Melissa Janene Yates Long, 54, of Vernon, died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Vernon. A visitation was held on Monday evening at Sullivan Funeral Home. Interment will be held at a later date in Mansfield.
Long was born Monday, March 28, 1960 in Fort Worth. She was the daughter of Mary lou Canright Thomas and the late Cecil Thomas. She was married to Michael Long. She was a graduate of the Vernon LVN Nursing Program and attended the RN Nursing Program. She worked for Wynwood as an LVN and caregiver. She was a cosmetologist beautician. She was owner and operator of Misty & Co. Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Long of the home; her mother, Mary Lou Canright Thomas of Fort Worth; four sons, Kevin Bason of Fort Worth, Craig Yates of Joshua, Chris Yates of Weatherford and Charles Yates of Fort Worth; one daughter, Stormie Long Patrick of Vernon; one brother, Sam Wallace of Benbrook, and seven grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.