Rebecca Lynn Griffin Long

January 22, 1953September 23, 2012

SHREVEPORT, LA – Services will be held for Mrs. Rebecca Griffin Long, 59, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 28, 2012, at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. The family will receive guests on Thursday evening between the hours of 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rebecca was born on January 22, 1953, to the late Norman and Barbara (Turner) Griffin and passed away on September 23, 2012, following a sudden illness. She was a Special Education Teacher at Ridgewood Middle School for 23 years and enjoyed being a part of the Special Olympics. Rebecca was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother whose greatest joy was her grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing and was an avid reader.

Rebecca is survived by her husband of 37 years, Richard H. Long; sons, Jeffrey Long and wife, Nicole, and Griffin Long; sisters, Raynelle Griffin Branch and Cynthia Griffin Hill; and her grandchildren, Tenley and Brodie Long.

Honoring Mrs. Long as pallbearers are Vaughn Jordan, Chris Halverson, Gary Halverson, Scott Ayman, Chris Cherry, and Micah Stewart.

Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, 1016 Jack Wells Blvd., Shreveport, LA. or to the charity of choice.

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  • Visitation Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 28, 2012

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Karen Bond Swanson

October 5, 2012

Ric, I am so sorry to hear about Becky. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Francessca Vasquez

October 4, 2012

Mrs.Long, you will be missed, Thank you for the years you taught my son who really loves you, he will miss you.

Francessca Vasquez

October 4, 2012

Mrs. Long you will be missed..Thanks for the support with my son whom u taught for 3 years, he will miss you...

Raynelle Branch

October 1, 2012

Jeff, Griffin an Ric I loved Becky so much. She was my best friend for so long. I have so many memories of her and you guys growing up and just want you know that you can always count on your Aunt Raynelle. I will always be there for you and your kids. I can't replace her because she was the best mom and grandmother. Just know she will be missed and I love you guys.

Tom Smolenski

September 29, 2012

I can't find the right words. Know that Karen and I send our condolences and deepest sympathy for you and yours.

Emily and Jack Crace

September 29, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jenny Forthun

September 29, 2012

You and the boys are in my heart and prayers. Becky, Susan Wiggins, and I started our teaching careers together, and we would never have survived those first few years without our friendship! Becky was funny and smart and kind and beautiful. May God comfort all of you.

Sharon Webb

September 28, 2012

Ric, I am so sorry about your wife's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Keith David

September 28, 2012

Raynelle, I am so sorry for your great loss. Your family and you will be lifted up in prayer. God will give you the strength you need. Love you.

Brenda Bagley Parker

September 28, 2012

I have a lot of fond memories of Becky. We played and worshiped together as children growing up in the same church. She was always so sweet to me and such a precious person. She
had awesome parents and loved her sisters. I will keep her family in my
prayers, as I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.