Community mourns loss of beloved Natchitoches resident


Natchitoches resident Rose Long passed away April 30, 2017 After an 11-month courageous battle. Service arrangements are pending at this time. Please continue to pray for the Long family as they go through this dark time.

32 thoughts on “Community mourns loss of beloved Natchitoches resident

  1. Gerald,
    The light shines in the darkness. Rose was an incredible light that reflected the beauty of a life hidden in Christ. Please know that my prayer is that the the light of Christ will sustain you in this dark hour. We mourn not as those who have no hope. In Christ!

  2. Sis. Rose was such an awesome gift to the Body of Christ. She touched the lives of many from various racial/ethnic backgrounds, political circles and religious backgrounds . She will surely be missed, but her impartation will forever live on. It is my prayer that as Senator Gerald Long, other family, friends and constituents of Sis. Rose Long mourn her physical death, God will ” give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”

  3. Mr. Gerald, my heart goes out to your family. My many times meeting with Mrs. Rose was indeed a pleasure. I saw her last year in the Walmart Parking lot and she shared her illness with me. She asked me to pray for her. I told her always. What an awesome woman. Rest in Peace Mrs. Rose. God knows best. Mr. Gerald may you and your family draw comfort from The Master’s perfect peace. She was a great role model. I never saw her without a smile. I don’t fool myself to think she never had bad days, that’s life we all do, but I can say she always greeted you with such a great smile.

  4. Rose. What a gift from God to Gerald and their family and to the community and beyond. Her life stood for something. She made more than a “dent in the universe.” She did not live for herself, she lived for others. She cared about people. My opinion is that she knew she mattered to God and knowing that allowed her to help others to know that same truth. She was focused. May we learn form her life. Praying for you Gerald. Love you man. May God continue to give you strength.

  5. So Sorry for Your Loss! RIP Sweet Angel , for Your Job here on Earth has Been Complete! May God Bless Your Family as Well as the Start a Healing Process !
    Fly High with Your the other Angel’s & watch Over Us All here on Earth!

  6. We are praying for you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of Rose. Our hope is in eternity and Praise Be To God we shall be united again.
    Prayers going up,
    Jane and Scott

  7. Senator Long: I did not know your beautiful wife but it is obvious from all the comments on here and on Facebook that she was an incredible person. I know you will miss her acutely. I know she will rest in peace and be a blessing in heaven. I will pray for a quick healing of your heart and that of your other family members.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady my prayers are with the family and friends 🙁

  9. To Gerald and the family, Ginger and I send our deepest condolences and prayers. She and all of you showed us how to walk hand in hand with the Lord during good times and difficult ones. Her strength, faith, beautiful character, and her ultimate legacy will live as a beacon for generations!

  10. What a true Lady has left us to prepare a place for all those who had the privilege of knowing Rose. I am positive that Jimmy and Rose are having a great talk about her arrival. Our prayers are with the Long family .

  11. So sorry for your loss. God has a plan for our life even though we don’t always understand and often wonder why. Prayers for the Long family. May you feel the touch of the father’s hand.

  12. Prayers up my friend. Great Lady ,great friend for many years. State Farm and Demon family will miss you so bad,but you are in GLORY now

  13. Carol and I where so sorry to hear the news. We will praying for you and your Family.

  14. Our very deepest sympathies on your loss! Rose 🌹 was one of the kindest gals we have ever known. Prayers for the whole family. May God give you the strength as you go through all your tomorrows.

  15. Tony Lavespere and I (Becky) are so sorry for your loss. Rose was a special person and she was always helpful to us if we called on an issue. She was a sweet soul and will be missed greatly by all. Prayers, Mr. Gerald in this time of sorrow and the days ahead.

  16. Natchitoches and NSU lost a dear supporter in Rose Long! She was a wonderful person and always remembered to ask and pray for my two sons that were serving in the Navy and Marines. The heavens will be brighter tonight with a new star.

  17. My condolences to the family. Rose & I were friends at Northwestern. Prayers for the family.

  18. So sorry for your loss, she was a sweet precious Lady, always so friendly. Praying for the family.

  19. Had the wonderful blessing of being a part of a Rose Long led Bible study at FBC Natchitoches. Your family is certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. As a new resident to Nat hitoches Rose was such a blessing to my family. We joined First Baptist where Rose always made us feel like a part of the community and we could see right away that Mrs. Rose was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Long family. God bless.
    Carl, Sheila, and Brian Barrett

  21. This breaks my heart. Rose was one of the most wonderful women I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. My mother once gave her a recipe, and Rose never once failed to mention how good that recipe tasted every time she met my mother over the years. She was a kind and loving woman, a great and inspirational speaker, and a wonderful asset to Gerald as he serves our area in the Louisiana Senate. We will miss her greatly, but I know she is rejoicing to be free of illness and to be worshiping at the feet of God. I pray for comfort for the family, for I know they will miss this wonderful woman in their lives.

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