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JANEEDA JOY LONG




Janeeda Joy Long, 74, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday May 30, 2023. She was born on November 13, 1948, to her parents Lambert and Phyllis Weyer.


Janeeda, a lifelong resident of Des Moines where she raised her family with her loving husband Melvin (Mel) Long. She was a career Pathologist and retired from Iowa Lutheran Hospital.


Janeeda deeply loved her family and spent a lot of time at her grandchildren’s events: Baseball, softball, dance recitals etc… She was a very caring soul, always looking to help all those around her. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Janeeda was a member of Kingdom Life Family Ministries International and had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. As her health declined, she had no fear of crossing over, knowing she would soon be in the Arms of Jesus.


Janeeda is preceded in death by her parents and husband Mel and is now reunited with the Love of her Life. Janeeda had 3 children and is survived by her sons Terry Long and Rick (Melody) Weyer, both of Des Moines, and a daughter Melissa (Michael) Pardekooper of Runnells, IA. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren which filled her heart to overflowing. Janeeda dearly loved all of her family.


A Celebration of Life for both Janeeda and her husband Mel is planned for June 28th at the Thomas Mitchell Park Shelter house in Mitchellville from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to attend to share stories and celebrate the lives of these two very special individuals.



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