Lottie Lucia Miller Massie
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November 5, 1917 ~ September 24, 2013
ABBEVILLE - Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church honoring the life of Lottie Lucia Miller Massie, 95, of Abbeville, LA died peacefully on September 24, 2013 when she was called to her eternal resting place by Our Lord and Savior.
She was born on November 5, 1917 to the late Dr. Preston Joseph Miller of Abbeville, LA and Laura Broussard of Cow Island, LA; and was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Marie Summers; and brother Preston Joseph Miller, Jr. who lovingly referred to her as "Toodles".
She is survived by her two children, Laura Lucia Massie Hayes of Charleston, SC and Charles William Massie III and his wife Eileen of Lafayette, LA; six grandchildren, Charles William Massie IV, Christian Chadwick Massie and his wife Tricia, Katherine Lizabeth Massie, Laura Lucia Carothers and her husband Beall, Paul Anthony Hayes, III and his wife Stacey and Morgan Ellen Massie; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She graduated in education from SU/LSU (where she was voted as having the "prettiest legs") and taught the 3rd grade for 30(+) years in Abbeville and Henry, LA before retiring to work in her gardens where she kept fresh flowers in and around her home especially her favorite pink colored blossoms.
Her family was the first to sign the largest oil and gas lease in Vermilion Parish in the late 1950's which kept her active in the business most of her adult life in addition to cattle and rice farming on her family property in Forked Island ,LA.
She had a lifelong devotion to the rosary which many recall her praying constantly while driving on trips to New Orleans and places beyond. She became a Lay Carmelite in Abbeville. She will also be remembered for her large hats and black automobiles cruising between Abbeville and Lafayette searching for her latest hidden treasures. She was truly a southern lady and leaves this earth but not the hearts of those left behind ... God rest her soul.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville, 209 S. St. Charles Street, on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. when the procession will depart for the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vincent-abbeville.com.
All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Abbeville (337) 893-4661.
Published in the The Advertiser on Sept. 26, 2013