Born: Tuesday Sep 11, 1945

Died: Thursday Nov 28, 2019


Nellie Kennon Long

September 11, 1945 - November 28, 2019

Nellie Kennon Long, 74, of 322 Bedford Drive in Eden, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019, at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, December 2, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening, 5 - 7 PM, at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home of her sister, Betty Young, 263 E. Aiken Road in Eden.

Nellie was born September 11, 1945 in Leaksville, NC, to the late Roy and Pearl Warren Kennon.  She was a graduate of Morehead High School, Class of 1963 and received a Associate's Degree in Medical Office Technology from Rockingham Community College.  She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.  Nellie retired  from Fieldcrest Mills.  Following her retirement, Nellie worked for Dan River Mills, Hospice of Rockingham County and, finally, the Education Center at Trinity Wesleyan Church.  She enjoyed growing and arranging flowers, gardening, animals, and crafts.

She is survived by her son,  Jack Long (Sharon) of High Point;  grand-niece, Brooklyn Brown of High Point;  sisters, Betty Young (Courtney) of Eden and Pat Harbour of Madison;  niece, Suzanna Amos (Wayne) of Madison;  nephew, Jay Young (Julie) of Greensboro; and great-nephews, Jesse Amos and Mason Young;  and great-niece, Dylan Young.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Warren.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Such a beautiful lady. She will be missed so much by her church family. Sending our love and prayers to her family. May God give you a peace and comfort in the days to come. Thank God for precious memories. Our Sunday school class will truly miss her. Mark and Tammy Hubbard
Tammy Hubbard

May many Memories of your Mother, Sister,and friend bring you peace and comfort during this vey difficult time, may the love that she had for you remain in your heart Now and Forever. Thinking of you all With Sympathy and Love God Bless you all
Deborah Dickson

My Condolences to all of Nellie’s family! I have lived out of Eden several years and have not seen Nellie. She is a sweet,weeet lady. I want to school Nellie. She loved everyone! My prayers are with you all! May God bless you and give you comfort and peace!
Muriel B. Caldwell

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