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QUINCY- Betty Butler Massey went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2017. A service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Quincy, Florida. Private interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 4, 2017 from 4-6pm at the home of Terrance L. Massey Sr, 203 Alba Ave, Quincy FL, 32351.
Kathryn Elizabeth Butler Massey, also known as Betty, was born and raised in Calvary, Georgia. She graduated from Cairo High School and attended Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama. Once she graduated she moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she met her husband, R.L. Massey.
She was a devout wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She and R.L. resided in Quincy, Florida for over 50 years where she was the bookkeeper for Massey Drugs for over 40 years.
Betty was a member of the Pilot Club where she served as President. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Quincy, Florida where she worked in the children’s Sunday school department for years and maintained her faith throughout her entire life in the Naomi Sunday School Class.
The family wants to extend a special thanks to all of her caretakers over the past few years as well as the Magnolia House who exemplified outstanding care for Betty.
She is survived by her son, Terrance L Massey, Sr of Quincy; her grandchildren, Terrance L Massey, Jr (Sara) and Emily Massey Scala (Morgan), her great grand-child Elizabeth Day Massey, a brother, Ray Butler of Cairo, GA, a sister, Paula Chafin (John) of Tallahassee. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Lamar Massey of Port St Joe, Florida, and Lynn G. Massey of Cairo.
She was predeceased by her husband, R.L. Massey, daughter, Diane Massey, her parents, Paul and Sadye Butler, brother in law, Charles Terrance Massey, and sisters in law, Connie Butler, Marcelle McLeod, and Hilda Massey.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70, Quincy, Florida, 32351. Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL, (850-627-7677) is in charge of arrangements.
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