2010-01-21 / Obituaries


Harriett Magruda Wilson Long, 86, of St. Stephens died Jan. 18, 2010.

She was born Sept. 6, 1923 in St. Stephens. She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church. She also served on the Board of the American Red Cross, the Mobile Emergency Management System and was a Colonial Dame. She attended the University of Montevallo and later graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in social work. Upon graduation, she moved to Mobile and worked as part of the war effort at Brookley Field, followed by the Red Cross and the Alabama Department of Human Resources until retirement in 1987. In 1993, she and her husband, James Wilbur Long Sr. returned to St. Stephens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilbur Long Sr.; parents, Antoinette Rawls Wilson and Henry Harris Wilson; brother, Levin Jefferson Wilson; and one sister, Ruth Ray Wilson Bedsole.

Survivors include two sons, James Wilbur (Doris) Long Jr. and Harris Wilson (Priscilla) Long Sr., both of St. Stephens; and three grandchildren, James Rawls (Sarah) Long, Sarah Elizabeth Long and Harris Wilson Long Jr.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Wilson Family Cemetery in St. Stephens with the Rev. Van Bush officiating and under the direction of St. Stephens Funeral Home.

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