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Virgie Lene Long


Sunrise: July 30, 1927

Sunset: November 4, 2019

Virgie Lene Long, 92, received her wings on November 4, 2019. She was born on July 30, 1927 to the late Clarence and Edith Askew. She married the late Melvin L. Long, Sr. and was a dedicated mother and wife. Virgie was also the Mother of her church Holy Jerusalem Church of C.O.G.I.C. which she joined almost 60 years ago. Virgie is survived by three daughters, Clara Williams (James) of Chesapeake, VA, Lucille Long and Edith Long of Norfolk, VA ; two sons, Melvin L. Long (Loretta) of Windsor, NC and Robert Askew of Richmond, VA and a host of relatives and friends.

Viewing Monday, November 11, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Lionel Flowers says

    Condolences to all the family of Virgie Lene Long. My heart goes out to you all and I’ll be praying for strength during your time of need.

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      Lakita Washington says

      Thank you so much. We really appreciate it.

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      Lucille Lonf says

      I really can’t put into words how much my mother meant to my family, the head of our family I see her in each and everyone of us. If you knew her she touch you as well, thank everyone for you thought, condolences, prayers and gifts of love. Also we would like to thank the Metropolitan staff for being awesome and catering to all our needs Thank again

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    Ashley S. says

    Condolences to the friends and family of Virgie Lene Long. my heart goes out to all of you. I pray that these next couple days give you strength in your time of need.

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      Jean smith says

      Thank everyone for your condolences…we are very appreciative.may our Heavenly Father bless you.

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    Evelena Carter says

    May God’s love and peace be with you during this time of loss. Keep your sweet memories of Ms Long and she will forever live in your hearts.

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      Katressa Long says

      With an heavy heart but GREATFUL spirit for having this Beautiful woman in my life for over 92 years/My Beloved Grandmother I give all Praise and Thanks To The Most High YAHUAH for so many years of love from this wonderful Soul/ Gone But Never Forgotten 💞🌹💞

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    The Nichols Family says

    My condolences to the Long Family. You can take your place in God’s kingdom. Job well done thou faithful servant. Take one day at a time. You are in our prayers. One of Lambert’s Point Queen 4/ Life.

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    Sheila Ingram-Beale says

    My condolences to the family. Aunt Virgie was a blessing to meet and be around. Loved hearing her play the piano. I pray your strength during this time.

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    Tony Beale says

    Love to my great Aunt, Virgie Long I miss you from Tony Beale and family

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    TAMARA ARMS says

    It’s with deep sorrow in my heart to have heard that Miss Virgie passed away. She was one of the funniest woman that I met when I started working for the PACE Program 10 years ago. She was always telling me funny stories and showing nothing but genuine love. I’m from California so we talked about my home and why I ended up in Virginia. She loved when my two grandsons would come to visit and think they were girls (long hair) lol. But I love to hear her stories of not being “dead” that she’s still a woman. It was hilarious. But mostly I will remember her for just being loud with that laugh. I would hear that sound when I was at the front desk and say “Miss Virgie is in the building”. I would make my way to the Dayroom and give her kisses. She will be sorely missed by the PACE family. My prayers to you all and thank you for showing me love when you would come to visit her at PACE. I just moved back to California in August, so that’s why I couldn’t attend her services. If I may ask one favor of you, can you give a program to PACE so they can mail it to me, thank you so much.
    May God continue to give you the best and loving memories of Miss Virgie. Love you to life.
    Tamara Arms (former Secretary of PACE)

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