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Rebecca Ann Long

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Rebecca Ann Long, 69, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, in the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center after a long illness.

Born in Columbus County, April 26, 1952, Ann was a daughter of the late James Bryant and Sudie Mae Griffin Babson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pooley Simmons; siblings, Silas Warren Babson, Martha Dean Fowler, James Ogal Babson, Betty Jane Smith and Jackie Lane Babson.

Ann was a CNA and worker for many years as a healthcare professional who will be remembered for the compassionate care and dedication to her patients. She was also a longtime member of Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July, 25, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Laura Viau officiating. Michael J Fulwood Funeral Service of Ocean Isle Beach served the family.

Surviving are four children, Bonnie Bruce (Steve), Matthew Hall, Jonathan Simmons, Joshua Simmons (Crystal); five siblings, Steve Babson (Debbie), Jerry Babson, Willie Babson, Lynda Babson, Richard Babson (Teresa); 10 grandchildren, Kimberly Lauzon, Heather Olander (Steve Olander II), Cory Coleman (Mackenzie Coleman), Gabrielle Hall, Cody Hall, Lakin King, Tiffany Bruce, Cartier Bruce, Cameron Bruce, Caleb Bruce; and seven great-grandchildren, Caleb Poindexter, Noah Poindexter, Jacob Poindexter, Lucas Olander, Jay Olander, Liam Long, Jesse Coleman.

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The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in her name to the Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive, Shallotte, N.C. 28470 or online at

Online condolences are encouraged and may be sent to the family at

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