The funeral of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader Bishop Eddie L. Long was held yesterday. Thousands members, followers, friends and family gathered to say farewell to the spiritual leader.
The funeral, which his family said was a celebration of his life, lasted nearly six hours. Long’s family, clergy, former Gov. Roy Barnes, Deion Sanders and many others delivered emotional tributes.
The funeral was open coffin and Long was laid to rest wearing a clerical gown. The coffin Long was laid to rest in reportedly cost over $100,000. Long died Jan. 15, following a battle with an aggressive cancer. He was 63.