Brittney L. Long

  • Born: March 8, 1995
  • Died: November 3, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

STERLING – Brittney Long, age 24, formerly of Polo died at her home Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Brittney was born on March 8, 1995 in Dixon the daughter of Brad and Barbara (McBride) Long. She was employed as a CNA at Regency Care of Sterling.
Survivors include, one son, Levi McBride of Sterling; her father, Brad Long of Polo; her mother, Barbara (Robert) Helton of Dixon; two sisters, April (Nathan Stone) McBride of Dixon and Amanda (John) Carroll of Grand Detour; one brother, Steven McBride of Dixon; paternal grandparents, Roger and Carole Long of Woodstock; maternal grandmother, Cathy McBride of Ashton; one nephew, Colton McBride of Dixon.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Fred McBride; maternal grandparents, Nick and Judy Padulla; aunt and uncle, Kim and Vincent Haney.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Polo and from 9:30-10:30 AM Friday at the church. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday at the church with Reverend Terrie Wilder officiating. Burial will follow at Brookville Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements completed by the McDonald Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart breaks for you and your family. I just read the news today and can't even imagine your pain and loss. Our prayers are with you all.
Al and Angie Delhotal

Posted by Angie Delhotal - Dixon, IL - Family Friend   November 13, 2019

I worked with Brittney and she was the best hall partner. She was an amazing caregiver and we always had so much fun working together. I've yet to meet someone who didn't love her. I can't understand why her life was taken so soon- she was truly a great person. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Emily Higley - Sterling, IL - Coworker   November 08, 2019

Sending our deepest sympathy to you all.
As the days continue to pass, we hope you find comfort and support in the family and friends that surround you and yours and the wonderful memories you all carry in your minds and in your hearts.
God speed to you all. Love to you all.

Posted by Michelle Duncan - Moore, OK - Family   November 08, 2019

We got to know Brittney when she was our neighbor. We always enjoyed talking to her. She was beautiful, sweet & kind. Our deepest sympathy to her family. May God hold her tight & give her peace.

Posted by Janet Brown - Polo, IL - Neighbor   November 07, 2019

Your family has my deepest sympathy and sorrow. You are in my prayers during this difficult and grievous time!

Posted by Lois Bartelt - Fennvilke, MI - Family Friend   November 07, 2019

I met Brittney when she was pregnant with Levi and recently ran into her again. She beamed when she talked about Levi, and was so proud of her little boy and how smart he is. I am praying for all those who loved her. It is an unthinkable loss.

Posted by Elizabeth Todd - Acquaintance   November 07, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Annette Hatchett - Dixon, IL - Coworker   November 06, 2019

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you
remember Brittney!
In Christ's love!Ray

Posted by Ray O'Dell - Ashton   November 06, 2019

Condolences to the entire McBride/Long family

Posted by Shawn Brooks - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Friend   November 06, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you Brad, and to all of our family. Much love, your cousin, Ellen

Posted by Ellen Anderson - Dallas, TX - Family   November 06, 2019


Dear Brittney your smile is and will be forever contagious it saddens me that such a beautiful person with a wonder heart had been taken at such a young age and that a child has lost his mother your always going to be remembered forever RIP my beautiful friend the Lord has an amazing angel looking over your child and your family and friends keep that smile on your face strong and light up the sky when it's dark and scary!

Posted by Patricia (Trish) Rideout - Geneseo, IL   November 06, 2019


Our prayers and thoughts are with all of Brittney's family .

Posted by Jim and Karen Baartz - Woodstock, IL   November 06, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers for all of Brittney's family .

Posted by Jim and Karen Baartz - Woodstock, IL   November 06, 2019