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Edward H. Long, Jr.

August 19, 1939 — May 12, 2022

D'Iberville

Mr. Edward H. Long, Jr., age 82, of D’Iberville, MS, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Gulfport.

Mr. Long was born in Washington D.C. and had been a longtime resident of the Coast since 1972. He retired as an SMSGT from the United States Air Force in 1984 after 27 years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Long worked at the Biloxi VA Medical Center Hospital as a Supervisor for the Chief of Surgery until he retired in March of 2002.  He then volunteered at the Retirement Services Center (became Director) and the ID card office before stepping away in 2022. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mr. Long was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Marie Long; his loving wife, Helen L. Barnes Long; his parents, Edward H Long and Margurite C (Hayhoe) Long; and a sister, Rita Baxter. He is survived by children, Edward H. (Beth) Long III of Hiram, GA, and Karen Michele (Jeff) Lewis of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Margie Himes and Carol Avanzato of Virginia; two brothers, Larry (Amparo) Long of Kentucky and Bernie (Sherry) Long of Maryland; five grandchildren, Jeremy and Ryan Long, Jessica, James and Jeffery Lewis; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS. Friends may visit two hours prior. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Mr. Edward H. Long, Jr.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

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675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Monday, May 16, 2022

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675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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