KANNAPOLIS Lillian Long, 95, of Kannapolis, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019. She was born June 25, 1923, in Virginia, a daughter of the late Edward and Lena Mae Bullard Messer. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. (Cal) Long and two sisters, Phyllis Alexander and Zoe Byrd. Lillian retired from Terry Products after many years. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where she was involved in the GA's and was a prayer warrior for the church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, at First Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Tom Cabaniss. Her family will receive friends following the service. Lillian is survived by a daughter, Lynne Long Barley of Calabash; grandchildren, Bryan Kindley of Seattle, Wash., Joy Kindley Williams of Topsail Beach, and Kristina Robinson of Charlotte; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ed Messer and wife, Ellen, of Charlotte, and Bill Messer and wife, Hilda, of Kannapolis; and a special niece, Susan Byrd Gardner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 101 N Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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