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Willie Blanche Creech Massengill

October 18, 1920January 31, 2020

Willie Creech Massengill, age 99 of Dunn, departed this life on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dunn.

Ms. Massengill was born on October 18, 1920 in Johnston County the daughter of the late Hervie and Lessie Creech and is preceded in death by husband, Charles Edward Massengill, Sr. She is also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 Sisters.

She is survived by a 5 sons: Charles Edward Massengill, Jr. and wife Barbara of Benson, James Larry Massengill and wife Judy of Dunn, Lynwood Massengill and wife Sandy of Dunn, George Terry Massengill and wife Connie of Erwin, Timothy Massengill and Jane West of Erwin; 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren & 1 Great Great Grandchild and one on the way; A Half Sister: Faye Williams.

You are cordially invited to a time of visitation from 1:00 PM until 3:00 Pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home.

A funeral service to commemorate the life of Willie Massengill will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Cromartie Miller Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Don Mitchell officiating. She will be laid to rest in Harnett Devotional Gardens with her sons serving as pallbearers.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home of Dunn. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cromartiemiller.com


  • Hervie Creech, Father (deceased)
  • Lessie Creech, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles Edward Massengill, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Charles Edward Massengill, Jr. and wife Barbara, Son
  • James Larry Massengill and wife Judy, Son
  • Lynwood Massengill and wife Sandy, Son
  • George Terry Massengill and wife Connie, Son
  • Timothy Massengill and Jane West, Son
  • 11 Grandchildren
    16 Great-Grandchildren
    1 Great-Great-Grandchild on the way


  • Receiving Of Friends Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 2, 2020


Willie Blanche Creech Massengill

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Dennis McPhillips

February 14, 2020

I had the pleasure of living with my Aunt Willie and Uncle Ed during the summer of 1964 and , though I have many fond memories of that time, none are more lasting than the love and acceptance I received from this lady. The way she would look upon your face and into your eyes in the morning, or anytime you visited after a time away, that look of true, heartfelt love I will never forget. It was my pleasure to see her one last time a few months before her passing. While sitting next to her she gave me that look one last time and said "You know I love you - don't you". I choose to believe she knew who I was at that moment, but whether she did or did not doesn't matter because this is who she was, One who loved and wanted you to know it.

Sandy Massengill

February 3, 2020

Over the past three years, I have witnessed an enormous bond between parent and child. My husband faithfully shared his love and adoration with Willie daily. Smiles, hugs, tears, laughter and esteemed conversations were observed by myself and many others in our community. Truly a bond in which death shall never separate...thanks be to our risen Lord. A cousin shared with me of Lynwood’s dedication...stating”to say his dedication was heroic would be an understatement.” I agree. Willie passed in his loving arms...how appropriate. God’s grace and love to him and his brothers. May each of their lives reflect her nurturing spirit. Sandy Massengill

Olga Perez

February 2, 2020

Willie was one of my sweetest patients
Everytime I went to her to give her medicine, she always had a smile on her face. A smile of pure sweetness and love. Everytime I finished with her, she would always say, "Thank you so much! I love you!" And she would always blink her pretty blue eye at me. I always called her my baby. She truly was my baby, and will always have a spot in my heart. I'm sad she's no longer here, but my spirit rejoices knowing that's she's in the presence of almighty God, and she's in peace with Jesus. Willie, you will always be my baby, I love you. Love, Olga.

Jennifer Lawn ( Massengill)

February 1, 2020

I remember you taking care of me and Chris every summer we came to visit. We loved to come to Lynn’s because we knew summers would be great at your house.
Swinging in the back yard.
Climbing on top of the metal shed to get plums to eat.
Running back and forth to the nursery.
Running thru the sprinkler.
Playing dress up in your closet.
You used to let me wear your Forget Me Not bracelet when no one was around.
I tried on your shoes.
You let me play in your night cream that smells so amazing.
Grandpa used to take us for donuts when you had your hair fixed every week.
I used to love Grandpas argyle socks as he sat in his recliner.
You always had our cousins there for us to play with.
You made sure I knew how to boil noodles and wash dishes.
You showed me what a lady should be.
You told me about the old days modeling clothes - I think it was.
You had a box on top of the closet full of pictures that you let me look thru.
You made an impression on my heart when everyone else left me.
I’m glad you got to meet my children Zakkary , Rylan and Delaney.
I would not be who I am without you.
I love you grandma.
You were the best memories of my summers in Dunn.

Melody Moore

February 1, 2020

I have so many precious memories of Aunt Willie, from my childhood, when I would visit and enjoy her amazing cooking and kind words, to more recent times when she welcomed my child and I with an embrace and loving words. She gave the best hugs and the had the sweetest voice. She will be missed. I can see her now dancing and laughing with her sisters and brothers in spirit.

Ann Little

February 1, 2020

This was an amazing lady! I trusted her with my 2 girls completely! She didn’t teach “school”, she taught right from wrong, sharing, compassion, and love. Heaven has truly gained a beautiful angel!
We love you Mrs. Massengill.....❤️

Ann Little
Kelly Stone Thompson
Amanda Little Riggs

Peggy Coleman

February 1, 2020

Sweet lady always. Used to love to visit. Our parents thought alot of each other.