Ronald Edwin Long

February 12, 1976 - August 23, 2017
Ronald Edwin Long

Ronald Edwin Long (Lil’ Ronnie) was born February 12, 1976, the firstborn son of Ronald E. and Nancy H. Long.  Lil’ Ronnie passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald “Justice” Long.  Left to cherish his memory, in addition to his parents, are his two daughters, Chelsea Nicole and Lisa Veronica Long; along with one brother Michael Long and three sisters: Kim Beck, Kelly Hammond and Shannon Reaves.

Ronnie was a Hometown Boy, a legend of sorts in Wilmington, NC.  He was a hard worker. There wasn’t a door he wouldn’t knock on or a street he wouldn’t travel to find a job.  Ronnie had a heart for others and was a loyal friend.  He always had your back with no questions asked – he would be there!  He lived “Life Full Throttle” since the day he was born.  An intense, emotionally driven guy that just didn’t talk about it, he did it! His greatest contribution to this world are his precious daughters,
Chelsea and Veronica. His greatest desire is that they know how much he really loved them and may they find peace that seemed so elusive to him.

“A Soul that struggles under Addiction is tortured enough, so if at all possible see them as a struggling soul. Try not to criminalize or dehumanize them, because they do a fine job of that all by themselves. But, don’t let them use you or Take your Sanity down with them. Find The Balance”.  (Author Unknown)

True Love Never Dies & We Love you Forever & Ever!

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.  A service will follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403   910.791.9099


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  • August 29, 2017
    Sherry Davis says:
    I am so sorry for your loss Nancy. So true he lived life full throttle. Prayers for you and all of your family. Love you.

  • September 09, 2017
    Whitney H. says:
    I've known Ronnie Long since around 1991 I think. We all grew up in the ogden area. He was the nicest, funniest guy. So handsome with that blonde hair. Addiction is such a terrible disease. It consumes us most times. I know he is at peace now and his heart is light and his mind is set free.

  • September 01, 2017
    RB says:
    With warmest condolences at the loss of your dear love one. May the family be surrounded by an outpouring of God's love. Gaining comfort and peace from the Hope God avails to all by means of his son, Jesus Christ. Because, of this gift from God it will be possible for families to welcome love ones back to a paradise earth. Meaningful, satisfying, no more sickness or suffering of any kind. A happy, unending life with family and friends. John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Isaiah 25:8, Psalm 37:11, 29 To learn more about the Resurrection and this promise future Hope please, look under Bible Teachings on JW.ORG

  • August 31, 2017
    Lester and Kimberly Ikner says:
    Our hearts, love and prayers are with all the family. RIP Lil' Ronnie.

  • August 30, 2017
    Laura Grantham - Larry & Sandy Parker's daughter says:
    Thoughts and prayers for all the family.