As the city of Atlanta mourned the death of Bishop Eddie Long Sunday, his daughter gave us a glimpse of how the family will choose to remember him: as a great husband and father.
In a photo posted on her Instagram page, Taylor Long, the late preacher’s daughter called her father “perfect” and said she didn’t blame God for wanting him back.
I love you Dad. Thank you for being perfect. I cherish every moment i've shared w/ you even up to your last breath. I don't blame God for wanting you back, i would too. everything i do is for you, it's been my honor to be your daughter. thank you for being the greatest example of a wonderful father & husband. You kicked cancers ass! Job Well Done my angel.❤️
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“I love you Dad. Thank you for being perfect,” she wrote Sunday alongside a photo of her and her father. “I cherish every moment I’ve shared with you even up to your last breath. I don’t blame God for wanting you back, I would too. Everything I do is for you, it’s been my honor to be your daughter. Thank you for being the greatest example of a wonderful father and husband. You kicked cancer’s ass! Job well done my angel.”
Her post came as many on social media struggled with how to remember the oft-controversial leader of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one the country’s largest mega churches. The controversies include allegations of sexual conduct that have followed him for years.
Long died of an aggressive form of cancer, the church said in a statement Sunday. He was 63 years old, and survived by his wife, four children — Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor — and three grandchildren.