Ila Mae Anderson Long, age 83, of Orlando, Florida passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Health Central Hospital after a brief illness. Born March 10, 1935 in Ocoee, FL, she was the third of six children of William Otis and Georgia Mae (Bodiford) Anderson. She was a graduate of Lakeview High School in Ocoee, and also attended Glad Tidings Church there. She married Leamon Donald Long in 1953 and together they raised six children.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed. Her sweet disposition and caring nature will be long remembered by family and friends alike.
In addition to her parents, Ila Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon, two brothers, William and Vernon Anderson, one sister, Irene Peden, and one son, Donald Long. She is survived by two sisters, Alice Hurley of Marion, IL and Betty Rippy of Wilson, NC; four daughters – Loretta Spradlin of Orlando, FL, Cindy Connor of Greensboro, NC, Debby Powell of Cadwell, GA, and Theresa Cornett of Bristol, VA – and one son, Timothy Long of Orlando, FL; along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 13 from 6 – 8 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, August 14, at 11 AM and graveside rites at Highland Memory Gardens in Forest City immediately thereafter.