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Patsy Tucker Long

September 2, 1941 — March 5, 2023

Patsy Tucker Long

Patsy Tucker Long of Halifax, VA passed away on March 5, 2023.  She was the beloved wife of the late William Jackson “Bobby” Long, Jr., whom she was married to for over 60 years.  Patsy was born in Halifax County, VA on September 2, 1941 to the late Walter Keith Tucker and the late Lucille Adams Tucker. 


She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher.  Patsy retired as an X-ray technician.  She loved to travel and working on her needle point.  Family and friends will carry her memory always.


Patsy Tucker Long is survived by:

Her Children

William Jackson “W.J.” Long, III and wife Nancy of South Boston

Kelly Long Weatherford and husband “Skeeter” of Halifax

Six Grandchildren

Sarah DeJarnette of South Boston

Cameron Starke and wife Lee of Wake Forest, NC

Sami S. Bennett and husband Tripp of Scottsburg

Meghan Weatherford of Halifax

Eleanor Weatherford of Halifax

Will Long, IV of South Boston

Three Great Grandchildren

Olivia Daniels, Bentley Bennett, and Chandler Starke

Two Sisters

Anne Yancey and husband Russell of Keysville

Nancy Edwards of Danville

Niece and Nephews

Ashley Yancey Burton (Jason), Keith Yancey (Amber), Ray Durham, Noah Durham, and Tucker Bailess


***Also preceded in death by***


Allison Edwards Durham and Holly Edwards Bailess


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of South Boston, with the Rev. Susan Davis officiating. Burial of Patsy and Bobby Long will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. other times at her home.


For memorials, please consider First Baptist Church of South Boston, 815 North Main St., South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592. 


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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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