Missy Gail Longwell

Missy Gail Longwell of Cleveland passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. She was 82.

Mrs. Longwell spent 35 years associated with SunTrust Bank as a manager in the check processing center, working 1.5 to 2.5 million checks a day, and received many commendations for her works.

Following SunTrust, with her basic nature to accomplish more in life, she rose from sales clerk to co-manager of BabyLand General Hospital Profit Center gift shop, located in White County across from Ace Hardware. In 2008, she helped BabyLand move to its new location.

On Cinco de Mayo in 2003, via mutual friends Debbie and Robert Bowers (now retired in Oklahoma), Missy Gail met Bart Longwell. A romance slowly developed, and on Valentine's Day 2004, Bart and Gail were married. Both Bart and Gail publicly exclaimed that the past 15 years were the most serene and joyful chapters of their combined lives.

Upon her death at 6 a.m. Nov. 4, 2018, the Internet response was overwhelming. One highlight Bart was surprised to see was a lone sympathy blessing from Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. That was just one example of Missy's nationwide reach.

Surviving Missy Gail is her loving husband, Bart Longwell, who instead of grieving is celebrating with his close friends of the Northeast Georgia Wounded Warriors. Also surviving are her children, Kelly Suzanne Terebo, Laurie Gail Duncan, Barry Richard Duncan, Wayne Norman Duncan, and Mark Bruce Duncan; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

God bless all the many acquaintances and friends Missy knew in White County ("God's Green Acres"). Amen.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Barrett Funeral Home.

An official beneficiary fund titled "Missy Gail Four Paws" has been established at United Community Bank in Cleveland, in care of Ruth Chambers, for the Charles Smithgall Humane Society on Helen Highway.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
November 8, 2018

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