Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Willa Mae Long

01/01/1940 - 09/25/2022

Willa Mae Long, age 82 of Hayesville passed away on Sunday September 25, 2022 surrounded by family.

Willa Mae, known primarily as Mama, Nanny, and Willie spent 69 years of her life focused on being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She taught her children and grandchildren the meaning of unconditional love each day and through that love she will live on forever. She will be missed immensely, but her family is consumed with joy knowing that the Bible tells us to be absent from the body means you are present with the Lord. If only we could have been there to see her face when she walked through the pearly gates and saw Dale standing there waiting on her arrival.

Willie was born to the late Avery and Maggie Matheson Hall on January 1, 1940, in Hayesville, NC.

Willie was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Dale, her siblings Ruth Volluz, Francis Stout, Mary Jo Swain, Clay Hall, and Louise Canup, and her daughter-in-law, Linda Long.

Willie is survived by the following: Roger (Peggy) Long, Arlene (Mike) Hall, & Richard (Darlene)Long. Six grandchildren: Phillip (Vanity) Hall, Kelly (Jamie) Davis, Connie (Lamar) Schandera, Karla (Roger) Miller, Jennifer (Scott) Baugh, and Joseph (Rosa) Potts. Nineteen great-grandchildren: Zakaree Evans, Kayla Schandera, Taylor Hall, Joshua VanLandingham, Trey Hall, Jay Baugh, Maggie Schandera, Trae Miller, Levi Miller, Cody Baugh, Brady Hall, Riley Baugh, Tyler Hilton, Andrew Miller, Delaney Hilton, Wayne Davis, Olivia Potts, Hailey Ratliff, & Gabby Ratliff. Three great-great grandchildren: Karsen Hester, Adalynn Ratliff & Kaliana Sherman. Numerous nephews & nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Pastor Clark Moss will officiate.

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