Novelene Grace Holloway Massey

Published 1:43 pm Monday, August 19, 2019

Novelene Grace Holloway Massey

August 18, 2019

Novelene Grace Holloway Massey, 86, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.

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The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Christian Faith Church with Dr. Lynn Massey and Rev. Ron Kirkland officiating.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Bryan Massey, Jordon Massey, Steve Green, Marty Massey, Todd Massey and Chris Kelley serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Franklin, Jimmy Blalock, Ralph King, Jimmy Bailey, Stuart Kelley and Dr. Sydney Cochran.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Christian Faith Church, P. O. Box 1193, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

Novelene Grace Holloway was born September 14, 1932 in Lindale, Ga., the daughter of Christopher and Maudie Nunis Holloway. She married Ralph Massey and spent the last 56 years in Bainbridge, moving from Columbus, Ga. Novelene retired from Thomas & Betts and was a member of Christian Faith Church.

Novelene lived a simple life and always put others ahead of herself. She served God first, then her family and church family. Novelene practiced being the hands and feet of Jesus to everyone she encountered. She was a fantastic cook specializing in chocolate cakes and good ol’ fashioned hoecakes. She even made her own chocolate syrup. Novelene invited everyone to sit at her table and taste the grace she served with each of her meals.

Survivors include her children, Keith Massey and Melissa Massey Whitaker and her husband, Girard, all of Bainbridge; her siblings, Jeanette & Billy Jacks of Chickamauga, Ga. and Lavoughn Holloway of Ringgold, Ga.; her grandsons, Bryan Massey and Jordon Massey; and her great-grandchildren, Tye Massey and Violet Sky Massey. In addition to her parents, Novelene was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Massey; and her grandson, Eric Ralph Massey.