Martha Ward Massie, age 86 of Tazewell, VA entered into her eternal rest in God's presence early Monday morning, November 27, 2017 leaving behind her beloved Tazewell for an even brighter place.
A lifetime member of the Tazewell Presbyterian Church, Martha was a true servant of her Lord who showed hospitality and Christian charity to all whom the Lord placed in her path. Martha worked as a Kindergarten assistant at Tazewell Elementary School for many years. After retirement, she volunteered at several different places including church work, hospital auxiliary, A Child Shall Lead Them Food Pantry, and Lilies of the Field. She enjoyed traveling extensively with her dear friends, Fred and Iva Dean, and Carolyn Kitts.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Heritage Hall Tazewell, for the loving and personal care shown to our Mother.
Martha will be fondly remembered by those whose lives she touched.
Born September 25, 1931 in Tazewell, VA she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Estelle Moore Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-one years, Sheffey Bramwell Massie and her beloved sister, Elizabeth Nash.
She leaves behind her five children and their spouses: Marsha and Steve Stinson, Charlotte and Larry Wilson, Robert and Becky Massie, Melissa and Jim Thompson, and Bram and Christy Massie, along with fourteen grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, countless others who called her "Granny" because of her nurturing love, and many special friends.
Following a private burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA, the family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Tazewell Presbyterian Church where a Memorial Service will be conducted at 3 PM with the Reverend Larry Wilson and the Reverend Dr. Dave Gilbert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tazewell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 26, Tazewell, VA 24651 and/or A Child Shall Lead Them Food Pantry, P.O. Box 694, Tazewell, VA 24651.
Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, VA is serving the Massie family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on November 27, 2017