Dianne Perry Long

Dianne Perry Long, 66, of Halifax, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 at her home, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, her family was by her side.

Dianne was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend.

A native of Roanoke Rapids, she was the daughter of the late, James and Pauline Lynch Perry. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Lewis. She was a 1968 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School.

Dianne is survived by her husband, Wayne Long; her son, Brian Lewis and his wife, Angela of Roanoke Rapids; stepdaughter, Christina Long Keeran of North Louisburg, Ohio; stepson, Chris Long of Roanoke Rapids; her sister, Linda P. Mason and her husband, Linwood of Roanoke Rapids; brother, Kenneth Wayne Perry and his wife, Cindy of Hickory; granddaughter, Briana Lewis; step-grandson, Owen Wayne Eyler; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Debbie Lassiter.

A celebration of Dianne’s life will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Relay For Life, Calvary Baptist Church building fund, or Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC, PO Box 872, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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