Roxie Mathena Massey, 69 of Blossom

Roxie Mae Mathena Massey passed away Saturday, February 2, 2014 at her home in Blossom at the age of 69.  Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 am in Wood Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery  The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Deport on Tuesday evening from 7-8pm.

She was born July 15, 1944 in Deport, Lamar County, Texas to James Hollis and Wilma Sally Mercham Mathena.  She was raised in Bogata; accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Bogata Church of Christ.  She graduated from Bogata High School with the Class of 1962.  She received her LVN and went to earn her RN from Paris Jr. College in the Home Health and nursing home industry.

Roxie met the love of her life when she was 16 and Roy [Butch] Massey was 18.  They were married on October 3, 1964 and lovingly shared 49 years together.

She is survived by husband, Roy [Butch] Massey of Blossom; son Jim Massey of Los Colinas, TX; her 3 precious grandchildren:  Mallory Price of Houston, Kenneth Price of Houston, and Kaleb Price of Austin.  Also surviving are sisters, Sandra Mathena Adams of Garland and Evelyn Tillman and husband, Ed of Beckville, Texas; nephews:  Jeff Adams of New York, NY, Eddie Tillman and wife Tracy and Andy Tillman, all of Beckville; great nephew, Jason Tillman; 3 great nieces, Meagan, Brandi, & Kaitlyn Tillman who loved their “Aunt Roxie” very much; her and Roy’s companion, Buddy.  Other survivors include brother-in-law, Joe Massey and wife, Margie; sister-in-law, Annette Harper and husband, Elliott; many cousins, nieces, and nephews including Rick and Carlene Roberts of Blossom.  She leaves many friends and her caring neighbors.

Her family appreciates the love, care, and compassion shown by Tonya and Deborah of Legacy Hospice.

Roxie loved to travel the Texas Highways and was always a Texas girl at heart.  Roxie had faith in our Lord and made her courageous decision in her works to go with Jesus:  She has gone home.


  1. Sharon Gibson Healy says:

    Sorry for your loss, she was my best friend growing up. Love her much so many picture, Have some of Sandra and Evelyn as well. Was with her when she met her husband. Love to you all and may God Bless and hold you. So many good memories.

  2. Randy & Betsy Whitten says:

    We are so sorry to receive the news of her passing but so glad to be among those who knew her.
    Our hearts are with the Massey & Mathena Families at this time.

    Randy & Betsy Whitten
    Greenbrier, AR

    • Roy Massey says:

      Goard and family. God bless you both. You knew her for the very special person she was. Take care of each other.

      Maynard G.

  3. Debra Parker, RN - Legacy Hospice says:

    The family of Legacy Hospice would like to express our sorry for your loss. Ms. Roxie was a very sweet woman and she was lucky to have each and everyone of you as family. We could see what loving and gentle care you gave to her.

  4. Hippy says:

    Roy Linda and I are so sorry for your loss. We are happy that we got to visit with Roxie before she passed. Love you brother.

    • Roy Massey says:

      Thanks`Hippy”. Roxie was a true lady and she died like one . She was a precious person and will be greatly missed by many.

  5. Faith Elmore says:

    I feel so at loss for words. You were so much more to me than a friend. We have had some good times throughout the years, nursing school together so many memories there. i will miss my talks with you and yes sometimes our crying together. You are in s much better place now but that does not make the hurt any less. Fly with the angels my sweet friend, you have earned your wings.Till we meet again know that i will always have a empty place in my heart and that I loved you very much. Roy she loved her “Roy Boy” so much, let that comfort you at this time.

  6. David Waddell says:

    Carolyn and I were so sad to hear of Roxie’s passing. We know that she is now in a better place. May you and your family be blessed in these trying times.

  7. Fred & Karen Erben says:

    So sorry for your loss Roy. Look forward to seeing you in the near future. I just had knee surgery 2 weeks ago.

  8. Rosemary Clemons says:

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences at the loss of our dear Roxie. Roxie was loved much and even though I haven’t seen her in several years, I still remember her beautiful laughter and sense of humor. I will always remember her giving heart and will be eternally grateful to her for her babysitting Shayne and Shannon when they were young! My prayer is that God will be your strength through this time and you will feel His comfort and peace. We will get to see her again one of these days in Heaven!

    Rosemary Gartman Clemons

    • Roy Massey says:

      Hi Rosie. I know Roxie loved you and we both missed you like stink some times. Thank you for loving my Baby and may The Lord watch over you.

  9. Patricia Cavnar Ledford says:

    Evelyn, Sandra and Butch, please know that I am remembering you and the whole family at the great loss of Roxie. May you feel God’s presence at all times as you walk through this difficult time. I never saw Roxie again after she graduated and just recently heard the sweet love story of Roxie and Butch. May God richly bless each one of you.
    Patricia Cavnar Ledford

  10. Derald Bulls says:

    Dear Massey Family,
    Some of my fondest days of Roxie were when we worked at McCuistion together. Whenever I saw her around the hospital, she always made time to speak and wish me well. While we did see each other for several years at church, she was always interested in others, especially her grandchildren.
    May God continue to comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.

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