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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday February 26th, 2021

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday February 26th, 2021

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Ralph Lee Massey

Ralph Lee Massey, 86, traded his earthly home for his heavenly home on Tuesday, February 23,2021. He was a resident at Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston Salem.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Nelson and Rev Warren Rice officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and the service will conclude with a committal at Reidlawn Cemetery.

Ralph was born in Rockingham County to the late Thomas E. Massey and Lodies Robertson Massey. In 2010 he and his wife, Eunice, relocated to the Winston Salem Community. Shortly after moving to the area he became a member of Beck’s Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. Throughout his life he attended and served in many capacities at several churches including: Deacon, Trustee, Song Leader, Choir member and Sunday School Teacher. Along with serving the church and church music, he was a small plane pilot and loved to fly. It was one of his greatest passions. Most of all, he loved his Lord and Savior and his wife. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Along with his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Robertson Massey.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eunice Basham Massey; sisters in law, Gail Massey, Virginia Holmes, Sarah McCleney and Carolyn Basham; along with numerous loving, nieces, nephews and special friends. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Brookridge Retirement Facility for their continued care through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ralph and Eunice B Massey Charitable Endowment Fund through the North Carolina Baptist Foundation at 201 Convention Drive Cary, North Carolina 27511

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My heart holds special memories of Ralph and Eunice as I was growing up in Community Baptist Church. As I have look back, I can remember how faithful to God's House they both were. Their strong faith and encouragement to my parents, Van and Sally Ross, meant so much to them. Truly a Godly man and woman. Miss Eunice, Mr. Ralph is with the Lord; and, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you. Deborah Ross Andrews

Deborah Andrews Feb 27 2021 4:52 PM

Fred and I have thought of Ralph and Eunice fondly over the years and are sad to learn of his home going. Ralph was always so joyful and full of life. You were both such good neighbors. Our prayers are with you. Fred and Marjie Aggers

Marjie Aggers Feb 26 2021 11:50 AM

As most already know, My Favorite memories are when I was the Flower Girl at Uncle Ralph and Aunt Eunice's Original Wedding and also at their Renewal of their vows. Of course I was the cutest at the Original Wedding. I had aged quite a lot by the Renewal which was their 50th Anniversary. They both are so Special to me... Brenda Basham Ellison

Brenda Ellison Feb 26 2021 4:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Massey

Dewey and Betty Watkins Feb 25 2021 9:51 AM

Ralph was a wonderful man. We are so glad God allowed us to know him on this earth during our ministry here at North Main Baptist Church. He was a great Minister of Music and ministered to everyone in many other ways too. He allowed God t use him and I know he is singing his praises to or Heavenly Father in that beautiful voice right now. We will always remember this fine man as the best of the best. God be with you Eunice. You and Ralph hold special places in our hearts and memories. Love Dr. Dale & Claudia

Dr. Dale & Claudia Robertson Feb 25 2021 7:30 AM

Jesus said: "And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die (John 11:26). Ralph was not only a believer in Jesus, he was such a dedicated servant of our Lord. He now resides with our wonderful Savior and he is enjoying the many rewards he has earned. We will greatly miss his music contributions, his teaching in Sunday School and his great smile that mirrored the love of Jesus in his heart. See you on the other side dear friend.

Darrell & Betty Williams Feb 24 2021 9:43 PM

My deepest sympathy to Eunice. May God grant you peace and comfort, Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Nancy Verdi Feb 24 2021 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Massey

Nancy Verdi Feb 24 2021 9:37 PM

Our love and prayers are with you as precious memories flood your soul of all the happy times together. What a beautiful voice to be leading the heavenly choir. We sure loved him too!!

Richard and Elaine Poindexter Feb 24 2021 7:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Massey

Arnold and Sharon Walker Feb 24 2021 6:57 PM