305 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-389-5441
Fax: 540-389-2107
Emma Long

Emma Smith Caldwell Long

Monday, January 16th, 1933 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Emma Smith Caldwell Long, 86, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 5, 2019.

She worked as an administrative secretary at the Salem VA Medical Center. Following retirement, she went on to become a real estate agent. She was an active member of CommUNITY Church in Salem, and loved her flowers and growing tomato plants. She adored her grandkids (biological and adopted), and loved spending time with them.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Irvin and Ruby Queen Albert Smith; husband, Raymond Long; son, John Edward Caldwell; brothers, Sherman and Lawrence Smith; and nephew, Sam Smith.

Her surviving family includes her son, Brian Caldwell and wife, Carol Anne; grandchildren, Ethan and Eli Caldwell; siblings, Stanley Smith, Joyce Davies, and James Smith and wife, Nancy; adopted family, Mark Jones, Vicky Jones, Travis Jones, and Sarah Jones; special friend, Beulah Overstreet; and many extended family members.

Special thanks is given to Lewis-Gale’s Intensive Care Coronary Unit for its outstanding compassion that was extended as well as the folks at Joseph Thomas Center for their great care and comfort during the past months.

A period of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, in the funeral home’s chapel. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the Centennial Christian Church Cemetery in McCoy, Va. The Rev. Shake Smith will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to a local volunteer EMS, the children’s offering at church, or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 10:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Shake Smith
  • Interment

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    Centennial Christian Church Cemetery
    Centennial Road
    McCoy, Virginia 24111
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jim Clifton

Posted at 07:26am
We're so saddened to learn of Emma's passing. She was a kind and thoughtful person and a dear friend to my parents, Jack and Mollie Clifton.

Elaine C.Batten

Posted at 05:55pm
So sorry about your mom Brian,i didnt know where she was or i would have visited her.prayers for you and the kids,God bless ..

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