Sylvia A. Massey

Sunrise: June 20, 1935

Sunset: June 5, 2024

Sylvia Antoinette Massey, of the 600 block of Bettes Way, departed this life on June 5, 2024.  A native of Norfolk, she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk.  She retired from Norfolk International Airport.  Sylvia was a member of First Baptist Church South Hill in Chesapeake

Sylvia is predeceased by her husband Roy Massey, Sr., her parents Eliza Clark and George Lewis, stepfather Harold Clark, and sons Rodney Massey, Sr., Kirk Lewis, Sr., and Roy Massey, Jr.

She is survived by her five daughters, Rhonda Lassiter (James Jr.), Phyllis Williams (Ovid, Sr.), Karen John (Dominic, Sr.), Sherri McCoy, and Adrienne Thompson (Antonio); and one son Harold Massey; a special niece Jackie Williams; a special nephew Clayton Bennett, Jr; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; three sisters, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, June 11, 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Wednesday, June 12, 2024 11:00am First Baptist Church South Hill 3633 Galberry Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Barbara Powell Sykes says

    Sending our prayers and condolences

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    Kyle x Blake says

    My sincere condolences to the family…she was always full of joy and definitely will be missed…

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    Kyle x Blake says

    My sincere condolences to the family.

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    Ruth Ann McDole says

    A sweet lady, my neighbor for many years. She will be missed.
    My sincere condolences to her family.

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    Toi Harris says

    I send my condolences

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    Estherine J. Harding says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Massey family in the passing of your dear loved one. May God be with you to best and comfort you at this difficult time.

    Estherine J. Harding, NSU Retiree
    2016 Distinguished NSU Alumna; Life Member NSUAA – Chesapeake Chapter

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    JD says

    prayers and condolences, she will be missed! Let her energy carry on through your love and stories.

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    Samantha Richardson says

    My sincere condolences to the Massey family! God called her home to be with her husband and her sons! She is resting now in peace. Bye my Gemini twin…til we meet again!

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    Gayle Whidbee says

    I was Sylvia’s neighbor in #206. When I moved in 2016 across from her she showed me kindness and love. When she would go to Sam’s Club she would bring something for me, calling to see if I was home and she would come across the hall with what she had for me. I know she is in a better home but #207 won’t be the same.

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