Delores Chapman Long, was born on Oct. 4, 1943 in Rye Cove, Va., where she graduated from Rye Cove high school. She served with her husband for 26 years as a missionary with Rock of Ages Ministries in Cleveland, writing and proofreading Bible lessons for inmate, military, and church students. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ellen Chapman of Rye Cove, Va.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 54 years, Dr. Charles W. Long; one daughter Katrina Hohmann; granddaughter Martika (Nathaniel) Bowen; two grandsons: Ethan and Noah; three sisters: Donetta (Stan) Pierce, Gwenda (Houston) Smith, and Sandra (Dr. Brad) Davis of Blountville; and two brothers: Herman Chapman and Will Chapman.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday at Shenandoah Baptist Church, 138 Osment Road S.E., Cleveland, TN 37323. The celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, following the visitation. Dr. Terry Ellis, president of Rock of Ages Ministry, and Pastor David Gamble will be officiating the service.
The family will also hold a visitation and service Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a service being held at 7 p.m. at Bibleway Baptist Church: 570 Packing House Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. Interment will take place Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport.
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