Janice McCorkle Long

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Janice Elaine Long, 71, of Bainbridge, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.

The Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 7th, 2022, at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. James Forrester and Rev. Chris Humphries officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lighthouse Children’s Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309 or Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, 1620 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210.

Janice was born Thursday, May 18th, 1950, in Blakely, Georgia, the daughter of Pat W. McCorkle and Dorothy Widner McCorkle. She was a graduate of Early County High School, Class of 1968; and received her AS degree in Home Economics from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and her BS in Home Economics from Georgia Southern University. Janice taught elementary classes at Calvary Christian School, Gadsden Christian Academy, and the Miller County School System. Known as the “Tater Lady”, she farmed and managed the vegetable operation of G. W. Long Farms for over 30 years. She loved cooking and taking care of her yard and flowers. Janice loved her family and always took care of others. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Jerry Long of Bainbridge, Ga.; her sons, Justin Long (Kelli) of Bainbridge, Ga., and Jared Long (Lori) of Moultrie, Ga.; her daughter, Jeanie Izurieta (Diego) of College Station, TX; her brothers, Dan McCorkle of Charleston, S.C., and Don McCorkle (Frances) of Blakely, Ga.; and her grandchildren, Addie Long, Wyatt Long, and Warren Long.