November 6, 2013
Age: 76
Location: Jonesboro
Service Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Long, Mary -nJonesboro- Mary B. Long, 76, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

 She was born on June 30, 1937 in Jonesboro to the late Homer and Gracie Baltzell. Mrs. Long retired from Sears after seventeen years. She also worked for eleven years at Jimco Lamp Company, five years at The Casual Bar and three years at Clark’s Cleaners.  She was a member of the Crowley’s Ridge Cruisers Car Club and enjoyed going to car shows and visiting with everyone. She loved gardening, home decorating and was a wonderful seamstress. Mrs. Long was a active member of the Temple Baptist Church.

 She is survived by her husband, Charles Dean Long; two sons, Charles Lessley Long of Brunswick, Georgia and Jerry Lee Long of Jonesboro; three sisters, Conus Gardner and husband Leonard of Memphis, Betty Mounce of Mt. Home and Kathy Johnson of Ash Flat; five grandchildren, Angela Joy Riddle of Medina, Tenn., Leslie Janette Smith of Jonesboro, Lester Ryan Long of Bono, Jeremy Vincent Long of Miami, FL and Loren Hayley Long of Brookland; six great-grandchildren, Kaila Riddle, Kiristen Riddle, Sydney Woodard, Allyson Smith, Kaitlyn Long and Spencer Long.

 She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Les Alan Long and Justin Long; three sisters, Catherine Edmonds, Rosie Baltzell and Eva Baltzell; four brothers, James Baltzell, David Baltzell, Billy Baltzell and Jimmy Lee Baltzell.

 A celebration of her life will be 10:00 am, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Jolly officiating. Burial will follow at Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, November 8, 2013 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave.

 Honored to serve as pallbearers are Fred Justus Jr., Terry Clouse, Ted Davis, Jeremy Farmer, James Gould, and Leonard Gardner.

 Lasting memorials may be sent to Temple Baptist Church.

10 Condolences

  1. rick summers

    Wed 06th Nov 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Charlie,les jerry & family our hearts are broke but know mary is working in god’s flower garden.earths loss is heavens gain,our thoughts & prayers are with you Charlie,,,rick & deb summers

  2. Gracie Baltzell

    Wed 06th Nov 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Uncle Charles,

    I am really sad to hear of Aunt Mary passing, my prayers are with you. Stay strong and take one day at a time.

    Love you,


  3. Paul & Tammie Sue Rollings

    Wed 06th Nov 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Uncle Charles, Les, & Jerry Lee, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Mary will be missed greatly, but she is now home. We Love You All. Love Paul & Tammie Sue Rollings

  4. Jan Barnes

    Thu 07th Nov 2013 at 8:10 am

    Charlie, my prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I know you already know this, but Mrs. Mary is in Heaven now running up and down those streets of gold! What a time that we all will have when we get to Heaven and meet up with all our loved ones! So thankful that God has promised us that this life on earth is not all there is to hope for…..God Bless you and I truly hope that you feel His arms of comfort around you during this time. We love you and are praying for you!

    Jan, Jared, and Garrett Barnes
    Lynda Hall

  5. (Bubba) Joe and Penny Bonner

    Thu 07th Nov 2013 at 11:01 am

    Uncle Charlie, Les, and Jerry Lee. I’m so sorry to hear bout Aunt Cille passing. I’m sitting here thinking that her and Mom are together meeting all the ancestors that they loved to look up and read stories about. I do believe they are having a blast. Now they can get the stories 1st hand. I look forward to the day that I can be with them again. I so want to be there with you right now but there is no way I can get there. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you even though physically I can’t be there. Love you all.

  6. Leslie Long Bennett

    Thu 07th Nov 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Charlie, Les & Jerry,
    I am so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. It’s never easy to lose someone you love from this life but you must remember that you will see her & Alan and all of our other loved ones again. You all helped me so much when my parents passed and I am here for you. Don’t hesitate to call. Love to you all…Leslie Ann

  7. Rilla Cope

    Thu 07th Nov 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Mr. Charlie – my heart aches for you during this time of sorrow. I know how dedicated and caring you were with Mrs. Mary and she truly knew she was loved!!! So grateful this is not the end of the story….you will see her again – in a healthy body!!

    We love you dearly and you mean the world to us!

    Rilla and Bill Cope

  8. Barbara Phillips

    Fri 08th Nov 2013 at 11:40 am

    Charles, Jerry, and Les , so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you during this time.

  9. Staci Cook Smith

    Fri 08th Nov 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Charlie, Les and Jerry . so sorry about Mary.. she was a sweet , sweet lady.. If you need anything please call or get ahold of dad.. love always staci

  10. Shelby Jones Berry

    Fri 08th Nov 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I was so sorry to read of Mary’s passing. We were in school together for a number of years and reacquainted again years later at the JHS reunions. She was a special person and much loved by the messages above. It is so reassuring to know we will meet again.


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