OBITUARY

Mary Margaret Massey

July 2, 1932November 26, 2019

Margaret Massey left this earth to join her loved ones in her eternal home on November 26, 2019. Margaret was born very close to the 4th of July, specifically, on July 2, 1932. And, she was a firecracker!! Margaret, an only child, was born to Aubra and Annie Sue Alderson at Memorial Baptist Hospital in downtown Houston, Texas. Margaret grew up in Houston’s East End, attended Cage Elementary, Jackson Junior High and graduated from Stephen F. Austin Senior High School. She met her husband of 53 years, Harry, on a blind date. Harry had served 4 years in the Navy and had been honorably discharged for 3 months when they met. 7 days later, she had an engagement ring, and 3 months and 4 days later, they were married at Park Place Baptist Church in Houston, Texas on January 30, 1953. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Harry had gone to work for Shell Oil in Deer Park in 1952, so they chose to make Pasadena, Texas their home, moving in on December 19, 1953. Exactly 35 years later, on December 19, 1988, they moved into a new home they had built on the Pasadena/Deer Park border. Margaret did not work outside of the home, but took pride in providing a loving and welcoming home for Harry and family and friends through the years.

Margaret and Harry loved to travel and made many road trips over the years, visiting all the 48 states within the continental United States. Harry remained in contact with his Navy buddies from his 4 years in the service, and some of their travels were for reunions with those guys and their families. The Navy group came to Pasadena, Texas in 2003 for Margaret and Harry’s 50th wedding anniversary. Harry predeceased Margaret on November 12, 2005. Following Harry’s death, Margaret’s traveling turned to cruises…she went to Alaska several times with a group of friends from church. Margaret had many interests, cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting, tatting, reading, watching TV, playing cards and games, but most of all, she enjoyed people. Margaret never met a stranger and never hesitated to speak to people she had never seen before, no matter where…a restaurant, the grocery store, a department store. And, if you were Margaret’s friend, she stayed in touch with you, over the miles and over the years. She kept the phone lines hot.

Due to advanced macular degeneration, Margaret had to give up some of her independence and quit driving a few years back. In 2018, realizing her limitations, she left her home in Deer Park and moved to Heartis Senior Living Facility in Webster. Her last home was Focused Care in Pasadena. Margaret was a Christian, having accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 9 at Palacious By The Sea, a Baptist encampment. She was a life-long Baptist, with membership in Eastwood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, then Thomas Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas (now Monument Baptist Church in Deer Park, Texas), and finally, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, Texas. Margaret is survived by Harry’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew, Clara & Barney Hutson and Timothy Hutson and Harry’s brother, Marion Massey. She also leaves behind many, many friends.

The family will receive friends Monday, December 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM Until 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 7500 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas 77505. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Graveside service will be held Margaret’s body will be laid to rest with Harry’s at Forest Park Lawndale.

Services

6 December

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home

6900 Lawndale Street
Houston, TX 77023

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 2, 2019

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ruth ford

December 5, 2019

Oh my, I am stunned-and so very sorry to lose my "cousin-in-law". I had such a wonderful conversation with her last X-mas and was just about to address a card to her. Stumbled on to the obituary looking for her new address, which I'd misplaced. Margaret was a wonderful friend. I married her cousin, Lee Ford. The whole family was the greatest. Tears!

Birdie and Ronnie Selk

November 26, 2019

Our sweet friend was called home to the Gloria Promised Land where there is no more pain , or discomfort. She was welcomed at the Gate by our sweet Savior and Harry was there to take her in.
I have so many memories of Margaret and one was the Starbucks stop as we were on the way to our weekly hairdo. She had her witty ways, but she had her love for everyone. . I, For one, will miss my nightly 7:30 call for our small talk.
Margaret, my sweet friend, Ronnie and I will miss you dearly. We will see you on the other side one day.

Love you,
Ronnie and Birdie Selk

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY