April 24, 1917 ~ October 10, 2011

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Lillian Massie, 94, of Candler, died Monday, October 10, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Massie was born April 24, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Zach and Connie Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, T.A. Massie; grandson Tony Farmer; and great-granddaughter, Stacey Farmer. Survivors include her daughter Peggy Parris (J.R. Parris), Joyce Farmer, Patsy Lance, and son David Massie (all of Candler); 2 granddaughters, 7 grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. Family will be at residence until services at Brown's View United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to the Brown's View United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 25 Brown's View Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. Nana was a part of my life from the get go. She was the back bone of our family. She opened her door and dinner table to anyone who came. I miss her so much already but I know she is with Papaw and her momma and the good lord up stairs. She is well taken care of. That is one reunion I would have loved to see!!!! I love you Nana!!!

  2. Mom you went home this morning. All your good deeds are done on this earth. You Gave me all your love that you had and led me to Jesus.I Will miss you mom.
    Love Earnest and Joan Miskolczi.

  3. Dear Massie Family,
    We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I am sure she is happy to be home. She led a wonderful, long and prosperous life with such a wonderful family. I will be thinking of all of you.

    The Dawson Family
    Kim, Mike, Matt and Katie

  4. So sorry to hear about Lillian passing on to heaven. She was a great and insperational lady to a lot of people You are all in our prayers. She taught me so much about teaching Sunday school. God bless all of her family.

  5. Mother, I know you and daddy are sitting up there watching us, as we have had to let both of you go, but are forever thankful for all the life lessons you have left us with. You both have taught us to treat death as a happy time and with that that is exactly what we are doing, sitting around talking and laughing, just enjoying the moment. We were so fortunate that God loaned you to us for so many years and for that we are so grateful and with all the memories we made through those many years will stay with us and give us comfort, with much love your family has let you go and wish to you see again someday.
    Peggy, Joyce, David and Patsy, and all of the grandchildren

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this time of sorrow. Please remember that God will always be with you and carry you through these times.

  7. To all of the Massey family
    I am so sorry for your loss.My thought and prayersare with you at this time.
    Love to all
    Jeanette Parker

  8. To the entire Massie family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the family’s loss. The Queen of The Hill has now gone home to be with her King. The Massie clan will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dear David & Sisters,

    The loving care that you all gave your Mother & Father in their last days is a wonderful testimony to their lives. They must have loved you all very much. Please know that we are thinking of you at this time.

    John, Sara & J.Warren

  10. Patsy,Peggy,Joyce and David,

    I loved your mother and she plays center stage in many of my child hood memories of Papa Taylor’s family. I remember her always being so encouraging at the clogging competitions. She had a great sense of humor and was quick witted and mischievious. She passed along to each of you her sense of humor,mischieviousness as well as her quick wit. I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a parent and a freind. I love you guys.

  11. Dearest David and Sisters,

    Your mother was a fine lady who will be missed by many. Her laughter, sparkle and keen sense of humor set the pace for the Massie children who are all a fine reflection of their parents.

    I didn’t know Lillian for very long but she made sure I was welcomed into the Massie family and I am truly grateful to have spent time with her in her last years. Her courage and strength was an inspiration to me and continues to live on through my dearest David, may she rest peacefully.

  12. Patsy, Joyce, Peggy, David, and family

    So sorry to hear about Lillian. She was a very sweet lady. May you find comfort in all the dearest memories.

    Ben, Wayne, Charles Garren
    & Teresa and family

  13. The Massey Family,
    Sorry about your Mom,she was a
    very gracious lady.We know she is
    resting in Peace with your Dad.

    A very few families are as kind,
    loving & caring as your family is.

    My Best & Love to all.

    Anne Morgan

  14. Patsy, Joyce,And David,
    Sorry to here about the loss of your Mother.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  15. David,Patsy,Peggie and Joyce, Sorry to hear about Lillian. Mike sent me the obituarie. I wish I could have attended the service as well as T.A.’s. They were very special to me as all of you. I wish that I had gotten back more often to see all of you.


Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook