Huey Pierce Massey
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Huey Pierce Massey was born on May 10, 1929 and departed for Heaven on May 10, 2014, his 85th birthday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11am with Bro. Paul Casey and Bro. Cole Permenter officiating at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Visitation will be held before the funeral service from 9:30-11am at Edmonds. Interment will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Always a "glass-half-full" type of man, Huey was surrounded by loving family on his birthday. Near the end of the day, he died peacefully, having been assured the future was bright for all his family. Huey will be remembered by his many friends and extended family as always smiling, spreading sunshine to everyone he ever met. He bloomed wherever he was planted in his life. Huey Married Margaret Delma Hogan on April 2, 1953 and remained devoted to her all of his life. Their marriage exemplified love of the Lord, love of family and love of one another. Their life together was simple but full. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Delma Massey of Jonesboro, LA, one daughter, Kitten Statham and husband Butch of West Monroe, LA, one son, Eddie Massey of Kentson, NC, one sister, Ella Mae "Sis" Warren and husband Tommy of Lafayette, LA, one brother, Everett Massey and wife Beverly of Willis, TX, five grandchildren, Crystal Mitchell and husband Dallas of Lahaina, HI, Cole Permenter and wife Rikki of Clinton, LA, Jennifer Massey Dearman and husband Rickey, Daniel Massey and wife Sandy, Michael Massey and wife Sarahbeth all of West Monroe, LA, six great-grandchildren, Matthew Nevels, Jordan Boyd, Alexis Massey, Caden Cribbs, Jason Massey, Ranger Pierce Mitchell and another one in June. One step-grandson, Michael Statham and wife Kristy of West Monroe, LA, two step-great-grandsons, Parker and Cannon Statham.
Mr. Massey was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Mary Massey, three sisters, seven brothers, and his in laws, Mr. and Mrs. V.J. Hogan.
A veteran of the Korean War, Huey served as Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He loved telling "war stories," always with a humorous twist, to make people laugh. Despite the lighthearted telling of the tale, the listener always knew Huey's love of his country motivated him to risk his life during wartime, and he was fiercely loyal to his fellow soldiers and the USA. Huey supported his family all of his life, and retired from Stone Container after 30 years. He also was a founder and volunteer of the Ward Four Fire Department in Jonesboro, Louisiana. He was a Pallet Donor at the LifeShare Blood Center. Huey served as Deacon of the Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Louisiana, and loved leading the singing every Sunday.
His devotion to the church was evident, as he and his wife Delma were always the cornerstone of every "dinner on the grounds" and every celebration at the church. He walked with God every day, and loved his God, his country, and his family. He exemplified the word "hero." He was a leader in his quiet way, in all aspects of his life.
The family is eternally grateful for the love and care given by The Rosemont in West Monroe; to Karen Traxler, Administrator and her staff; MediNurse Kate Wiley; Michelle and Barbara of AlphaCare Home Health; First Choice Hospice and Debbie Rainwater; and to Daddy's "girls," Flesa Shaw, Viola Hodge-Coleman, Tammy Alford, Kattericka Hicks, and Ms. Henrietta Thomas. Their love for Huey and Delma (Daddy and Mother) have been a true blessing. Huey's home going is to be a celebration. His strength will be forever with us. As he always said, "The Good Lord always knows what we need before we ask."
Pallbearers will be, Terry Massey, William Massey, Marvin Hogan, Ray Littlejohn, Charles Hogan, Joey Pender, Ron Hogan and Roger Hogan.
You may send condolences and view our website at www.edmondsfuneralhome.com
Published in The News Star on May 13, 2014
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228 Allen Ave Jonesboro, LA 71251