In memory of
Lela E. Massey
Lela E. Massey Raleigh After months of declining health, Lela Ennis Massey died peacefully at home with her family on February 14, 2017, at the age of 87. She is now in heaven with her Lord. Lela was born in Wake County on February 23, 1929, to the late Ervin Ennis and Allie (Bowling) Ennis. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Joseph Massey, her granddaughter, Jennifer M. Poole, her brothers Luke, Edward, and Tommy Ennis, and her treasured sister, Elizabeth Stell. Lela is survived by her five children, Janie Sweat (Larry) of Clayton, Robert Massey (Lori) of Wendell, Carolyn Poole (Jimmie) of Wake Forest, Kenneth Massey (Nancy) of Willow Spring, and Joyce Cochran (Mark) of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and by twelve great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Massey's life will be held at Carolina Pines Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February, 16, 2017. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will take place from 11:45-12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. We wish to thank Lela's caregivers, Joyce Blackmon, Brookie Jones, and Deborah Ekoue, for their patience, kindness and gentle care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Pines Baptist Church, 2655 S. Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, or the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Way, Raleigh, NC 27603. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7 Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Condolences may be made at bryan-leefuneralhome.com
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