Mrs. Helen E. Long age 86 a resident of Coosada, Alabama passed away peacefully Monday, April 29, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from East Chapel Methodist Church, 4291 Airport Road Millbrook, Alabama with Rev. Clark Psalmonds, Pastor officiating. Burial to follow at Long Cemetery Coosada Road Coosada, Alabama.
The earthly journey of Helen Eugene Thomas Long came to an end on Monday, April 29, 2019.
Living monument whose life reflected her devotion for God, education and humanity. Her character might be summed up in a few words: earnest, loyal, industrious, self-sacrificing and determined. She was a woman of unlimited energy in her earlier years with a genial personality. She was a champion for the cause of the Kingdom of God, the East Chapel Methodist Church, and the development of goals and morals. Born in Wetumpka, Alabama, she was the second youngest daughter of the late Oscar and Bertha J. Thomas; sister to eighteen brothers and sisters of whom, seven sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Helen accepted Christ at the age of 13, at Liberty Hill BaptistChurch, Wetumpka, Alabama. After relocating to Millbrook, in 1954, she continued to trust God for His guidance and strength and united with East Chapel Church. She was a dedicated member serving as Sunday School Teacher, Secretary, and Superintendent; Choir President; Class Leader; Trustee; Program Chairperson; Missionary President/Teacher; and an Ordained Stewardess.
Helen was educated at Wetumpka Institute Elementary School, Elmore County Training School, and Alabama State Teachers College where she obtained both B. S. and a M.S. in Education.
For thirty-Five and a half years, she was a Certified Teacher to three generations in Lagrange, Wetumpka, Millbrook, and Montgomery. She was a member of National Education Association (Retired) and Alabama Education Association (Retired). She enjoyed her flowers, ceramics, caring for her family, and serving as much as she was able.
The final page of her life's story has been written, the page now turns, a life well lived, a rest well earned.
Cherishing her legacy is her loving and devoted husband of 70 years, Jack Long Jr.; a loving and caring son: Thomas D. Long, who preceded her in death; a loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law: Yolanda "Jackie" and Frederick Brown, Sr.; Two sisters: Evelyn "Lena" Collins; Minnie Kendrick; Four grandsons: Terry (Belinda) Long, Sean (Lacie) Brown, Kyle (Nnijah McEachron) Brown, and Timothy Brown; Seven great-grandsons: Terry "TJ" Long II, Taelon Long, Trenton Long, Jordan Brown, Alac Dixon, Jack Brown, and Brison Brown; One great-granddaughter: Diana Grace Brown; Several nieces including: Minister Donna Spivey, Minister Tonia (Prescott) Garrison, Carla Kendrick, Mary King, Sonya (Anthony) Crenshaw, Annie Jean Wiley, Sylvia Daniel, Annie Noble, Wanda (Wilbert) Leonard, Cynthia Daniel, Kathy Daniel, Oretha (Jerry) Dukes, Charolette (Keith) Carr; Several nephewss including: Gilbert (Te'sha) Long, Jr. Thomas (Renae) Daniel; James (Myrtis) Daniel; Willie Joe (Kattie) Daniel; John P. Daniel; Many great nieces and nephewss. God sisters: Sadie Haywood, Princella James, Frances Cook, Lillie P. Moore, who preceded her in death; Louise Moore, Hattie Cook, Mamie Long, Doris Roberts, and Airy Thomas; God children: Annie Bell (Richard) Long, Helen (James) Mitchell, Earl (Julia) Reeves & Family, Freddy (Cynthia) Dobyne & Family, Minister James (Nealie) Psalmonds, Mary Lovejoy and Family, Doris and Brian Zeigler & Family, Shekeyla and Roy (Classy) Singleton, Darnell Prince & Family,Stephanie (Craig) Crosby & Family, and William Kelvin Lawrence & Family; Brothers and Sisters in - law: Henry (Annie) Long, Josh Long, Thessalonia (Carrie) Kendrick, Mamie Long, Doris Chaney, Diane (Arthur) Upshaw, and Brenda (Adrian) Williams. a host of other relatives and friends, including the entire East Chapel Church Family.
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