City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Robin Dale Long

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 69.
Died 09/26/2022.

Robin Dale Long
Robin Dale Long, 69, of Raleigh NC passed away September 26, 2022 at 8:25 am surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her life partner, James Luigi Ammons of Raleigh, daughters; Aimee Pettigrew and her husband Gray Pettigrew of Graham, Renee Cook aka Bald Headed Baby and her life partner Chelsea Cole of Fuquay Varina, Kristin Tucker and her husband Jerrard Tucker of Wooster, Ohio; She was preceded in death by her first grandson Bradley Joyner. Surviving grandchildren are Andrew Joyner of Rocky Mount, Paige Struchen of Graham, Apphia, Everly, Tristina, and Miraya Tucker of Wooster, Ohio. Siblings are Blake Long of Tennessee, Kim Vick and her husband Keith of Nashville, and Brian Long and his wife Joyce of Nashville. Robin was also loved by her many nieces and nephews. Lastly, her beloved fur- baby Beau.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to BCRF, (

The sun shines brightest when Robin is near. Your smile and laughter were anchors to our souls. Your words grounded us, building us into a wholeness and likeness of you as if we were your personal brick and mortar. You wore your heart on your sleeve. Empathizing with the weak, balling your fist and shaking your head at or against injustice, poverty, and cancer. You used your voice to lift prayers for us and those you felt needed it more than you. Your strength like steal although forces continually pulled against you, you didn’t cave, you stood firmer gritting your teeth against the waves of uncertainty to protect all those you loved “bunches and bunches” from hurt and disparities all the while petting your precious pup Beau, who you too rescued, loved and adored. You really wore a cape, a crown and held a scepter “poof…poof” you say. It will go away.

You are so incredibly quirky and absolutely lovely. Your beauty, generosity and kindness are like your red lipstick brushing on top of your cup, impressions that will not ever come off. You always look fancy in your dresses, red lips, mascara and painted toes. Soap opera ready. You are now sipping with the King of Kings wearing a crown and royal robes, a beauty never fading, ever increasing bold and free.

Always surprising us. You have so many talents that are woven into each of us. A gift with words, a flair for drama, canvases and paint, crochet and sewing. Cooking, like it’s easy street without a cookbook, a stick of butter and a lot of salt. You have an ease of turning something around and making it funny. You entertained us with your facial expressions, your quick sarcasm and your “black heart” humor.

Your faith is your rock and has now become your very sight. You clung on and to Him in the storm of cancer, pain, disappointment and sometimes defeat. But Oh, How you rise. You are now loved completely and experiencing the greatest love the world will ever know. That is the soundtrack that you will play and dance to . When we get there we will join in your song, hold your hands and spin around and around again.

Until then…love us

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations