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William H. Long - 70

Homewood

William H. Long. Age 70. Longtime Homewood resident. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Attended Taft High School in Cincinnati before being drafted in the United States Army during Vietnam. He continued with the Army Reserves until retiring as a Master Sergeant in 2003. William also worked for 23 years at the Markham School District #144 retiring after 23 years of service as a custodian. Husband for 39 years of Janice J. nee Jones. Father of Akilah Long. Grandfather of Elijah Long and Ava Taylor. Son of the late Gertrude nee Owens and Henry Mullins. Brother of the late Joyce (late Earl) Jones, Hilda (late James) Millhouse, Walter (Gloria) Long, Shirley Long, Gertrude Elaine (late Richard) Austin, Mary Lynch and Yolanda Campbell.  First cousin of Mildred Foster, Donald Williams, Tammy Edwards and Jeanette Ollie. Brother in-law of Eric Jones and Sharon Jones. Uncle to a host of nieces and nephews; and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday November 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Private funeral services and burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Due to the pandemic, masks must be worn and social distancing while inside the funeral home. Info 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com.

6 Comments

  • Gwendolyn Goings

    on 10/28/20

    You will be missed, William! So glad I met you! May you rest in peace after a life well lived!
  • Lois Matthews-Smith

    on 10/29/20

    I will always hold fond memories of growing up as your next door neighbor on Dayton Street.  You will always be "Dude"  who was that funny and kind-hearted person everybody loved. So glad we connected just months ago.                                                                    You will forever missed - Rest in Peace, my Friend.                                                                                                                                       Lois Matthews-Smith 

  • Jackie Chapel

    on 10/30/20

    My Dearest Dude.  You were such a pleasure to be around and you had a huge sense of humor.  We met at St. Augustine and then ended up staying on the same block of Dayton Street.  You were a big part of the fabric on my amazing childhood.  Rest In Peace, Dude

  • Jennifer Braun-Denton

    on 10/31/20

    Janice so sorry for your & your families loss.  May he rest in peace.  I'm sending my love and hugs.  I am going to try to stop by if I get out of work on time.  I will be praying for your family.  Love always Jennifer & family.

  • Sandra Mitchell

    on 11/02/20

    Janice I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband William. My heart and my condolences go out to you and your family. My sympathies also are especially extended to your daughter Akilah, and your grandchildren, Elijah and Ava. Ashley has asked me to send her condolence and also from her best friend Whitney Butler. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May William Rest In Peace and may God give you strength.

    Love, Sandra Mitchell. 

  • Sandra Mitchell

    on 11/02/20

    Janice I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband William. My heart and my condolences go out to you and your family. My sympathies also are especially extended to your daughter Akilah, and your grandchildren, Elijah and Ava. Ashley has asked me to send her condolence and also from her best friend Whitney Butler. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May William Rest In Peace and may God give you strength.

    Love, Sandra Mitchell. 

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