Claudia Massey Brantley

Claudia Massey Brantley

November 18, 1926 – May 5, 2021

Claudia Massey Brantley of Middlesex, 94, passed away peacefully at home on May 5, 2021 and is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior.

Claudia was born to the late Paul Massey and Lula Massey of Middlesex, North Carolina on November 18, 1926. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Claudia was a thoughtful, giving and caring person, who loved flowers, farm life, and found the most joy when she was surrounded by her family. She had the ability to make anyone feel special. She loved more people than we can count, and made the best soup and applejacks around! Her strong work ethic was only surpassed by her love for her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by her two daughters: Penny Bissette and husband, Danny, of Middlesex and Trudy Bizzell and husband Lee, of Selma; two sons, Rudy Brantley, wife Beverly of Zebulon and Ricky Brantley, wife Peggy of Middlesex; grandchildren Kesha Howell of Zebulon, husband Freddy, Kathy Watson, husband Kevin of Zebulon, Daniel Bissette of Middlesex, Barbara Gayeski of Raleigh, Trey Bullock, wife Amy, Jon Bullock, wife Jenny all of Zebulon; great grand children Hannah, Sarah, Luke, Maggie, Emily, Will, Macon and Ryan; special family friend Nick Brantley.

A graveside service will be held May 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Union Hope Baptist Church, 12712 Hwy 97 West, Zebulon. The family will receive friends and family at the home on Greenhouse Lane, Middlesex.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to Union Hope Baptist Church, 12712 Hwy 97 West, Zebulon or the Middlesex Children’s Home, Middlesex North Carolina.


  • Glenda Brantley Posted May 6, 2021 8:53 pm

    So sorry for all the family in the loss of Mrs. Claudia. To the children, your mom was very much a part of my life growing up. She and Mr. Rudolph have left a positive impression on my life. Their kindness was so appreciated. I am blessed to have known both of them.

  • Renee Kearney Posted May 6, 2021 9:17 pm

    Miss Claudie’s family, I was Blessed to have grown up with you and to have memories to cherish of us on the hill, up behind the store! A piece of my heart is broken off also. I Pray each if you know leaning on the Lord and others during this time will help. I learned the hurt and loss is so deep because the Love was deep. Continue to honor her with that Love in your daily lives . I will honor her with every cake/icing bowl or beater I lick!! Much Love . ‘That little Renee’

  • Shirley Fulford Posted May 7, 2021 11:54 am

    So sorry for your loss

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