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Freddy Massey

April 3, 1934 ~ March 7, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Freddy Massey Obituary

Freddy Massey was born April 3, 1934, in Camden County, Waverly, Georgia, in the Spring Bluff community to the late Joesiah and Emily Massey, the youngest of nine children. He was a loyal member of the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, which he attended faithfully with his mother. He did not talk very much about his father because he was very young when he passed away. He attended school in Spring Bluff and the Waverly school system. He did a lot of hunting and fishing to help support his family. He did not have his father in his young years, but he had a big brother, Rossie, who was like a dad to him. His older brother called him “SNAP.” He took him as his oldest son and taught him to trade as a carpenter helper. He helped many families and neighbors with the jobs that he could do. He attended Ralph Bunche High School where he ran track and played football. He was a track star and could run fast. He was also a football star and running back. When the football team was organized at the new Ralph Bunche High, Freddy was on the team. He did not play the first game, but he was in the lineup of the second game against Risley High of Brunswick, Georgia. Freddy was the fastest running back in the Camden and Glynn area. During that season, Camden had no wins. Freddy made the first touchdown in Ralph Bunche High School history. He graduated in 1956. After graduation, he worked in the pulp wood industry and other jobs, but he always helped big brother Rossie as his carpenter helper. He was employed at Hercules in Brunswick, Georgia, for 27 years and retired on May 19, 1996. On November 26, 1971,

Freddy married Eloise Frazier and last year they celebrated 51 years of marriage. As he continued his walk of faith, he was led to Mt. Orum Missionary Baptist Church.

Freddy was preceded in death by his parents, Joesiah and Emily Massey; sisters, Elizabeth (Charles) Baskins and Edna Mae Massey; brothers, John Henry Massey, Samuel (Della) Massey, Rossie (Fretta) Massey, Joesiah Massey, Jr., and Hezekiah Massey; and father- and mother-in-law, Nolan and Lattie Frazier.

