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Melinda Sue (Stone) Long

April 2, 1968 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old

Melinda Long Obituary





Melinda Stone Long, 55, of Navarre, Florida passed away Monday, November 20, 2023, in Pensacola, Florida peacefully surrounded by her family.  She was born on April 2, 1968, at Eglin AFB, Florida to Roy V. and Jane Hassler Stone.  She was married for twelve years to the late Jeff Long of Jasper, Tennessee.  Melinda loved life and was a kind and loving person.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and co-workers.  She and Jeff were avid sports fans, especially supporting the Green Bay Packers.  Melinda graduated from Cashton High School in Cashton, Wisconsin.  She studied interior design and graduated from George Stone College in Pensacola, Florida with an associate degree in floriculture.  She retired from Hobby Lobby after twenty-three years’ service as a District Auditor and Office Manager.  Melinda’s family and friends will miss her sweet smile and loving presence in their lives.


Melinda is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Long.


She leaves all her memories to her father, Roy V. Stone; mother, Jane Hassler Stone; brother, Roy E. (Becky) Stone, nieces and nephews, Katie, Carter, Ryan and Elena Stone of Sussex, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Carol Dallmann, brothers-in-law Kenneth (Carol) Long and Jim (Claudia) Long.


The family will have a visitation on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm CST at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tennessee.


There will be a graveside service on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 1:00 pm CST at Havron’s Chapel Cemetery in Jasper, Tennessee with Pastor Curtis Leaks officiating.


Melinda will be laid to rest at Havron’s Chapel Cemetery in Jasper, Tennessee on November 30, 2023, immediately following the funeral service.


The Pallbearers are Chris Sanders, Barry Long, Todd Tomasson, Chuck Thurman, Geoffrey Wallace and Brandon Hughes.


Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, Tennessee 37347, 423-942-9500.


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November 30, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Graveside Service
November 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Havron's Chapel Methodist Church
3267 Shellmound Road
Jasper, TN 37347

Interment following funeral service
November 30, 2023

Havron's Chapel Methodist Church
3267 Shellmound Road
Jasper, TN 37347


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