1st lady Vanessa Long remembers her late husband Bishop Eddie Long

Casey Mills
January 15, 2017

Long, senior pastor at megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist in Lithonia, Georgia, died Sunday, according to an announcement from the church and several media reports. There's no official word on the cause of death, but according to the statement (read above), Long died from an "aggressive form of cancer". Bishop Eddie Long is a 1976 graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Business. The date and other details will be announced in the near future. The church said it grew from 300 members to more than 25,000 under Long's leadership and became one of the nation's largest congregations.

While Long had missed multiple services over the last few months he was at the Church for the Christmas and New Year's Eve services.

"I am confidant through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,"First Lady Edler Long said".

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The church says that he "is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord".

He is survived by his wife, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, four children: Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor; and three grandchildren.

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