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Bounds Funeral Home

705 E Main ST, Salisbury, MD

OBITUARY

Beatrice Bowen Massey

February 15, 1934December 31, 2019
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Beatrice Bowen Massey passed to her heavenly home Tuesday, December 31, 2019, in Port Orange, Florida with her daughter by her side. She has been at the home of her daughter since February. Bea as most knew her was born February 15, 1934 in Girdletree, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Carlton Massey, Sr. in 2003. She was the daughter of Ruth and Samuel Bowen, stepdaughter of Edna Jones Bowen, following the death of her mother, Ruth. She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Massey Schummer; sons, Carlton E. Massey, Jr and Christopher Massey (Jill) as well as two grandchildren, Zachary Schummer and Olivia Massey. She is also survived by her sister, Lorraine Bowen Payne and her sons, Lee and Micah and she leaves behind her faithful companion Carlie Anne. A sister, Virginia Bowen Thompson and two brothers preceded her in death. Bea was a life member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Pocomoke where she participated in choir and United Methodist Women. She loved her church family and missed them very much in her last months. Bea graduated from Pocomoke High School in 1952. Up until the past couple years, Bea enjoyed monthly gatherings of her classmates at different area restaurants. She always looked forward to connecting with her forever friends, as they called each other. As the wife of a very busy man, Bea was supportive of all the family's business and political activities. She loved representing Pocomoke and Worcester County at many events as well as representing the family business at automotive events throughout the country. Please join the family for a service this coming Saturday January 11th, 2020 at 2pm at Bethany United Methodist Church, 205 Market St, Pocomoke City. Visitation with the family will begin one hour before the service. Interment will follow in First Baptist Cemetery in Pocomoke City. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bethany United Methodist Church at PO Box 145 Pocomoke City, MD 21851 or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth Jones Bowen, Mother (deceased)
  • Samuel Bowen, Father (deceased)
  • Edna Jones Bowen, Stepmother (deceased)
  • Carlton E. Massey Sr. - 1933 - 2003, Husband (deceased)
  • Amanda Massey Schummer, Daughter
  • Carlton E. Massey, Jr., Son
  • Christopher Massey & Jill, Son
  • Zachary Schummer, Grandson
  • Olivia Massey, Granddaughter
  • Lorraine Bowen Payne, Sister
  • Lee & Micah Payne, Nephews
  • Carlie Anne, Faithful Companion
  • A sister, Virginia Bowen Thompson and two brothers preceded her in death.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lee Payne
  • Mark Payne
  • Kent Massey
  • Jamie Massey
  • Micah Payne
  • Mike Massey
  • Jeff Massey
  • Dale Massey
  • Chuck Barnes
  • DONATIONS

  • Bethany United Methodist Church
  • American Diabetes Association

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Final Resting Place Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Chuck Barnes

January 10, 2020

I have had the pleasure of having this wonderful lady in my life for my entire life. We lived one block apart and I spent as much time at the Massey home as I did in my own. She has been like a second mother to me. I have great memories of her as I was growing up. She always included all the neighbor kids in whatever she was doing with her children. In Bea Massey's world no child was left behind. She would load us in station wagons, pick-up trucks, vans or whatever she had and take us to the beach swimming or to a frozen pond in the winter to ice skate. The world has lost a wonderful person and God has received a wonder angel to watch over his flock. Rest in peace Ms. Bea.

Carole Rogers

January 9, 2020

For many years I have traveled to Maryland to visit family. Bea and I shared a mutual love and devotion to our granddaughter, Olivia. Bea was a wonderful person and I especially enjoyed her stories about the history of the area , her love of animals and birds. My sympathy for the family and a special tribute to Mandy for the wonderful care she gave to her Mother during her illness. Carole Jones Rogers

Robert Sykes

January 7, 2020

Ms. Bea was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. I enjoyed seeing her every Wednesday when I got to wait on her when she would come into the office to mail some local literature to Mandy in Florida. The one comment she made to me that I will never forget "You are the best Postmaster we have ever had". I'm not really sure about that but she thought so and I will always be grateful to her for that. You will be forever missed

Lisa Wilkeson

January 4, 2020

Thinking of each of you Chris, Mandy, and Teddy at this time. Keeping you all in my prayers and wishing you God's Peace ❤

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom Bethany Church portrait

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad and Mom with the Loves of their lives, grandkids- Olivia and Zac

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom with Zac and Olivia
Christmas approx. 1998

FROM THE FAMILY

Zac and Mom

FROM THE FAMILY

Duffy, Mom, Zac and Olivia
approx. 2000

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad, Zac, Mom at the Farm approx. 1996-97

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom Bethany Church portrait

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad and Mom with the Loves of their lives, grandkids- Olivia and Zac

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom with Zac and Olivia
Christmas approx. 1998

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Zac and Mom

FROM THE FAMILY

Duffy, Mom, Zac and Olivia
approx. 2000

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Dad, Zac, Mom at the Farm approx. 1996-97

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Olivia, Mom, Zac

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Mom and Dad with Olivia and Zac 1998

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom and Dad - Mom Birthday at River House

FROM THE FAMILY

Zac and Mom
Luau at the Farm
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Biography

Bea was a life member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Pocomoke where she participated in choir and United Methodist Women. She loved her church family and missed them very much in her last months.
Bea graduated from Pocomoke High School in 1952. Up until the past couple years, Bea enjoyed monthly gatherings of her classmates at different area restaurants. She always looked forward to connecting with her forever friends, as they called each other.
As the wife of a very busy man, Bea was supportive of all the family's business and political activities. She loved representing Pocomoke and Worcester County at many events as well as representing the family business at automotive events throughout the country.