Evelyn N. Long, 89, of Silverstreet S.C. and Columbia S.C. passed away on Thursday August 6th at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Silverstreet, S.C. she was the daughter of Richard Clark Neel and Lucille Fellers Neel. She graduated with a business degree from Newberry College. Mrs. Long believed in service to others. She volunteered for many years with Palmetto Health Hospice of the former Richland Memorial Hospital often serving in the children’s cancer unit.  She was a volunteer in the library and gift shop of the Lowman Home and visited patients at the Rice Home for many years.  She enjoyed attending Living Springs Lutheran Church in Columbia, South Carolina where she was a member. Previously while a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church, she served in a leadership capacity with the S.C. Women of the ELCA.

Surviving are three children, James Neel Long (Michele) of Lake Mary, Florida, daughter Anne Long and son Russell Clark Long both of Columbia, S.C, grandchildren, Rhett Long (Pam) of Lake City, S.C., Heidi Long Boulware (Andy) of Okatie, S.C., Amber Newby (Kevin) of Batesburg, S.C., and six great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Long.

Mrs. Long lived a full and happy life. She had a special relationship with “her God”.  She loved nature.  She adored her children dearly and, God willing, never missed a single event that they were involved in. She leaves with her family strong Christian values and many happy memories. Evelyn was truly an everyday disciple of God. She believed in sharing love for one another, and had a very special talent of uplifting anyone she met.

A memorial Service will be held at Living Springs Lutheran Church in Columbia S.C. on Tuesday, August 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held at Living Springs Lutheran Church Fellowship Room following the service.

Graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 11th at 3:00 p.m.  by Rev. Eric Fink of Living Springs Lutheran Church and will be located at Rosemont Cemetery, College Street, in Newberry, S.C.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Dr. David Isbell of Columbia Heart, Dr. Kaoru Pridgen of Colonial Family Practice and the staff of Regency Hospice for the quality care given to her.

Memorials may be sent to Living Springs Lutheran Church at 4224 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

A note of remembrance may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.


#19 Trudy & Gordon Brown 2015-08-11 16:59
Neel, Anne, and Russell,
We are sending you our love and sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Trudy and Gordon
#18 LuEllen N. Robertson 2015-08-11 08:48
Aunt Ebby was like another Mother to me. She was always so helpful to our entire family. She was a beautiful lady in both heart and sole. She always had a smile on her face when I saw her.
She was very involved in all church activities as we were growing up in Silverstreet. She made our lives very special. We will miss her so much. Much love, Doug and LuEllen
#17 Ronald E Bowers 2015-08-10 23:07
Neel, Anne and Russell
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. When my mom passed on 4/30/15 she sent me a beautiful note. I was planning to come see her. Now that she is with her Lord that will be delayed! I appreciated her leadership so much in Luther League when I was growing up. Hold your heads high and may God bless you.
#16 Fenissa Rice-Jeter 2015-08-10 19:34
Coach Long,
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your mother! A mother's love is precious and unique; incomparable! I know she will be truly missed. Just know that all of the values she passed on to you will live on. You carry her in your spirit. I wish I could be there to offer you a hug or a shoulder to cry on, but the school year began for me today, and I cannot get off. I want you to know I love you and admire you so much. Thank you for nurturing all of us girls in Union back in the 80s. Your tutelage produced some awesome professionals. Much love and blessings to you and your family during your time of bereavement. Remember, you all loved her, but God loved her most. Née-Née Union High School Lady Jackets 1987-1989
#15 Harriet B. Stevenson 2015-08-10 16:40
Neel, Anne and Russell, I was saddened to hear about Mrs. Evelyn's passing. I'm sorry to say that I know just how you feel as we lost Mother just two weeks ago. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Evelyn being our girl scout leader. I believe she was like my mother, a true servant of God. May you find strength and comfort from the Lord in the days ahead. I will be thinking of your family. Harriet Burgess Stevenson
#14 John & Susie Epting 2015-08-10 13:46
So sorry to learn of the loss of Ms. Evelyn. She was such a sweet lady with a heart of gold. We never saw her without that beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#13 Charlotte S. Berry 2015-08-10 11:49
Neel, Anne and Russel: I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember her well from many years ago. I will keep you in my prayers during your time of loss. I did not know she was a volunteer at one time for Palmetto Health Hospice as I am the nurse manager for the Palmetto Health Hospice office in Newberry. Please know that I am thinking of you all.
#12 Sylvia Golston 2015-08-10 09:49
Anne and family my prays go out to you and family, your mother a sweet lady the time Ion the Beaufort high that day she talk above the whole time . Thought this difficult time god still cares
#11 Sylvia Golston 2015-08-10 09:43
Mr&mrs sylvia Golston and girls ,through this difficult time your mother was a godly woman and god knows best for his kingdom .god will strength you and will help you further down the road,god will keep you and your family in his care . God keep you.
#10 Jerry and Janice Hav 2015-08-09 19:14
Neel, Ann and Russell, in all of us growing up together I loved both your father and mother as well as all of you. Your mother was very fine Lady. Janice and I both thought a lot of her. All of you will be in our prayers,
#9 Sarah Neel Clough 2015-08-08 21:02
Spending time with my favorite aunt brings back such fond memories. She was a very special lady. She will be missed but will remain in our hearts and now is in heaven. Love, Sarah N
#8 Phyllis Neel 2015-08-08 20:25
Neel,Anne,and Russell,
So truly very sorry to hear about Aunt Ebby. I always enjoyed our talks and visits. When she moved it was exciting to bump into her especially at Loman Home or when Anne's basketball team played Dutch Fork (Nans boys went there). Please know she will be dearly missed. Lifting prayers for all of you!! Love Phyllis, Clark and Emily
#7 Becky Williamson 2015-08-08 19:31
Anne, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I do remember meeting her a long time ago. I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers.
#6 Faye Norris 2015-08-08 12:27

I am sorry for the loss of your mother. God allow me the opportunity to meet her a few years ago and I am grateful. She was such a loving person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

God Bless You,

#5 Scooter DeLorme Barn 2015-08-08 07:39
Anne, it's been many years since I've seen you or your dear loving mom. I'm so sorry to hear about her death. She was always so sweet to us when we played softball together. The one comfort we have is to know she's in the arms of Jesus, with a new body and a big smile waiting on the rest of us to join her. Love and blessings, Scooter
#4 Jan Seitz 2015-08-07 21:46
Anne: I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I well remember meeting your Mom. She was a beautiful lady. My prayers are with you.
#3 JImmy Dawkins 2015-08-07 21:38
Anne, Russell, and Neel, I am so sorry to hear about Evelyn. I sat near her and your dad when we all attended Ebenezer Lutheran. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Jimmy Dawkins
#2 Jo hecker 2015-08-07 17:24
Annie, what a beautiful legacy your mother left. She was a lovely lady. Love and blessings to you and your family. Fondly, Jo Hecker
#1 Marsha Huggins 2015-08-07 14:42
Neel, Anne, and Russell, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Evelyn's passing. She surely meant a lot to me. She was someone you could always talk to and you knew she would listen to you. You always knew if you asked her for advice it would be good advice. She is responsible for the job that I have held now since I was 21 years old. I will always be grateful to her for that and for many other things. I know you will truly miss her. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort. Love, Marsha Huggins

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