Obituary for Mary Eliza Long


Obituary for Mary Eliza Long


Mary Eliza Long, age 87, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Mary was born in Henderson, Kentucky on May 5, 1931, a daughter of the late Hestoria and Gordie Brown. Mary worked at Green River Valley for over thirty years before retiring. She enjoyed being an active participant in a church where she played many roles and loved working outdoors.

Mary was a faithful servant at Seventh Street Baptist Church in Henderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Long; her sister, Dorothy McFarland; her brother, John Richard Brown; her granddaughter, Mary Chalonda Woodruff; and her grandsons: Jason Woodruff and Chalon Woodruff.

Mary leaves to cherish her life, one son, James Richard Woodruff who resides in their childhood home; beloved grandchildren: Jamie Evonne Woodruff of Olathe KS, Tabrisha Ruby of Tampa FL, James D. Hay of Henderson KY; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, cousins, friends.

Services are Friday, March 15, 2019, at 12:00 noon at 7th Street Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson with same day visitation from 10:00 am until service time at the church. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson. Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at


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