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 30, 2017
    Lindsey Owings says:
    I can think back all of us sitting on the picnic tables outside the lunch room at Laney, you with your big personality, or everybody metting up at the beach being teenagers in the sun and later hanging out at the pier. I also remember me and my friend Jessica sneaking my window and you sneaking out and came and picked us up and of course we all got caught but it made a fun memory. And as I sit here typing this I stop and stare off thinking about all those good times and how the world has lost an awesome person who always made whoever was around you smile and laugh and how there was never a dull moment when Ronnie was around. I know now that you are at peace and the darkness that was inside you is now filled with light., and there are angels laughing because they've got you up there being you. I love you my friend and will see you when I get there. R.I.P

  • August 29, 2017
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  • August 29, 2017
    Sandra cayton says:
    I can't imagine the heartbreak to arrive at this day. I am so sorry for all you are going through We love yall and pray for you.

  • August 29, 2017
    Beth Carroll Smith lit a candle:
    Lit since August 29, 2017 at 8:58:24 PM

  • August 29, 2017
    Samantha Wood says:
    YOUR TIME WAS TO SHORT ON THIS EARTH DEAR FRIEND. YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. REST NOW MY FRIEND. MAY YOUR SOUL BE PEACE.