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Lizzie Long

Lizzie Draper Long, age 95, went to be with her Lord on October 18, 2014. Lizzie was born on August 17, 1919, Draper Crossroads, Halifax County, North Carolina. She is predeceased by her father, David Lee Draper, mother, Etta Mae Browning Draper, husband Johnny C. Long, brother, Edwin Draper, twin sister, Mattie Draper, who survived five months and sisters Eleanor Williams and Marietta Irby.

Lizzie is survived by her loving son, J. Carlton Long of Raleigh, and his life partner, Gary B. Hester. Lizzie’s extended family includes Desiree Hester Fuchsbichler, and her husband Christian and their children, Alex and Caroline of Arnfels, Austria. Lizzie is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

At age 95, Lizzie was the oldest surviving member of Castalia Baptist Church.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, NC. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Castalia Baptist Church, Main Street, Castalia, NC. A graveside service and burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville, NC in the family plot.

Flowers will be most appreciated and welcomed.

A sincere thanks to the staff at Elmcroft of Northridge, Raleigh, NC and Transitions (Hospice of Wake County) for their love and care over the last few years.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting