Lucille Coleman Massey

Born: Mon., Jan. 16, 1922
Died: Sat., Mar. 3, 2012

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Lucille Coleman Reynolds Massey, age 90, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. A native of Baldwin County, she was born to the late Frank Hudson Coleman and Effie Ricketts Coleman on January 16, 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband James Madison Reynolds, Sr., in 1966 and by Eugene Howard Massey in 2008. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Thelma, Inez, and Carnelle, and two brothers, Thomas and Joseph.

She was a member of the Greensboro First Baptist Church for more than 67 years, taught in the Primary Sunday School Department and served for many years as the Women''s Mission Union leader. She was a member of the Georgia Retired Educators'' Association. She served as a teacher and public librarian for over thirty-five years.

She was awarded a degree in Elementary Education and Library Science at the Georgia State College for Women in 1942 and began her first job as a fifth grade teacher in Greensboro, Georgia that fall. She married James Madison Reynolds, Sr., in 1944 and continued her teaching career for over twenty-five years. She also taught fourth grade for one year at the American Embassy School in Madrid, Spain. After retiring from teaching in 1966, she continued her service to Greensboro as Greene County Librarian, during which time she married Eugene Howard Massey.

Survivors include a daughter, Laura Anna Reynolds and two grand-daughters, Suzanne Cook and Lucy Virginia Cook.

Visitation will be held at McCommons Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5th, 2012, followed by funeral service at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Rick Hermann and Rev. Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Graveside service will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are: Jamie Reynolds, Harold Reynolds, Artur Picas, Eugene Renno, Jimmy Finch and Bobby Voyles. Honorary pallbearers are Dan Jones, Larry Smith, David Kopp, Scott Baynes, Joey Fleming and members of Hamp''s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Compassionate Care Hospice of Athens for their excellent service. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Carlene Noggle
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
I work at Holcomb's Bar-B-Que in Greensboro. I have known Ms. Massey for quite a while. She was a librarian when I first met her and then afterwards, I use to be her waitress when she would come into the BBQ to eat with us. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. May our Heavenly Father comfort you in your loss. Sincerely, Carlene Noggle

Tom and Pam Cheney
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Dearest Laura Anna and family, Our hearts go out to you and your family. We pray God will bless you with His presence as you feel the loss of your lovely mother. Lucille was a strong Christian woman and we know that for a Christian to be absent from the body means they are present with the Lord. There is no doubt in our hearts that that is where Lucille is at this time. May God comfort you with these words. Love to you all, Tom and Pam Cheney

Nat Harwell
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Heartfelt condolences to the family and the whole community of folks who knew and loved "Miss Reynolds." She was my fifth grade teacher and perhaps my favorite elementary teacher of all time, as she had unlimited patience with my shenanigans and those of my boisterous friends. What a lovely, lovely person. I regret not being able to attend the visitation and burial today - I hope each of you knows you are remembered by this old Greensboro boy fondly. God bless "Miss Reynolds" and the family.

Meg Marshall
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
How sorry I am to learn of Ms. Lucille's passing. I spent many a happy summer at the summer reading program at the library. As far as I was concerned, Ms. Lucille was the library. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed seeing her out and about. My prayers are with her family.

dianne finch mckinley
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
prayers for the family--she was the best part of my school years and whenever i saw her and talked to her ---i loved this lady dearly

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Hope your fond memories will help you to go through this difficult time.

Lynn Higdon
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Laura Anna, so sorry to learn about Miss Lucille, I always enjoyed talking with her and enjoyed her vibrant personality and attitude. Lynn

Janice Campbell and Elaine Carpenter
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Elaine and I are so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Lucille, she was such a beautiful lady with such a sweet soul. Our sincere condolences, Janice&Elaine

Nancy Hunter
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
What a beautiful lady "Ms. Lucille" always was. We certainly have lost a true blue Southern lady. I will miss her.

Annette & Robert Dowdy
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Mrs Lucille was a beautiful lady with a lovely smile, she will be missed by everyone who knew her. May your family be comforted by her memories.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. What a lovely service yesterday and tribute to a lovely lady. I have fond memories of times with Lucille at First Baptist and in Community Bible Study. I'm glad I had her as my friend. Sincerely, Jane Cobb

Dolores Hardy
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Ms. Lucille was a very sweet lady. I used to talk to her at the county library where I spent a lot of time when I was in high school. She was indeed a beautiful lady. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Cookie Eaton Robinson
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Laura Anna, I was so very sad to hear about your mother. Miss Lucille was absolutely one of the finest people I have ever known. She was always pleasant and always smiled. Always asked about my brothers and sisters. I know you will miss her, but the wonderful memories you have shared will give you comfort for years to come. God be with you. Cookie

Lester Bryan
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Laura Anna, I am sorry to hear of your mother's death. Prayers for the family.

Ike and Donna Moore
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
We were so sorry to hear about your Mother's death. She was always so pleasant and kind. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Thu March 08, 2012
She was the sweet smile that greeted me at the library when I was in school. She always made me feel welcome there. My symapathy goes out to her family.