Farmington - Jeffery E Long, 66, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Please join the family for calling hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following at noon on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Calvary Assembly of God, 3429 Chili Ave, Rochester NY 14624. A livestream of the service can be viewed at rcalvary.org/jefflong
Jeff was passionate about leadership, church planting and mentoring the next generation. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Life Changing Churches Fund. To donate visit give.theninevehnetwork.org and select Apply my gift to “Life Changing Churches Fund”.
Jeff was born the son of Elliott and the late Ginny (Moss) Long on September 29, 1955, in Memphis, TN. He was raised in Mayville, NY attending Mayville schools. Jeff married the love of his life, Beth (Mattke), on January 1, 1977, in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Jeff and Beth then moved to Holmen, WI where they planted a church for five and a half years. They then moved to Wolcott, NY where they revitalized and pastored a church for 7 years. Jeff and Beth then moved back to Asbury Theological Seminary to pursue his Doctor of Ministry. A few years later, Jeff and Beth settled in Farmington, NY where he faithfully pastored Farmington United Methodist Church for twenty-three years before retiring on June 27, 2021. Jeff spent his last year traveling with his bride, Beth, and continued to mentor pastors and church planters. Jeff’s priority was his family, including his two sons Bryan and Brent and their families. He also found time for bike riding, encouraging others, fantasy football, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.
Jeff will be remembered by his loving wife, Beth Long, children Bryan (Molly) Long and their children Mia, Micah and Rudy, Brent (Amy) Long and their children Vander and Kyler, his father, Elliott Long; brother, Jerry (Christine) Long, and many other members of his extended family.
Please write a memory or condolence to the family by visiting www.halstedpatrickfuneralhome.com.