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Evelyn Jo (Herzog) Long

July 31, 1946 ~ May 14, 2021 (age 74)


All my hope is in Jesus, thank God all the bad days are gone…

As she placed her weakened eyes upon us, she said, “I am ready to go home.”

Her love was deep, unconditional, unselfish and always putting others first.

She loved her family more than words could express. Her family was the foremost priority within her heart.

Affectionately known to all as “Nona”

She loved Jesus wholeheartedly.  She cherished the mornings with him as she gazed upon what God had created: the beautiful flowers, trees, and birds within her yard. It never failed to put a smile on her precious face.  She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds, playing in the dirt and rearranging the beds.  The gratification at the end of the day was her beautiful yard.  To some, it was an obstacle course, but in her eyes, it was sheer beauty.  She was the most beautiful and loving person that God gave us.

Never take for granted the love we have for each other.

She was the most beautiful and loving person God gave me for fifty-six years. Her precious love and memories will continuously be with me for the rest of my life.  I thank God for her love for me.  In times of trouble, she would never fail to say, “this too, shall pass…”                                                           ~Harold Grady Long

Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Joseph and Ruthie Ellen Herzog.

Survived by her beloved spouse, Harold Grady Long, of Jefferson, Texas; her daughter, Duana Long Couch and her husband, Michael Ray Couch of Woodlawn, Texas; granddaughter, Morgan Blair Johnson and her husband, Curt Johnson of Longview, Texas; daughter, Jenny Lee Long Blackburn of Marshall, Texas; granddaughter, Madisen McKenzy Reyno and her husband, Reily Chase Reyno of Jefferson, Texas; grandsons, Jorden Tanner Blackburn and Zachary Tyler Blackburn, both of Marshall, Texas; brothers, Gene Allen Sorrells and his wife Jacky Sorrells of Athens, Texas, and Don Dale Sorrells and his wife, Ruth Sorrells of Seagoville, Texas; three great-granddaughters; one great-grandson, as well as nieces and nephews and other special family members.

Service held by: Brother Morris Brock

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May 22, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Family Home
4367 Blackjack Road
Woodlawn, TX 75694

Private Service

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