Velna Joyce Masson

July 16, 1933June 17, 2014

Velna “Joyce” Masson, 80, of Tampa, FL., left for heaven on Tuesday, June 17th 2014 from the Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace, FL. due to a stroke. Joyce was born the 9th child of 11 on July 16th, 1933 in Dover, FL. to Thomas “Sam” and Mary E. Simpson. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years; Ron Masson and her 3 children: Mike Kromer (Janet) of Naples, FL., Gary Kromer (Tracy) of Tampa, FL. and Tanya Richardson (Bill) of Brooksville, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and siblings: Sonny Simpson of Dover, FL. and Betty Ford of Lebanon, MO. She graduated from Turkey Creek High School in Dover, FL. and attended banking studies at the University of Tampa. She had a successful 30 year career in banking in Tampa, FL. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. Funeral services will be held at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home at 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL., Friday, June 20th. The family will receive friends from 9 AM to 10 AM, with the service and internment to follow.


  • Visitation Friday, June 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 20, 2014

Velna Joyce Masson

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Amanda Belcher

June 30, 2014

A mother is a special friend and my heart aches for you and your family. May your thoughts and memories, make you smile when you think of her.

God Bless You,

Renay Mclendon

June 20, 2014

I have the pleasure of knowing her daughter and she is a real treasure. Knowing the apple doesn't fall far from the tree I know she (Velna) was also a great person. All my love and condolences to the family. God be with you in you bereavement.

Janet Kromer

June 20, 2014

My heart aches at the loss of my wonderful mother-in-law. What an honor it has been, to have her in my life, all these years. I am so happy that she is no longer in pain and is at peace in Heaven. We'll miss you terribly, Joyce.

Sherry (Simpson)Carlisle

June 20, 2014

Dear Mikie,Gary and Tanya, Your Mom was such a special aunt to us. I couldn't wait when I heard that ya'll were coming out to Grandma's to visit. Those were some good times. I hope they were as memorable for ya'll as they were for me!! I lost my Mom (Geraldine) in Feb. It was one of the most painful and hardest thing I have ever experienced. Just know, it will get easier as time goes by. Put your trust in God that His enduring love will carry you through these sad times. Your sweet Mother is in Heaven with our Grandma Simpson and with my Mama too. I pray you all find peace and comfort in knowing that we that have faith in Jesus Christ, will be reunited with our loved ones again one day. Love you all, Sherry K, (Aunt Joyce's other niece)

Sandra Reincke

June 19, 2014

Tanya, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and Light, Sandy and Kurt.

June 19, 2014

We didn't have the pleasure of knowing Joyce,but we know her sister Betty and have heard so many wonderful things about your family. My Husband and I want to send our Love and Prayers . May God Bless you all. Steve and Donna Uplinger , Lebanon Mo.

Cheryl Blair

June 19, 2014

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Harvey Parsons

June 18, 2014

Gary & Tracy, Freda and I truly love you guys and very sorrowful of hearing of the passing of your mother. If there's anything we can do please let us know. May God comfort and strengthen you through these tough times.

Betty Ford

June 18, 2014

I loved my sister.. She was so blessed with two wonderful sons and a beautiful & wonderful daughter and their families.

Samir Osman

June 18, 2014

Gary, Tracy and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you, sorry for your loss.