Tonique Marie Long


Tonique Marie Long was born on January 12, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio to Mericle Long and Fred Miles Sr. She was employed as a Dietary Lead at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Tonique was a 2001 graduate of Mifflin High School, and graduated with her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting from the Ohio Institute of Health Careers. Tonique was affectionately known as “Nika”. Nika was a wonderful mother of six children. She loved to cook and shop. Everyone who knew her loved her cooking. Her brothers Fee and James were her best friends. Most of all, her children meant everything to her. They were inseparable. Whenever you saw Nika, you saw her children with her.

God blessed Nika with a wonderful daughter named Brooklyn Kyra Marie on June 10, 2003. Brooklyn would light up the room with her perfect gummy smile. Brooklyn went home with the Lord on June 24, 2004. Nika overcame so many challenges that she was faced with in life. Nika gave birth to her last child, Emerie Destiny, on December 16, 2014. Nika stated she would never have children again and was blessed to have four children. God saw fit for her to have one last child who would be her miracle child. On September 13, 2019 coming into the world three months premature, was her baby boy, Quran Armise. In January 2020 Nika was diagnosed with an aggressive Colon Cancer. Early morning of Thursday February 13, 2020, Nika went home with the Lord.

Tonique is preceded in death by her daughter, Brooklyn K. Long; great grandparents, Jennie Long, Ida and Haywood Stewart; grandparents, Ida Jones and Raynol Jackson; father who raised her, Felix Stewart Sr.; uncles, Chris Long and Jack Stewart; aunts, Denise Long and Margrett Steward; and cousins, Marcus and India Long and Curtis Duff.

She leaves to cherish her memory, five amazing children: Jaazain, Davion, London, and Emerie Hollis (father Dedrick Hollis), Nika’s miracle, Quran Long-Spivey (father Quinton Spivey); mother, Mericle Long; fathers, James (Sue) Barnes and Fred Miles; siblings, Felix (Tanya) Stewart Jr., James Barnes III, Cierra Stewart, Lamar Howell, Yvonne Baynes, Nancy and Jacklyn Vassey, and Fred Miles Jr.; grandparents, Addie Long, Pauline Barnes, and Frank (Lolita) Barnett; aunts, Margaret Harris, Pebbles, Jennie and Tonrie Long, Cindy Dungy, Tilynn Price, Lisa Franklin, Rochelle Ross, Deidre Moon, Schquita (Tim) Calhoun, Tempie (Robert) Davis, Angie and Carla Jackson, JoAnn and Margaret Miles, Ruthann (Romel) Griggs, Tonya Barnes, Laura Mason and Brittany Scott; uncles, Sam (Zuelma) Caldwell, Craig Johnson, Steve, Roger, Mikel, Raynol, Brian and Kevin Jackson, Micah Scott and William Barnes; significant other, Quinton Spivey; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, family, friends, and special family friends: Mane, Kristin, Deonna, Ed, Weada, Monica, Anthony, Ms. Gloria, and many more.

Visitation 10AM and Funeral Service 11AM Friday, February 21, 2020 at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Road.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Fly high angel, god gave you your wings. Keep an eye on your love ones and I’ll keep them in my prayers. I love you!!

  2. Praying for my sister Mericle Long and family. We will continue to pray daily. My heart is with you all as well my love.

  3. Arnise Cookie Palmore and Vonzell Johnson and family

    Fly High my beautiful niece Tonique Marie Long “Nika” We all will forever love and miss you as you go up to heaven to take your rest, but, we all know God will always love and protect you best! Love your Aunt Arnise Palmore “Aunt Cookie” your Uncle Vonzell Johnson and the entire Wilson and Johnson family.

  4. To the Long family my prayers are with you and all the family Love Mary Wright

  5. Rest In Peace you will be missed

  6. So sorry for the loss to the whole family mericle james and fee and JJ Dave Emory London and Quran and everybody that loved her.

  7. Rest In Peace. Always a sweetheart whenever I would see you. Blessings to your children and family.

  8. Ms Shirley Foster

    May the God of comfort,love,joy and peace continue to bless you all as his angels watch over you and the rest of the family in the coming days…just remember that God makes no mistakes she heard his call and answered and now she sits alongside the Master! My condolences. I love ❤️ you all

  9. I love you nika you will forever be in my heart such a beautiful soul and a great mom you will be deeply missed and loved by all you left behind shine your amazing light down on us allYour Aunt Tonrie Long

  10. NaTasha Williamson

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all, Many hugs “My Long” family.. Love Y’all.

  11. To the family you are in my prayers, Fly high Nika! Tell my sister hello, Brittany I Love You stay strong baby

  12. Gabbie poindexter

    It’s crazy how time gets away (Tonique) I wish we would have kept in touch. My heart is so heavy right now!! I have so many memories of me and you!! I always considered you a friend no matter what. may God bless you!! Rest in heaven may God be there for your family sending My condolences!!!!

  13. Sending prayers for Strength and Peace of Mind

  14. We were saddened to learn about your family loss. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. Thinking of you all.

  15. Mericle a.k.a. Miracle, though this is so very hard to comprehend God is in control even until the end. My continued prayers to you and your beautiful family. Take it one day at a time and God has promised to carry you through. I pray for you, your sons, grandbabies and family. I pray continued strength in the days to come. I pray the Lord visit you, minister and wrap his arms around you and I know and trust he will do what he promised to do and that is to keep you in perfect Peace through hard trails, tribulation always remember Sis GOD IS FAITHFUL and He LOVES YOU THROUGH & THROUGH.

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