Jo Ann Long

jo long
Jo Ann Perry Long - Age 87, of West Nashville, passed away on December 1, 2022. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 11AM, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Garden of Serenity) with Reverend David M. Lay officiating. Visitation with the family will be at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 6300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209 on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 2:30PM until 6:30PM. Jo Ann was born in Youngville, Robertson County, Tennessee to Robert Joe Perry and Flora Garrison Perry on April 15, 1935. She went to Springfield High School in Springfield, Tennessee graduating in 1953. She graduated from the Park View Hospital LPN program in 1973 and worked as a nurse at Park View Hospital until 1986. She met her future husband when she was nine years old in Adams, Tennessee. She married Vincent W. Long, Jr. (Buddy) on September 27, 1953, at her sister’s home in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Joann is preceded in death by her husband in October 2009. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Joe Perry and Flora Perry, sister, Eva Mae Perry Taylor, and her devoted grandson, Joey DiPasquale. Joann is survived by her daughters, Vinise (David) Aldous and Susan (Danny) Oliver, her grandson, Brad (Kristen) DiPasquale, her grandson, Jason (Rebecca) Oliver, and six great grandchildren, Maci DiPasquale, Malli DiPasquale, Lilly Roth, Hadlee and Hayes Oliver, and Maddie Hinton, her nieces, Charlotte Taylor Moseley, of Springfield, Tennessee and Jeannie Bailey, of Birmingham, Alabama, and nephew, Carl Wayne Bailey, of Athens, Alabama, and her furry best friend, Benjamin. Memorials may be given to St. John’s United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund, 6300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 or the Last Minute Toy Store. You can contact them at: These two organizations were very important to the Long family as Jo Ann and Bud devoted many hours supporting them. The family of Jo Ann Perry Long wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at The Trace for their kindness shown to her and family during her stays there. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue's only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.

View current weather.

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline


    • There’s an old song, “When the evening sun goeth down, will there be any stars in my crown”. Joann Long will have multiple stars in her crown! Her generosity of spirit was wide ranging and a beautiful testament to her faith. Winston Churchhill said “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. Joann gave and gave.. So wear your crown my dear and lovely friend. You left us a wonderful example of grace and love. Nancy Watson

  1. Prayers for you and family,Jo Ann and I were golf widows together and I have fond memories of that time in our lives. Sweet lady! Betty Howard

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle