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October 25, 1935 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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When I come to to the end of my journey and I’ve gone the last mile of the way, I know there are joys that await me . . .
Otis James Longs was born in Monroe, Louisiana on October 25, 1935 to Isaiah and Flora Cooper Longs. He moved to Houston at a young age where he met and married Viola Williams, a fellow co-worker at Woolworth. They were united in Holy Matrimony on June 5, 1965. To this union, five children were born.
Otis worked as a welder for 12 years until he was injured on the job, closing that career path. He then started his own lawn and landscaping service. He enjoyed fishing and followed baseball and football.
Otis guided his family in the word of the Lord. He was a provider, protector and teacher. He wanted the best for his family and friends. He fought his battle against Leukemia for 10 years, yet he never lost his sense of humor. He shared the gospel with those he met while receiving treatment next to him. He always had a positive attitude.
On his birthday, October 25, 2023, surrounded by his family, Otis Longs entered the realm of eternity. He was preceded in transition by his two sons (Otis James Longs, Jr. and Edward Longs), two brothers (Lue Jean Longs, James Sanders), and his parents.
Left to honor his life and cherish his memory are his wife of over 58 years, Viola Longs; children, Al-Freddia Longs, Cynthia Denise Longs, Ava Jean Longs; one grandson, Ashton Longs; daughter-in-love, Veronica Elizabeth Hurrington; siblings, Evora Cooper Thomas and Mac Jackson (Juanita) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
His good humor will be missed, however, absent from the body means present with the Lord. Amen.