Woodson - JoAnn Nichols Long, resident of Woodson, passed away at her home early Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014, at the age of 54.
Funeral services were Friday, April 18, at the First Baptist Church in Woodson with Bros. Robert Hodgekiss and Peter Parker officiating.
Burial took place immediately following the services at Woodson Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.
JoAnn Nichols was born Feb. 8, 1960 in Big Spring, to Zelma Faye (Hurst) and Charles Hubbard Nichols. She married Larry Dean Long in Odessa, on Jan. 4, 1983.
Mrs. Long was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodson and a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Hubbard Nichols; grandfather Woodrow Nichols and grandmother Newton Hurst and Rhoda Hurst; and a nephew, Aaron Michael Parrott.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 31 years, Larry Dean Long; six children: Christy Garcia and husband Omar, Lance Long, Kandi Shaw, Jeffrey Long and wife Colleen, Billy Long, Brandon Long; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She is also survived by her mother, Zelma Faye Hurst; grandmother, Dorothy Helm; four sisters: Susan McDonald and husband George, Linda Bennis and husband Bill, Connie Lee and husband Marchelle, Charlotte Durham and husband Mark; and one brother, Charles Hubbard Nichols II.
Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. Long are Lee Blue, Russell Blue, George McDonald, Marchelle Lee, Bill Bennis, Mark Durham, Justin Garcia and Anthony Long.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.