FLORESVILLE – Wanda Sue Moses Long, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at home after her second battle with cancer.
Wanda was born in her parents’ home near Rockdale on May 8, 1947. She was raised following the cotton industry in Texas and New Mexico with her parents and siblings. The family eventually settled in Mission, Texas, where her parents took over the cotton gin that was located at Three Mile Line and Conway Avenue.
She graduated from Mission High School in 1965 and married her high school sweetheart later that same year. Wanda was a hair stylist for many years before becoming a caregiver for Florence Williams. While being a caregiver for Mrs. Williams, and then others – including elderly family members – she found her calling and went back to school for nursing. She worked for several nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Rio Grande Valley before moving to Floresville.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 55 years, George Malcom Long; three children, George Russel, Roy Allen (Angel), and Richard James (Stacey); siblings, Mary Joy Barnes (Bob) and Johnice Ann Wyant (Stanley); and 10 grandchildren, Jeff (Ashley), Bryan, Cassidy, Nicolas, Calista, Sierra Jobe (Colton), Awbrey, Aaryn, Jessica Bryan and Justin Bryan; and six great grandchildren, Jasalynn Grace, Scarlett Marie, Bryan, Jazmin, A.J. and Brayden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carey Allen Moses and Mary Hattie McQueen, and her brother, Malcom Moses.
A small memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a family residence.