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Cathy Denise Long

Cathy Denise Long, 58, went home to with the Lord, on September 15, 2021, at her home in Eden.

There are no formal funeral arrangements at this time. A private memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Cathy was born on March 7, 1963, to the late Frank Smithey Jr. and Lois Smithey in Rockingham County. She was a kind, giving, loving person who had a good heart and cared for people. Cathy will be remembered for her outgoing, friendly personality and her ability to make friends with anyone she met. Cathy loved animals, music, art and was well known for writing beautiful poetry that she gave to family and friends. She loved her family and the Lord more than anything and will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Long; stepfather, Jasper Roy Minor; sisters, Patricia Davis and Lisa Smithey.

She is survived by her son, Jules Long; daughter, Trisitian Long; brother, Frankie Smithey; niece, Tabitha Smithey; nephews, Eric Davis and Kirk Smithey; in addition to numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family.

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You were the light of my life and the best Mom I ever could have I miss you dearly and wish you were still with me I love you so much!

Jules Long Oct 4 2021 8:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy Long

Dollar General Employees Draper Sep 22 2021 4:39 PM

I'm saddened to hear of Cathy's passing. We went to elementary School together and became good friends. I had seen her over time as we got older and she was still the sweet Cathy I knew. Prayers for her family during this difficult time.

Tracey Sep 19 2021 8:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy Long

Teresa Brown Sep 19 2021 3:34 PM

You touched and inspired my heart and life threw out my life I will continue to remember the good times we had and will miss you dearly. Love always.

Tabitha Smithey Sep 19 2021 2:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy Long

Tabitha Smithey Sep 19 2021 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy Long

Jane Shoemaker Sep 19 2021 1:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy Long

Will Smithey Sep 19 2021 9:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy Long

Michelle Sep 18 2021 5:54 PM

I will definitely miss Cathy. She was a wonderful neighbor during the short time I've known her. May God strengthen and bless the family during this difficult time.

Paula Hampton Sep 18 2021 1:05 PM

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