Katie Ann Boyles Massey, of Mt. Hope, Alabama also known as “Kate” and affectionately known to loved ones as “Mema”, passed away peacefully at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp, Alabama on September 8, 2020. She was 81 years of age.
The funeral service will be held Saturday September 12th at Mt. Hope Baptist Church. Bro. Alan Jeffreys will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services at 11:00 am. Burial will be held at Mt. Hope Methodist Cemetery following funeral services. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lawrence Funeral Home.
Katie was born in Mt. Hope, Alabama on September 28, 1938 to Phillip and Cleo Reed Boyles. She was married to Sherman Massey in July of 1956 until his passing in May of 1984.
Katie graduated from Mt. Hope High School, and from the University of North Alabama. She received a master’s degree in education from Athens State University. She retired from the Alabama public school system where she taught in various capacities for over two decades. She had a love for travel and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was also actively involved in Mt. Hope Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the organ and piano as well as singing in the choir. She was also actively involved with the Mt. Hope Senior Nutrition Center.
Kate is survived by her two sons, David Massey and his wife Sherri of Slocomb, Alabama and Mart Massey and his wife Donna of Joiner, Arkansas as well as her seven grandchildren, Matt Massey (Crystal), Kera Massey Cooper (Kyle), Robin Massey Clayton (Will), Lauren Massey Anderson (Michael), Allyson Massey Tucker (Joshua), Libby Massey and Grant Massey. She has three great grandchildren Adie Anderson, Jack Anderson and Gus Cooper and many other family members and close friends.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents Phil and Cleo Boyles as well as her husband Sherman Massey and sister Sudera Boyles Garrison.
Pallbearers will be Katie’s grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Hope School Library, 8455 County Road 23, Mt. Hope, AL 35651 (256) 905-2470; Mount Hope Senior Center, 3142 County Road 460, Mt. Hope, AL 35651 (256) 974-8432; Mount Hope Baptist Church, 7771 County Road 23, Mt. Hope, AL 35651 (256) 974-1871; or The Caring Place (Community Clothes Closet and Ministry of Hope) 1039 County Road 32, Mt. Hope. AL 35651 (678) 446-2692.
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