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 27, 2017
    Lisa Frangione Peter says:
    My heart and sympathy is with you Nancy during this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. Love, Lisa

  • August 26, 2017
    Jennifer Mullins (JuneBug) says:
    I will never forget how much you thought of my boys... you built the gate on the front porch to help keep Jaxon in, You were the first person to show Justice how to hold and throw a baseball and how to swing a bat! You bought him his first glove! You told me over and over if I ever needed anything to tell you bc you would handle it....I NEVER doubted you, not 1 time! I'm so grateful we were a big part of your life this past year and you and Veronica a big part of ours bc I have so many memories I can look back on and smile and laugh..... thank you, thank you for being my friend, thank you for being good to my boys. Even when I got aggravated with them, you didnt! Thank you for letting me see just how big that heart of yours is ... I love you Ronnie, I already miss you and I promise, on our birthday Feb. 12 every year I will celebrate you and the time God gave us with you!

  • August 26, 2017
    Carrie Cohen lit a candle:
    Lit since August 26, 2017 at 8:40:55 PM