Addie Virginia Long

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“Addie Virginia Long” affectionately known as “Virginia” or “Red” was born Monday, December 18, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio. On Monday, February 12, 2024 at 8:32am “Addie” passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her bedside at the tender age of 79.

“Addie” received her academic education by way of Columbus Public Schools. She was a diligent employee of the Christopher Inn and worked multiple jobs until her retirement from Country Inn & Suites.

“Addie” loved her family and friends fiercely and passionately. Her favorite pastimes were playing bingo, listening to R-Kelly, making clothes for her kids, cooking scrumptious meals (she was a wonderful cook…no one could and can beat her sweet potato pie!), and spending joyful times with her family and friends.

“Addie” is preceded in death by her mother, Jennie Mae Long; son, Chris Long; daughters, Denise Long and Monique Myles; grandchildren, Marcus, Nika, India Long, Lewis Harris and great-granddaughter Brooklyn Long.

“Addie” is survived by daughters, Pebbles Long, Mericle Long, and Jennie Long, Margaret Harris, Arnise “Cookie” Wilson-Stowell, Cynthia (Callender) Dungey, Regina, Bettye, Gwen, Le’Vernon and Sue Ann Myles; sons, Ty and Ray Myles; granddaughter/daughter, Christy Long and many bonus kids and grandkids; in laws, Torrie Long and Kristie Wilson-Long. “Addie’s” legacy will continue with (18) grandchildren, (63) great grandchildren (4) great-great grandchildren & (3) new additions on the way). Special friends, Marlene Wilson, Judy Hensley, Linda Galloway, Liz Drafton, Art Ivery, Pauline Barnes, Frank Barnett, Katherine Summerall and Allie Summerall.

Visitation 12:30 PM and Funeral Service 1:30 PM Friday, February 23, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Mericle and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May God comfort you in the coming days.

  2. Dear Mericle and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Sending strength and prayers as you move forward with special memories of your mother.

    Take care,

  3. My Deepest condolences to the Long family, may the Queen rest peacefully. Sending my thoughts and prayersLove to the family❤️

  4. Sheila Michelle Davis-Collins

    To the Long Family,
    Mericle, mere words could never express how deeply sorry I am for you’re loss. I truly felt as if I knew you’re mother through you, the many pictures you have shared with me of her truly living life and living it abundantly! You were so steadfast with the care you had given her during her life..I know, her legacy will continue through and the rest of you’re family! Sleep on Mother Long sleep on in peace. May God continue to strengthen you Mericle and you’re family. Love, always Sheila and Bryan, Christian and James.

  5. Lolita and Phillip Thomas

    Resilience, Beauty, Strength, and deep Love Ms. (Addie Virginia Long) leaves a rich legacy to those left in this life. GODs Love and Peace keep you during this time and always. Love to her daughters sons grands and those arriving in the future.

  6. My Condolences to Mericle & The Long Family May GOD Continue To watch over y’all

  7. Kimberly Majors Hargrave

    Pebbles Miracle and Jenny. My deepest condolences to you and your family during a time of your bereavement. May God bless you he will give you strength and see you through this. I love you all and you’re in my prayers.

  8. My condolences to the family

  9. I’m so sorry for the Loss of your Beautiful Mother she will never be forgotten I’m Praying that God Strengthen you and hold you all in his Loving arms I Love you all

  10. Condolence to the long family,may you find peace by and by.Joy during your sorrow..

  11. I know today will be hard but please know that she is in a better place and will be with you all in spirit every day

  12. Pastor Marvin & Gwen Newman

    To my dear Sister Mericle it is with great sadness to hear that your loving mother has passed away. Know that our prayers are always with you. In times like this know that God knows your sorrow Jesus gave you a promise when he said He would never leave you. We pray that the Spirit of comfort be with you always.

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