Obituary of Keith Long
Keith Long passed away on July 23, 2019. Born in Charlotte, he was the oldest son of James H. Long and Darlene Wingate Chase. He attended Bible Baptist Christian School and CPCC. He was an electrician with E & H Electric in Indian Trail prior to his illness. Surviving is his wife of 16 years Gina Frazier Long, Children Haylie Christina Long, Jaime Deyton (Chris), Melissa West, Mother Darlene Chase, Step Father Don Chase, Father James H. Long, Brother Kevin Long (Rebecca), Granddaughter Layla Olvera, Niece Renee Long, Nephew Dalton Long and Special Aunt Skeet Hilton.
Keith had a love for life. He never met a stranger and always greeted with a smile. He never complained even after experiencing a spinal cord injury in 2004. Keith loved the beach and went every chance he got. His first love was for God and attended Gracelife Baptist Church. Keith loved his family and his daughter Haylie was the apple of his eye, and he accepted his 2 step-daughters Jaime and Melissa as his own. He loved his caretakers at Pineville Rehab and would always joke with them. Keith also had a special bond with his devoted Aunt Skeet who treated him as a son.
His loving mother always provided emotional and physical support for him. He will be missed by all.
Funeral services for Keith will be held at 12:00PM July 27, 2019 at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service 1111 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203. Burial will follow in Steele Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 11:00AM-12:00PM July 27, 2019 at Hankins & Whittington prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of James Keith Long to The Christopher Reeves Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.To send flowers to the family of Keith Long, please visit Tribute Store