His memories will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Eloise F. Massey; children, Michael Sheffield of Brunswick, GA, Heather Massey, Bruce B. Frazier, Ezekiel (Blanche) Tate, and Denene C. (Eddie) Poole III, all of Waverly, GA, and Kip (Carolyn) Tate of LaPlata, MD; sister, Louise Massey Sheffield of Waverly, GA; sistersin-law, Emma Rogers, Malissia Chance, and Lucille Massey, all of Waverly, GA; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Ella) McDonald of Folkston, GA, and Joe (Inez) Frazier and Timothy (Cynthia) Frazier, both of Waverly, GA; thirteen grandchildren; godchildren, Alyssa Starke and Keisha Holloway; granddog, Bentley; and a host of special greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, anFreddy Massey was born April 3, 1934, in Camden County, Waverly, Georgia, in the Spring Bluff community to the late Joesiah and Emily Massey, the youngest of nine children. He was a loyal member of the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where he attended faithfully with his mother. He did not talk very much about his father because he was very young when he passed away. He attended school in Spring Bluff and the Waverly school system. He did a lot of hunting and fishing to help support his family. He did not have his father in his young years, but he had a big brother, Rossie, who was like a dad to him. His older brother called him “SNAP.” He took him as his oldest son and taught him a trade as a carpenter helper. He helped many families and neighbors with the jobs that he could do. He attended Ralph Bunche High School where he ran track and played football. He was a track star and could run fast. He was also a football star and running back. When the football team was organized at the new Ralph Bunche High, Freddy was on the team. He did not play the first game, but he was in the lineup of the second game against Risley High of Brunswick, Georgia. Freddy was the fastest running back in the Camden and Glynn area. During that season, Camden had no wins. Freddy made the first touchdown in the Ralph Bunche High School history. He graduated in 1956. After graduation, he worked in the pulp wood industry and other jobs, but he always helped big brother Rossie as his carpenter helper. He was employed at Hercules in Brunswick, Georgia, for 27 years and retired on May 19, 1996. On November 26, 1971, Freddy married Eloise Frazier and last year they celebrated 51 years of marriage. As he continued his walk of faith, he was led to Mt. Orum Missionary Baptist Church. Freddy was preceded in death by his parents, Joesiah and Emily Massey; sisters, Elizabeth (Charles) Baskins and Edna Mae Massey; brothers, John Henry Massey, Samuel (Della) Massey, Rossie (Fretta) Massey, Joesiah Massey, Jr., and Hezekiah Massey; and father- and mother-in law, Nolan and Lattie Frazier. His memories will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Eloise F. Massey; children, Michael Sheffield of Brunswick, GA, Heather Massey, Bruce B. Frazier, Ezekiel (Blanche) Tate, and Denene C. (Eddie) Poole III, all of Waverly, GA, and Kip (Carolyn) Tate of LaPlata, MD; sister, Louise Massey Sheffield of Waverly, GA; sistersin-law, Emma Rogers, Malissia Chance, and Lucille Massey, all of Waverly, GA; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Ella) McDonald of Folkston, GA, and Joe (Inez) Frazier and Timothy (Cynthia) Frazier, both of Waverly, GA; thirteen grandchildren; godchildren, Alyssa Starke and Keisha Holloway; granddog, Bentley; and a host of special greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, anFreddy Massey was born April 3, 1934, in Camden County, Waverly, Georgia, in the Spring Bluff community to the late Joesiah and Emily Massey, the youngest of nine children. He was a loyal member of the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where he attended faithfully with his mother. He did not talk very much about his father because he was very young when he passed away. He attended school in Spring Bluff and the Waverly school system. He did a lot of hunting and fishing to help support his family. He did not have his father in his young years, but he had a big brother, Rossie, who was like a dad to him. His older brother called him “SNAP.” He took him as his oldest son and taught him a trade as a carpenter helper. He helped many families and neighbors with the jobs that he could do. He attended Ralph Bunche High School where he ran track and played football. He was a track star and could run fast. He was also a football star and running back. When the football team was organized at the new Ralph Bunche High, Freddy was on the team. He did not play the first game, but he was in the lineup of the second game against Risley High of Brunswick, Georgia. Freddy was the fastest running back in the Camden and Glynn area. During that season, Camden had no wins. Freddy made the first touchdown in Ralph Bunche High School history. He graduated in 1956. After graduation, he worked in the pulp wood industry and other jobs, but he always helped big brother Rossie as his carpenter helper. He was employed at Hercules in Brunswick, Georgia, for 27 years and retired on May 19, 1996.

On November 26, 1971, Freddy married Eloise Frazier and last year they celebrated 51 years of marriage. As he continued his walk of faith, he was led to Mt. Orum Missionary Baptist Church.

Freddy was preceded in death by his parents, Joesiah and Emily Massey; sisters, Elizabeth (Charles) Baskins and Edna Mae Massey; brothers, John Henry Massey, Samuel (Della) Massey, Rossie (Fretta) Massey, Joesiah Massey, Jr., and Hezekiah Massey; and father- and mother-in-law, Nolan and Lattie Frazier. His memories will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Eloise F. Massey; children, Michael Sheffield of Brunswick, GA, Heather Massey, Bruce B. Frazier, Ezekiel (Blanche) Tate, and Denene C. (Eddie) Poole III, all of Waverly, GA, and Kip (Carolyn) Tate of LaPlata, MD; sister, Louise Massey Sheffield of Waverly, GA; sisters-in-law, Emma Rogers, Malissia Chance, and Lucille Massey, all of Waverly, GA; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Ella) McDonald of Folkston, GA, and Joe (Inez) Frazier and Timothy (Cynthia) Frazier, both of Waverly, GA; thirteen grandchildren; godchildren, Alyssa Starke and Keisha Holloway; granddog, Bentley; and a host of special great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Mt Orum Missionary Baptist Church
66 Mt. Orum Lane
Waverly, GA 31565

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
March 18, 2023

Rising Daughter Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
29570 US Highway 17
Waverly, GA 31565

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