Lucille Coleman Massey

January 16, 1922 ~ March 3, 2012 (age 90)

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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