Genevieve Ellen Cooper Long

Genevieve Ellen Cooper Long

February 14, 1920 – September 22, 2021

ZEBULON – Genevieve Ellen Long passed away on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. She was born in Gage County, Nebraska, to the late Roy Anthony Cooper & Rebecca Rutter Cooper. “She raised 7 children and was 101 years 7 months and had a very full and productive life. We’re thankful for her life and humility and her peaceful passing with family and the last 3 years we got to be close with her in our home. She requested to be cremated and that there be no funeral or memorial service.” Howard Long’s novel One Step to Paradise was published posthumously in 2021 at Genevieve’s last request. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Howard William Long, son, Brian Long, and daughter, Ruth Younts.

She is survived by her sons, Calvin Long (Ruth), Stanley Long (Kathy), Eric Long (Janet), daughters, Alice Hamstra, and Ellen Schulze (David).

She donated to several organizations and would have favored any one of these three:
Wilson Pregnancy Center, Wilson, NC
Trinity Foundation
Home School Legal Defense fund


Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Dan Ma Posted September 27, 2021 11:52 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    101 years , 7 children ,it is an amazing life worth celebrating .
    May she rest in eternal peace.

  • Robert Smith Posted September 27, 2021 1:22 pm

    Calvin, We are here for you. Even though your Mom lived a long full life, the pain of losing your Mom is hard to bear. I pray soon your hearts and minds will only be filled with loving memories that you treasure always.

  • Robin Puckett Posted October 1, 2021 7:17 am

    Calvin, So sorry for the loss of your mom. So glad you got to spend the last few years with her in your home. Those are invaluable memories that I know you will cherish. Praying the peace and comfort of God over you and your family.

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