Horace Melvin Massey

Horace Melvin Massey, age 78, passed away in the morning hours of Friday, June 5, 2020.  He is predeceased by his parents, Horace and Glittis Massey.  Brother Massey is survived by his loving wife of almost 61 years, Annette Massey; daughters, Danette Lindsey (Ken), Melita Conn (Greg), both of Alabaster, AL; sons, Dennis Massey (Rhonda) of Graysville, AL, Victor Massey (Jamie) of Sumiton, AL; brothers, Roger Massey (Peggy), Danny Joe Massey (Cathy), Terry Massey (Marsha); sister, Debbie Burnett (James); 10 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at the Pelham Church of God on Monday, June 8, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m.  Brothers Victor Massey, Alton Bristow and H.E. Lefever officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in Southern Heritage Cemetery.  Charter Funeral Home entrusted.


  1. Patsy Littleton on June 5, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    A precious Godly man. Melvin was one of a kind. He inspired so many people. I love him so much. He will be greatly missed. I’m praying for you Annette and the rest of the family. May God bless you all.

  2. Carolyn Taft & Family on June 5, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Prayers for all of the family during this time. My dad thought the world of Bro. Melvin.

  3. Olivia and A.Ronnie Burroughs on June 6, 2020 at 10:15 am

    My friend, you have made it. We talked and preached about Heaven for many years. Appreciate your dedication to God and family. Will miss you buddy.

  4. Ron and Sarah Bolt on June 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Our sympathies to the family. What a legacy he has left!

  5. Vickey Luman & Eulalia Walker on June 6, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Massey Family in the loss of Bro. Melvin Massey. He was our Overseer in Texas and we dearly loved this man and his wife. We attend the Paris, Texas Church of God. Heaven gained another angel in his passing and I know the Family will miss him but our prayers are with you all.

  6. James, Kelly and Sadie Deitrick on June 6, 2020 at 11:28 am

    You will be missed terribly. You blessed me and my hubby marrying us nearly 23 years ago. You honored us by officiating the funeral services for my Mom and Dad. Cousin Melvin, you were a great man of God. You will be missed on this earth, but your Heavenly homecoming is glorious. You are now in the presence of our almighty God. Praise Him. Love you so much. Prayers for the family for peace and strength.

  7. Renda Carr on June 6, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Uncle Melvin, a wonderful Christian Minister and family man.

    God blessings on his family.

  8. Danny DeShazo on June 6, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Brother Massey, impacted our community with wonderful & powerful Godly leadership over many years, he was truly a man of God that will remain in the hearts of those he touch .
    My deepest condolences to the Massey family .
    I’m sure each of you will find comforted knowing Melvin has the words now sounding in his ears “WELL DONE MY GOOD & FAITHFUL SERVANT … ENTER YE IN TO THE ETERNAL JOYS OF THE LORD”!
    He did life rights & his Legacy will live on in the lives of his children & children children .. AMEN

  9. Steve on June 6, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Great servant of the Lord. Always a joy and blessing to hear him preach. Will be greatly missed by many. Today he has received his heavenly crown.

  10. Carol Robbins on June 6, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Sis Massey and Family
    I’m so Sorry for your lost
    We will miss him.you are in my thoughts and prsyers
    Love you
    Carol Robbins

  11. George-Barbara Murphy on June 6, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Deepest Sympathy sending love and prayers to your precious family. RIP Brother Massey…we love you!

  12. Ken & June Roach on June 6, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    We are so sad over the Massey family loss
    Bro. Melvin Massey has gone on to his rich reward. Praying for his wife Annette as well as the children. Dennis, Victor, Danette & Melita. Rev. Massey was loved by many !

  13. Tina Darlene on June 7, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Thank you Brother Massey for always sharing the love of God. Your guidance and wisdom ushered me into a deeper understanding of the Lord and His Word.

  14. Jeremy Buse on June 7, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Brother Massey was the first preacher I ever heard preach and he preached so many of my loved ones funerals. I am saddened for the loved ones he has left but I am happy for him because he has received his crown and he is walking the streets of gold! Praying for you and your family Mrs Annette. Love you greatly

  15. Lee Selvage on June 7, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Bro Massey was a great man of God.

  16. Andrea on June 7, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Bro. Massey you will be missed, and Ed & others are there to welcome you to your heavenly home. You have been an inspiration to my family. My thoughts and prayers are with Sis Annette and the family. Love you all.

  17. Anita hayes on June 7, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Rev. Massey is the first pastors I remember. He was a godly man who was a mentor to my parents. He was friendly and caring. He will be missed.

  18. Ben & Brenda Mobley on June 8, 2020 at 9:55 am

    What else can be said that hasn’t already been
    said about this ” Godly Man”. He was a true blessing to my family.in every respect. I think I can
    also call him a TRUE FRIEND.
    Sis. Massey, May you & the Family find the loving
    peace of God’s word to comfort you.

  19. Tony Mahathy on June 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Bro. Massey was a wonderful man of God. I enjoyed every conversation I ever had with him, especially about the Happy Goodmans. Thank you Bro. Massey for your leadership, your kindness and your genuine personality. I will miss you and hope to see you real soon. God bless the Massey family.

  20. Rhoda & Don Headley on June 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Bro Melvin, we always enjoyed being with you and Annette ❤. We appreciate your life for God. Love you Annette dear.