Charlene Long


Mrs. Charlene Joynes Long, 67, wife of Roland Somers Long and a resident of Willis Wharf, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. A native of Belle Haven, she was the daughter of the late Robert Elwood Joynes and the late Evelyn Bernice Huether Joynes. She was an office administrator for Tankard Nurseries for 27 years.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a son, Joshua Long, of Capeville; a daughter, Elizabeth L. Gagnon and her husband, Nik, of Machipongo; four grandchildren, Zuri Ana Gagnon and John Hall, Kaleb Somers Long and his wife, Megan, Miranda Grace Long, and Owen Chance Long; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Bobby Joynes, Henry Joynes, Thomas Joynes, and Keith Joynes.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Doughty Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Kellam officiating. Interment followed in Belle Haven Cemetery.  Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence, P.O. Box 3, Onancock, VA 23417 or American Cancer Society P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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