Visitation will be at Stringer Funeral Home in Hazlehurst on Thursday, 4-7 PM. On Friday, April 15, burial will be in Gallman Cemetery, Gallman, MS at 9 AM, followed by a Memorial Service of Worship and Praise to God at 11 AM, First Presbyterian Church in Hazlehurst. Rev. Larry Mills and Rev. Bill Whitwer will conduct the services. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
On April 7, 1979, Dr. Jerry Long married Joyce Elizabeth Jenkins of Meridian, at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, where they had first met. They resided in Jackson before moving in 1986 to the family home in Gallman. Their son, William Thomas Long, was born on December 8, 1980.
Dr. Long was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hazlehurst, serving as an Elder. Active in his church as well as a number of professional and community organizations throughout his career, he served terms as president of the UT School of Dentistry Alumni Association and the Copiah Academy Board of Directors. A true sportsman, Dr. Long respected and cherished God’s beautiful world. He was a loving husband, father, family member and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jenkins Long, Gallman; son, William Thomas Long, Gallman; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Bill and June Long, Gallman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Copiah Educational Foundation (c/o Copiah Academy, P. O. Box 125, Gallman, MS 39077), French Camp Academy/Chamberlain-Hunt Academy (French Camp, MS 39745), or The Gideons International.