January 1, 1936 – September 11, 2021
KNOXVILLE, TN – Marie Augusta Massey Averett, 85, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. She was born to the late William Daniel Massey and Janie Pearl Faison in Wake County, North Carolina. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and devoted homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James “Jimmy” Averett, sons, David Averett (Kendra), Jason Averett of Knoxville, TN, niece, Anita Gajus (Paul), and great-nephew, Jake Gajus.
Graveside service will be held, 11 am, Friday, October 1st, 2021. Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211l W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com.