J. Devin Long, age 26 of Columbus, Ohio Died unexpectedly on Sunday May 31st. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 15, 1993.
He is survived by his Father Jeff (Polly Toomire Lawrence) Long of Urbana, Mother Kendra Deaton-Long, Lexington, KY; Surviving Siblings: Polly Long, Elizabeth Long, Liam Long, Emily Stockdale, Parker (Hana) Lawrence, Tanner Lawrence, Nicholas (Meghan) Goodfleisch, Kayla (Spencer) Hood, Lauren (Andrew) Kuhn, Johnny Ross, Jacob Ross, Julia Ross, Sidney Johnson; Nieces: Leighton Lawrence, Scarlett Goodfleisch, Abagale Kuhn; Surviving Paternal Grandparents: Paul and Judy Long, Dublin, Ohio; Maternal Grandparents, Donnie and Phyllis Baker of Lexington KY.
We will never forget your laugh, your heart, your compassion-your soul. You had a kindness in you that went unmatched by most. The number of lives you touched is more than you'd ever know. From you're brother and sisters, to your stepsiblings, to your birth siblings, you carved a place in so many hearts. We know this world left you searching, restless, and tired, and now you can rest in peace Devin. Rest in peace with the unconditional love, freedom, and certainty you've always been worthy of. You were a bright son, a witty brother, and a fierce friend. Despite the weight of this tragedy, this injustice, we will celebrate you. We will celebrate the moments, the lessons, and the laughter. We will celebrate your light. By Polly Long for Devin Long and Family
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in honor of Devin to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave., Suite 301, Columbus, Ohio 43026 or by visiting their website at https://www.bgccentralohio.org/.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Bob and Margaret Huffman - Jun 22, 2020
Jeff and Polly-we are so very sorry to hear of this. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
Anna Langdon - Jun 9, 2020
Kendra and Kim, my heart goes out to your and your family . I love you all and pray for you during this very hard time. Love, Anna
Lisa Stickels - Jun 7, 2020
Dear Kendra, I’m so very sorry and heartbroken about the tragic and senseless loss of such a wonderful soul and your son. Please know, you and your family have our deepest and heartfelt condolences. All our love and prayers to you. -Lisa & family
Eddie - Jun 7, 2020
Dear Kendra and Family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I thought the world of Devin and he is going to be missed dearly. I’m praying for peace for you all!
Jordan and Nate - Jun 7, 2020
Dear Kendra, We both are so glad to have gotten to know Devin over the years, and I am so sorry for your loss! Sending many hugs and prayers to you and Aberlee and your family! Love you! Nate and Jordan Richardson
Brandi Hudson Turner - Jun 7, 2020
PK & Lizzy, I am so sorry for the loss of Devin! You all were my little crew, across the street that I loved dearly and joyfully watched you grow. I remember the fun times we had, the music parties, room makeovers and THE CHORE list that I would help you complete! I love you and pray that the memories will be a comfort. Stick together and remember you are not alone!
Brandi Turner - Jun 7, 2020
Dear Kendra, The loss of your baby boy is something no mother should ever be burdened with. The weight of this will be etched daily on your heart. You are one of the strongest women that I know and it will never be easy but, you will find a way to to see the sunshine again. We are heartbroken over his loss. We pray that the memories you have will flood every moment when you wish you could be near him. We are praying for you not only today but everyday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!
Darius hodge - Jun 7, 2020
Kendra and family, I’m sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sue Blaine - Jun 6, 2020
Kendra so sorry for your loss.. sending prayers..Sue Smith Blaine
Kim Silver - Jun 6, 2020
Kendra, Phyllis and Donnie - I am so very sorry for your loss. Devin was a sweet, kind young man and I’m lucky to have been a part of his life. Love you all very much.
Susan - Jun 6, 2020
Devin was such a kind soul and gentle giant. His mother and i met at work when he was a pre-teen and have remained friends ever since. I have so many great memories of him and his family. Kendra, i can't imagine your pain. I love you so much. I pray for you, family and friends that had the privilege to know him and are grieving at this time. I know you are resting in peace now Dev....Love you Susan Bland
Bethany - Jun 6, 2020
To Kendra and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. He loved you all more than life.
