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Opal Jeanine Jenkins Long

December 5, 1928 — January 15, 2023

Mrs. Opal Jeanine Jenkins Long, 94, of Smiths Station, AL passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023, at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 pm EST on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Smiths Station, AL with Rev. Donald Edwards  officiating. A private interment will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm, at the church.

Mrs. Long was born December 5, 1928 in Opelika, AL, daughter of the late Raymond Jenkins and Velma Walters Jenkins.  She spent many years as a military wife traveling to multiple duty locations, while raising a family.  Later in life she taught Kindergarten at Philadelphia Baptist Church, where she retired after 18 years.  Mrs. Long enjoyed sewing, ceramics and was a wonderful cook.  She joined Philadelphia Baptist Church in 1969 and was a faithful member.  Throughout the years, she taught Sunday School for over 25 years and sang in the choir.  Mrs. Long was a person that loved life and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Long; a son, David Long, a daughter, Carla Tucker; three brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Long Mann (Earl) of Smiths Station, AL; two sons, Gary Long (Brenda) of Smiths Station, AL and Michael Long (Chris) of Phenix City, AL; a sister, Barbara Redmond of Phenix City, AL; six grandchildren, Rusty Huguley, Jason Huguley (Tami), Brandy Flowers (Jason), Lindsay Pittman (Hurston), Carolyn Sheley (Jason) and Robbie Long; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Philadelphia Baptist Church, 7087 Lee Road 246, Smiths Station, AL 36877 or Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Philadelphia Baptist Church

553 AL-165, Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

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Service

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Philadelphia Baptist Church

553 AL-165, Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

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Cemetery

Fort Mitchell National Cemetery

553 AL-165, Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

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