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
    Emily Blanton says:
    I just remember that surfer blonde hair as a kid growing up. The toothy grin he always had. He was friendly to everyone. He didn't care what clique if any that you belonged to. He never cared if you had money or not. He never cared if you had on something bought from Berts/Surf City/Kmart he was still nice to you.

  • August 29, 2017
    Debora Cottle says:
    The smile when seeing an old friend was warm to my heart. I know that smile will be past to your child. The love you had for your whole family will live on. Enjoy the enteral peace in the arms of Jesus until we all meet again. Prayers for the family escpeacially Mother Nancy, sisters (sweet Kelly) and the beautiful deaughters. Gods love for each of you will be around when you feel no one else is. Be still and listen.

  • August 26, 2017
    Jerry Garrett lit a candle:
    Lit since August 26, 2017 at 8:43:06 PM

  • August 28, 2017
    Tracy Kuney says:
    My love goes out to your whole family and just know he is in a better place and is now a Happy Man! Love you

  • August 28, 2017
    Mandi Ward lit a candle:
    Lit since August 28, 2017 at 8:09:39 PM