Ada Brejetta Long

December 28, 1915 - September 22, 2012
Ada Brejetta Long

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Ada Jarvis Long, 96, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Elizabeth House.

She was born on December 28, 1915 in Madison County to the late Hiram and Eliza Ray Jarvis. She has lived in Hendersonville most of her life. Ada was the ten of eleven children and the last survivor of her siblings and their spouses. Her greatest joy was her family and her flower garden. She graduated from Asheville Teachers’ College and taught briefly. She retired from Pardee Hospital as a dietary supervisor.

She was a member of Valley Hill Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and a teacher. She found joy in planting and caring for the flowers at the church. In her late eighties she received landscaping awards from the city of Hendersonville for her beautiful flower garden.

In addition to her parents, Ada is preceded in death by her husband, William J. Long, Sr.; a daughter, Peggy Jane Long; four sisters, Bessie Jarvis, Bertie Anderson, Bonnie Briggs, and Ollie Chandler; and six brothers, Gay, Bascomb, Wayne, Ronnie, Hobert, and Roy Jarvis.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Long and his wife Birgit and Mike Long and his wife Pam; a daughter, Rita Stepp and her husband Mike; seven grandchildren, Chris Long and his wife Stacey of Williamsburg, VA, Meghan Sawtelle and her husband Chris of Hendersonville, Ginny Thomas and her husband Larry of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Jason Long of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chad Long of Fletcher, Danielle McCall and her husband Rex of Dana; and April Stepp of Atlanta, GA; and eleven great-grandchildren, Zoe and Cooper Long, Klien and Clay Sawtelle, Emerson, Larry, and Charmaine Thomas, Dane Long, and Callie, Maggie, and Gus McCall.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 24, 2012
    Spring Arbor West says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ada. She was a blessing at Spring Arbor West.

  • September 24, 2012
    Patricia and Scott Osteen says:
    Rita and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God comfort each of you as you remember your mom. Patricia and Scott

  • September 24, 2012
    Pat and Geoff Martin says:
    We so enjoyed delivering meals to Ada on Mondays. She was always cheerful, and loved to talk about her family and her garden. We will miss her.

  • September 24, 2012
    Kim McMinn Stepp says:
    Rita and all the Family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mrs. Long was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her at the Go Store and at church. God Bless, Kim, Fred, Matthew and Mark Stepp, Jim McMinn

  • September 24, 2012
    Alton Connor says:
    Bill, Mike and family, My deepest sympathy to each of you in the Homegoing of your Mom. Wow, what a blessing that she was blessed with almost 97 years of life. I know you have many wonderful memories. Cherish those and take comfort that she is now in the presence of the Lord and that you will see her again one day soon. With my thoughts, prayers an deepest sympathy, Alton