Doris B. Long



Sumter, SC ……….. Doris B. Long, age 83, beloved wife of Burnice C. Long Jr., died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Epsom, NC, she was the daughter of the late Claude Thomas Burnette and Alice Mabel Gupton Burnette. Doris was a twenty plus year member of Alice Drive Baptist Church where she was a faithful and dedicated volunteer at the front desk and taught Sunday school for many years. She also volunteered for years at Palmetto Health Tuomey. She was a woman of great faith with a servant’s heart. Doris was filled with wisdom and had a deep insight to what was most important in life. She was always willing to share with others and was never to busy to stop and lend a listening ear.

Surviving are: one daughter, Gwen Herod and her husband Perry of Sumter; one son, Larry Long and his wife Michelle of Irmo; one step-son, Bernie Long and wife Valerie of Oxford, NC; six grandchildren, Lindsay Long, Preston Long, Allison Long, Jacob Herod and his wife Ashley, Matthew Herod and his wife Christi and Ben Herod and his wife Charlotte and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Owen Burnette and one sister, Ruby Burnette.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Alice Drive Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Brotherhood Sunday School Class of Alice Drive Baptist church.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00am – 12:00pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alice Drive Baptist Church, HELPS MINISTRY, 1305 Loring Mill Road, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements