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Obituary of Nancy Joy Long
Nancy Joy Long
Age 77, our loving mother and grandmother and loving friend of many, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Born April 1, 1943 in Neptune, New Jersey. Nancy retired from Michigan State University after many years of service and after making countless friends as a sanitation worker. She enjoyed cooking and canning, but most of all she loved planning birthday celebrations. She loved people and she would light up a room with her beautiful smile when she entered. Her outgoing personality and beautiful personality will always be remembered by many. Surviving are her 3 children, Richard Hixson, Christine Hixson, and James (Morgan) Hixson; 5 grandchildren, Carly, Tony, Summer, Joey, and Emma; and many other family members and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Long in 2008, and her first husband and father of her children, Jim Hixson in 2007; and her parents, Ruth and John Petrovich. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held when it is safe for family and friends to gather. In memory of Nancy, donate kindness to the world.