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Saturday, 26 September 2020 13:01

Darnell Whitby Long

Darnell Whitby Long, age 96, of South Brunswick, VA, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and “Grandma.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Jenner and Ida Clary Whitby, husband, Edward G. Long, Sr., two sisters, Doma Allison and Annie Clary. She is survived by a son, Edward G. Long, Jr. and wife, Kelly, of Grandy, NC, a granddaughter, Lyndsey Ball (John) of Lafayette, LA, and a grandson, Andrew Long (Katie) of Danville, VA, two nephews, two nieces, and a devoted friend and caregiver, Linda Singleton. Mrs. Long retired from a teaching career in 1984, after 36 years at Brunswick Senior High School. She was an active member of Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church at 3717 Triplet Road, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Sue Owens Wednesday, 21 October 2020 01:28 posted by Sue Owens

    Darnell is my moms niece and I always enjoyed visiting in her home for many years when my mom was living . She always offered hospitality and I ate around her dining room table from time to time . She lived a long life and so sorry I did not get to visit her in those later years . I used to enjoy playing at her house as a little girl .

  • Comment Link Crystal Morris (daughter of Lillie Clary) Tuesday, 29 September 2020 07:50 posted by Crystal Morris (daughter of Lillie Clary)

    I loved visiting with Darnell when I was younger! I know her and my Grandma are catching up! Our prayers go out to the family, and may you have peace and comfort knowing she's in the arms of Jesus.

  • Comment Link Crateton@aol.com Monday, 28 September 2020 15:06 posted by Crateton@aol.com

    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Mrs. Darnell Long. I was very fortunate to have Mrs. Long teach me in the 5th grade at Lawrenceville Elementary.The most unique thing about this class was its location. The class was located under the cafeteria and our means of heat came from a large pot belly stove located in the class. A great time that will never be forgotten with Mrs. Long and she will always remain in my heart.

  • Comment Link Kitty Laffoon Conley Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:49 posted by Kitty Laffoon Conley

    Deepest condolences on your loss. Mrs. Long taught me at Brunswick and was a favorite teacher for many of us.

  • Comment Link Peggy Lee Saturday, 26 September 2020 18:01 posted by Peggy Lee

    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom and grandma. I will always remember Mrs. Long as a beloved teacher at BSHS who genuinely loved all of her students and wanted them to do their very best. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Comment Link Kay Clary Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:44 posted by Kay Clary

    Mrs Long was a jewel of a teacher and a wonderful person. I was lucky enough to have her for Junior and Senior English. She was one of my favorites. May the family know the comfort and peace that only our Lord can give at this time.

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