Jeanne Cook Long, 86, of Winnabow died Friday, July 5, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Long was born in Decatur, Georgia on March 7, 1933, daughter of the late Jefferson Farris Cook and Ruby Hestley Cook.

She was a faithful, devoted longtime member of Town Creek Baptist Church where she served in numerous capacities. One of her many duties with the church included saying the annual Graduating Senior Address. She was also instrumental in the start of Teen Time, a Youth Ministry at Town Creek Baptist Church.

She was a proud member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary, and was very active in the Winnabow community. She proudly served alongside her husband Ben in the ownership of Buy-Rite Discount Store, formally located on Front Street in Wilmington, and she owned and operated Winnabow Florist for many years where she found real joy in serving others with the sending and receiving of beautiful flowers. She was also a member of The Glad Tidings Quartet for 16 years, sharing the love of Gospel music.

She was preceded in the death by her beloved husband, Ben H. Long.

Mrs. Long is survived by three children, Richard C. Long and wife Donna of Winnabow, Sharon L. Elwood and husband Steve of Boiling Spring Lakes, and Melanie D. Long and Ricardo of Winnabow; seven grandchildren, Tricia Coleman, Traci Wood, Terri Grainger, Danny Sellers, Leslie Elwood, Brandon Scott Long, and Brittney Long; and 10 great-grandchildren, Zach Coleman, Emma Coleman, Alec Wood, Eva Grainger, Dalton Sellers, Gracie Sellers, Cayden Sellers, Nadia Elwood, Eden Long, and Elliana Long.

A Home Going Celebration will be held Tuesday, July 9, at five o’clock in the evening at Town Creek Baptist Church, 832 Green Hill Road NE, Leland, with her grandson Pastor Brandon Scott Long and Reverend V.C. Potter officiating.

The family will receive friends from six until eight o’clock in the evening on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Town Creek Baptist Church.

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