Mary Bateman Long

June 24, 1924May 6, 2014
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Mary B. Long, daughter of William R. and Clara R. Atkins was born in Apex, NC on June 24, 1924 and died on May 6, 2014 89 years old.

She was a Southern Bell with a gift of hospitality and a love for others. She played bridge for 32 years with the same group of women in Orlando, Florida and remained friends. She had a stubborn streak and was determined and thought of others before herself.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Harlan Bateman, and Moody Long; and sons: Eddie and Ray. She is survived by two daughters: Donna and Suzanne, and by six sisters, one brother, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, her favorite organizations were: Smile Train, Meals On Wheels, and Boy’s Town.

Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am and funeral service at 11:00 am on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Killarney Baptist Church, 701 Formosa Ave, Winter Park, FL. A graveside service will follow in Glen Haven Memorial park, 2300 Temple Dr., Winter Park, FL.

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  • Visitation Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 12, 2014

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May 22, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family. It is a blessing Mary lived a long life because there are many people who may never see her age. May Almighty God who provide comfort to us (2 Cor 1:3) be with you during this difficult time of your life.

Becky Dodson

May 10, 2014

Donna and Sue, I will miss you Mom much. The late night conversations. And let me tell you one more thing.

Pat and Bob Raber

May 9, 2014

Our deep regrets to all Mary's family. Bob and I are so very sad to learn Mary is no longer with us; Mary was a true friend to us and a wonderful Angel on Earth. She found joy in everything and had a sense of humor and genuine caring for others that every human being should have for one another. We all share God's gift and blessing in knowing Mary and we are so blessed our paths crossed in life.

May 9, 2014

We have many HAPPY MEMORIES of Mary and family. We were friends for over fifty years. Enjoyed many fishing and camping trips and years of Bridge playing. Mary, we will MISS YOU. Chris and Les Snyder

Peggy Singleton

May 9, 2014

Donna, Suzanne, and famly, I was very sad to hear that Mary had passed away. I met her through the Golden Age Club and on occasion had to talk with her on the phone. She was a very sweet lady and I enjoyed talking to her. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time.

Edna Huneycutt

May 8, 2014

Donna,Suzanne,and all the family,
Mother and I are sad to hear of Mary's passing. We will always remember her kind hospitality and friendship. We will miss her. God's Peace to you, Doris Banks and