Lavelle White Long

August 28, 1925 - April 3, 2010
Lavelle White Long


Lavelle White Long 84, of Kure Beach died Saturday April 3, 2010 at her home.

Lavelle was born in the Midway Community of Davidson County August 28, 1925 to the late Luther James and Julia Davis White. She retired after 43 years at Brown Rogers Dixon Company.

She married her high school sweetheart Joe Long in 1947 and together they had a wonderful 55 years together until his death in 2002. They built their dream home in Kure Beach where they retired in 1986. Lavelle was a member of Midway United Methodist Church and after retirement to Kure Beach she became an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister Virginia Mahaffey and niece Cindy Guy of Midway and a nephew Dr. Ed Mahaffey and his wife Dr. Mary Mahaffey of Watkinsville, GA.

A Memorial service will be conducted 10 A.M Wednesday April 7, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service. Reverend Steve Hall will conduct the service. Her cremains will be inurned at the Parklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Winston-Salem.

The family suggest memorials be made in Lavelle’s honor to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 300 N. 3rd Street Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

Please share memories and condolences to the family at www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • April 05, 2010
    Lynn Dixson says:
    To the family of a lovely lady!! I was so very sorry to read that Lavelle has passed away! I remember Lavelle with great fondness and will never forget her goodness, her professionalism and her genuine,great personality as she worked with my late husband, Buddy Dixson Jr. and his entire family. What a true blessing she was to everyone fortunate to have known Lavelle! Please accept my condolences at this very sad time! Warm regards, Lynn Dixson

  • April 05, 2010
    Pam McNeel says:
    To Lavelle's family, We were truly shocked and saddened to learn of Lavelle's passing. She was a sweet, loving friend whom we met at church, and we will miss her. With deep sympathy, Pam and Tom McNeel

  • April 03, 2010
    Doug Bevell says:
    Lavelle, Thank you and Joe for the many years of great friendship. You will be missed by all your family and friends. Love You Doug

  • April 03, 2010
    Brenda Cahill says:
    What a glorious day this must be with Joe and Lavelle together again.

  • April 03, 2010
    Jan & Gus Lichtner says:
    Today was a very sad day for us. Lavelle is a very treasured friend and with her passing there will be a empty place in our hearts. She is the kindest and most loyal person we are honored to have the priveledge of knowing for may years. She will be terribly missed but never forgotten.