Long, Nell Jane Hylton

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Nell Jane Hylton Long, 84 of Christiansburg, went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 6, 2021 with her husband by her side. She was born on May 2, 1937 to Early C. Hylton & Ila Alderman Hylton.

In 1995, she retired from Radford University after working 25 years at Radford University Post Office. She was a member of Christiansburg Church of the Brethren for over 50 years, sang in the choir for many years, and also served as deacon in the church. Gardening, photographing God’s creation, and singing in church cantatas were some of her many blessings to others.

She is a loving mother, grandmother, and GiGi to her beloved great-grandchildren. Her family has been the love of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Early C. Hylton and Ila Alderman Hylton; and her brother, David Earl Hylton.

Nell is survived by her husband of almost 64 years, Stanley J. Long; daughter & son-in-law, Sharon Elaine & Ted Heller; son & daughter-in-law, Randy Lane & Lita Long; sister-in-law, Gloria Hylton; seven grandchildren, Randy Long II (April), Amy Johnson (Caleb), Ellen Goad (Cameron), Samuel Long, Katie Heller, Michael Heller, and Abbi Heller; and seven great-grandchildren, Noah, Zaya, Naomi, Uzziah, Judah, Zuri, and Eve.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Stover officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.