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Rosa Long

Rosa Delane Burke Long

Monday, March 12th, 1951 - Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Obituary

UPDATE DUE TO COVID-19

Rosa Delane Burke Long, age 68, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 after an extended battle with breast cancer.

Born on March 12, 1951, in Rome, she was a daughter of the late John Clarence and Emma Etta Gladden Burke. Ms. Long was a member of the Northeast Georgia Hiking Club for over 20 years. She was an avid nature lover, gardener, and climber of great mountains. Ms. Long was a member of Nacoochee United Methodist Church for over 30 years, where she was an active member of the choir.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Clyde Ralph Burke and Charles Clarence Burke and sisters, Martha Kiser and Amy Joyce Roberts.

Survivors include her daughters, Nessa Leigh Long of Acworth and Loren Michelle Adams of Toccoa; grandchildren: Samantha Gilbert, Addie Adams, Eli Adams, and Emmie Adams; great-grandchildren, Harrison Gilbert and Emmett Gilbert; brothers, Raymond Marion Burke of Center, AL and Ray Burke of Leesburg, AL; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Butch Huffsteler of Colorado Springs, CO; brother-in-law, Oliver Kiser; nephews, Brent Kiser and Derrick Kiser; and several other nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706-778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
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Gayle Goetz

Posted at 09:29am
I'm so sorry for your loss. Delane was a sweet and wonderful woman. Beautiful inside and out. She will be truly missed.

Sue Buak

Posted at 07:58am
Dear Delane was the epitome of a Southern lady. She was always ready with a smile and a kind word. A true friend. We all will miss her so much and we will never forget the joy she brought to our lives. She now is hiking heaven's hills waiting for the rest of us to join her when our time arrives.
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Christine Ramsey

Posted at 06:42pm
We all knew this was imminent, but it is still heartbreaking. May peace be with all of us that shared the joy, laughter and wisdom of Delane. Delane’s spirit will remain with me the rest of my life. I was so fortunate to call this beautiful southern lady my best friend.
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