Jay - Jun 6, 2020
For philyis and kendra. Sorry for your loss
Carol Whitney - Jun 5, 2020
Dear Polly. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. This is such a difficult time for you and I am here to do anything you might need. Losing someone close is so difficult but God will give you splice. God’s Love. Dr Carol
Katrina Bowling - Jun 5, 2020
Kendra and Long family, My deepest sympathy to the parents and family of Devin.
Kevin Nottingham - Jun 5, 2020
Prayers for Kendra and family. so sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry - Jun 5, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, Kindra. May God Comfort you, always. You are loved...
Hannah McCarty - Jun 5, 2020
I worked with Devin at wendys from 2017-2018. During that time he always was smiling and laughing. The best memories I have of Devin were when he would bring me snacks at the start of his shift when he knew I already had been working for a while, as well as him nicknaming me Wendy because I always had my hair tied in pigtails like Wendy. Devin showed his kind heart and loving mind every day at work, no matter what happened outside of wendys he came In happy and loved joking around with the rest of the crew. Devin was like a big brother to me and helped me through some tough times. He changed my life for the better. May he Rest In Peace.
Stephanie Cash - Jun 4, 2020
Kendra, God is holding you in his arms...your family are in our hearts and prayers... I cannot imagine the pain you are going through...we love you very much ..my deepest sympathy for your sweet son...love you so much !!
Jennings Slaughter - Jun 4, 2020
The entire Slaughter family is saddened about the loss of Devin. He was truly a fun and welcome guest at our house for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Betsy Reynolds - Jun 4, 2020
Kendra, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Though I never got to meet him, Jordan has told me what a sweet kind hearted boy to man he was. My heart aches for you. I am praying for comfort and peace for you and all of those who loved him!
Lauren Steger - Jun 4, 2020
Jeff, Kendra, and Polly and Long family, Wanted to wish you our sincerest Condolences from my family and I. I have very fond memories of spending a lot of time at Kendra’s house, as Liz, was my best friend for many years. I really enjoyed Devin’s company. I remember his kindness, his sense of humor, as well as his fierce heart for those he loved. I always thought very fondly of him. Upon hearing the news of his terrible tragedy, my heart breaks for all of you. A beautiful life taken way too soon. He will be forever missed. Sending all my thoughts and prayers to your family! Love, Lauren Steger
Bill and ilonka Deaton - Jun 3, 2020
Kendra, We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying the comfort of Jesus over your family. Blessing in Him Bill and ilonka Deaton
Brady and Anne Deaton - Jun 3, 2020
Dear Kendra: There are no words to fully express how sorry we feel for your loss. But there is deep, heartfelt sympathy for you and your family from all who care for you --- and we care for you. Love, Aunt Anne and Uncle Brady
Roger Deere Family - Jun 3, 2020
Jeff and Polly We are sorry to hear the lost of your son God bless to you all Roger Deere Family
Jennifer Ponchak - Jun 3, 2020
I was very sorry to hear about Devin. I feel like him and Forrest were inseparable when they were little. Prayers, comfort and peace to your family. Jennifer
Christina Deaton DeMarea - Jun 3, 2020
Dear Kendra, It has been more years than I care to count since we have seen each other. The news of this tragedy bridges those years and my aching heart to your broken one. I am so deeply sorry for this unimaginable pain that you and your family have to bear. I am thinking of you, praying for you and I am just so deeply sorry. Love your cousin, Christina
Judy Ross - Jun 2, 2020
Devin was a good person with a caring heart. He will be greatly missed. So sorry for your tragic loss. May the Holy Spirit bring you healing and comfort during this difficult time.
Connie Hamm - Jun 2, 2020
I am so sorry for y'all's loss Devin you are a wonderful kid I used to babysit you and Liam you are a wonderful person you will be truly missed I cannot believe this happened I am in tears right now my heart breaks for you and your family this is so hard to believe so sad you rest in peace young man we love you
Johnny Glenn Ross - Jun 2, 2020
We are sadden by the passing of Devin. Is there a service family can attend?