New details released for Bishop Eddie Long memorial service

Bishop Eddie Long (L) embraces a friend at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church . The Lithonia megachurch pastor died at 63. (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

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Bishop Eddie Long (L) embraces a friend at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church . The Lithonia megachurch pastor died at 63. (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

New details have been released for the funeral services of Bishop Eddie L. Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia.

Long, 63, an influential and controversial pastor died Sunday after battling an aggressive form of cancer. He had recently celebrated his 29th pastoral anniversary. At its height, New Birth had more than 25,000 members. It continued to have a global reach.

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Channel 2's Audrey Washington reports.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd. in Lithonia.

Long will lie in-repose from 8 a.m. until the service begins.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Jan. 24, at the church, according to Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, which is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests that any floral arrangements be in white or off-white.

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