Billie Jean Massey 85 passed away on March 21, 2023, with her family by her side. A visitation for Billie will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 5-7 pm at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Funeral Services will be at 2 pm on Sunday March 26, 2023, at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.
Billie Jean Massey was born in Dallas, Texas on April 14, 1937 to J. K. Corley and Blanche Bevers. Billie married the love of her life Jack Massey on April 16, 1955 in Bryan, Texas. They were married just shy of 68 years.
Billie was known as a great cook. She made the best peanut brittle, caramel corn, and banana pudding. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, (everyone who knew her had something from her that she had crocheted), gardening and watching the hummingbirds enjoy her flowers. Billie was employed and retired from the Bryan Independent School District for 35 years, and over half of those years she was a cafeteria manager.
Billie is preceded in death by her father J. K. Corley; her mother and stepfather Blanche and Frank Sefcik, her son David Ray Massey, and a grandson Matthew K. Englemann.
She is survived by her beloved husband Jack Massey, her daughter Jeannie Englemann and husband Kenny; her daughter-in-law Sherri Massey; her sister Debbie Lightsey; sister-in-law Earlene Massey; her grandchildren Adam Englemann and (Tricia Mushinski), Victoria Ruiz and husband Tony, and Jonathan Massey and wife Amanda; her 5 great grandchildren Charlie, Jack and Alexandra Ruiz and Adelia Ray and Billie Rose Massey; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pall bearers include Adam Englemann, Jonathan Massey, Tony Ruiz, Paul Patranella, David Bevers and Bubba Rosenkranz.
Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Ruiz and Jack Ruiz.
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