On Monday evening, August 5th, Jamie Eugene Long was reunited in heaven with his loving wife Margaret, in time for their 54th wedding anniversary, he was 74. Jamie was at peace when he passed, with his loving children by his side at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on October 31, 1938 in Halifax, North Carolina to Eugene Nichols and Bessie Seretha (Martin) Long. Jamie honorably served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman, and prior to his discharge he married Margaret Mary Cuffe in Alexandria, Virginia on August 8, 1959.
Until Jamie’s recent illness, he owned and operated Long and Associates in Montpelier; a job that he especially enjoyed being a part of prior to his wife’s death on August 28, 2011. From 1973-2000 Jamie was a supervisor at Martin Sprocket and Gear in Montpelier.
Jamie was a member and Lay Minister for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Montpelier Moose Lodge.
He is survived by seven children, Denise (Mike) Allman, James (Shelly) Long, Lori Ann Long, Connie Long, Brenda Long, Tammy (Bob) Duchene, Mary Frances (Bill) Clark, all of Montpelier; a special nephew William (Lynn) Patrick of Montpelier; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; one brother Charlie (Bernie Mae) Long of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one sister Glenora Virginia Powers of Gaston, NC; two sister-in-laws Gerry Long of Wilson, NC and Katie Long of Halifax, NC; and one brother-in-law Ronald Walls of Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Jamie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, two brothers Johnny Ray and Richard Golden Long, a sister Hallie Maggie Walls, and brother-in-law L.H. Powers.
Visitation hours for Jamie will be on Thursday, August 8th from 1-7:30 pm at the Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier. A scripture service will follow at 7:30 pm. Mass will be on Friday at 1:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier, with Father Fred Duschl to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier, with Military graveside rites by the Montpelier Veterans. Donations in memory of Jamie may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.