Obituary of Minnie Long
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Minnie Long passed away on the morning of April 8th 2023 in the place she loved the most, her home. Minnie Isabell Williams was born on February 26th, 1925 to James H. Williams and Almira Williams in Weldon, North Carolina. Minnie was one of 13 siblings, whom she loved dearly. She shared stories of growing up in Weldon and she was even able to visit her childhood home one last time in 2015. And although the house was a shell of itself, she still remembered the property and the town fondly, granting a detailed tour of what it once was. She was proud of her roots and her family upbringing. Minnie met her husband and the father of her children Eula B Long in her hometown of Weldon and they proceeded to move to Yonkers, NY to further grow their family. They had 4 children Princeton, Alfred, Rodney and Diane. Minnie was always a hard worker and dedicated her life to helping others. She worked at San Souci nursing home in Yonkers for many years as a nursing assistant, where she would bring her grandchildren at times to visit. Her compassion for others was noted then, the patients would light up when they saw her. Minnie was always willing to provide a helping hand to family and friends, she would grocery shop for some of her elderly neighbors, watch children and even walk dogs without ever wanting anything in return, (except maybe some Jamaican rum.) Minnie's door was also always open, her children and grandchildren always knew that they had a place to stay as long as she was around, she never turned anyone away. She may not have said it often but you just knew she loved her circle. Minnie had a zest for life. She loved God and her church Community Baptist her politics (Bill Clinton and the Obama's)her golf "Tiger" her baseball team the NY Mets and her shows Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Crossfire and in the later years The Fresh Prince and Martin. She enjoyed card games with her grandchildren and literally walked everywhere and we mean everywhere. Most people in her neighborhood knew her face, she was definitely a staple in her community. There really wasn't a time that you wouldn't look up at the building at 100 Riverdale and not see her staring out the window back at you. Minnie loved her home, and one of her greatest flexes was that she was able to stay in her home, she loved to say "this is my house and I pay the rent here". Minnie leaves behind family and friends who will all love and miss her immensely. Her daughter Diane L. Long, sonin-law James Crump, daughter-in-law Jennifer Long, grandchildren Anthony, Gregory, Felicia, Bonita, Semirra, Kelly, Rashad, James, Briana, Nia, Jada, Sam and Andrew her bonus grandchildren Megan, Hayle, Ariana and a bunch of great grandchildren. Her sisters Jessie and Ruth a host of nieces and nephews whom she all loved dearly. Minnie was predeceased by her parents, siblings Willie Ben, Myrtle, Iola, Oscar "Flunk", Mary Alice, George, James, Irene and her three beloved sons Princeton, Alfred and Rodney. Make no mistake this is a profound loss for her loved ones, but we are comforted to know that she is in the arms of the Lord, with her family and friends who were all waiting for her to join them