OBITUARY

Barbara Jones Griffin Massey

January 6, 1942February 7, 2021

Mrs. Barbara Jones Massey was born in Coraopolis, PA on January 6, 1942 to Ernest and Mildred Jones. She was the eldest of their 6 children. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband and father of her three children, Billy Ray Massey, her youngest child, Stephanie Renee Massey, her father, mother, and a brother named Richard who passed away at the age of 18 months. Barbara passed away on February 7, 2021 at the age of 79. She suffered from Parkinson’s disease for more than 28 years and succumbed to complications thereof. She was a native of Mobile, AL and graduated from Satsuma High School in 1960. She married that same year and soon after, she started her family. Barbara was a dedicated mother, wife and even more so, a dedicated and faithful Christian. She was a full-time working mom and a talented pianist, accordion and organ player with a beautiful singing voice, all of which she used in service to the Lord.

Barbara is survived by her two eldest children, Stephen Massey, Denise Massey Godwin, (Rusty), her four grandchildren, Tasha Sprague, Zachary Massey, (Arianna), Melissa Massey, Amber Massey, her four great grandchildren, Kenley Clayton, Kirsten and Erin Gurley, Madison Smith, her four siblings, Leland Jones, (Carolyn), Pat Green, Oran Jones, (Robin), Barry Jones, (Jan), and their families.

Barbara’s job with International Paper transferred her to Dallas, Texas in 1980. From there she hired on with Weyerhaeuser in Hot Springs, AR. She and Bill remained in Arkansas until 2009 when they moved back to Mobile so her eldest daughter could help her with her care. No matter the trials she faced, she never turned her back on God and never lost sight of her ultimate goal... to live eternally with the King of kings

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Pine Crest Funeral Home, with a chapel service immediately following. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Barbara’s daughter, Denise, would like to convey her deepest heart felt gratitude to a very special young woman, Kaylee Cox, of Southern Care Hospice. Kaylee took care of Barbara as her hospice nurse. She went above and beyond to make sure that Barbara’s needs were met and treated her as if she were her own mother. She would be at her bedside at any hour she was needed and spent many nights sitting with Barbara and Denise in Barbara’s last moments. Kaylee, the family cannot thank you enough for the attention and care you gave Barbara during this past year and for being at her bedside in her final hours. May God bless you and continue to lead and guide you in this special calling He has placed in your heart to help His children in their time of need.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Nancy (Ennis) Burleson

February 27, 2021

So very sorry to read of Barbara's passing. We had many years working together at Weyerhaeuser, and some fun times traveling on those business trips to Seattle. No matter what life dealt her, Barb was always smiling and kind to everyone. May God continue to bless your family, as He did with Barb. - Nancy Burleson

Oran Jones

February 25, 2021

Barbara, my oldest Sis, you are dearly missed here. But, I am relieved for your release from your mortal body to everlasting peace and freedom from all pain and suffering, forevermore rejoicing with our Savior and so many friends and loved ones! “Absent from the mortal body, present with the Lord!” So long for now; not goodbye; we will see you on that beautiful shore! Love you, Sis!

Love,
Oran and Robin

Marjorie (Pat) Green

February 9, 2021

So many memories of me and my sister! We were always so close that many people thought we were twins! Where did all the years go and how did they fly by so quickly? We were only sixteen months apart. We grew up in church, with our parents teaching us to sing and then to play instruments by ear. I will miss you but it won’t be long before we are reunited!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY