November 16, 1930 – March 29, 2022
Stella Phillips Massey passed away at home Tuesday, March 29th, 2022, surrounded by her family. Stella was 91 years old at the time of her passing. She was known for her love of genealogy. She worked as a Key Punch Operator at the Individual Tax Office in the NC Department of Revenue. She was married to the late Douglas N. Massey for 35 years.
She was born on November 16, 1930, in Zebulon, North Carolina, to the late W. Floyd Phillips & Carrie Weathers. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Magalee Phillips Perry, and Mildred Phillips Vick. Stella is survived by her children, Brent Massey (Monica), Kent Massey (Lisa), Denise Perry (Wes), and Phillip Massey (Danielle). She loved spoiling her granddaughters, Meredith, Ashley, Abbey, Mariah, and the newest addition to the family, her great granddaughter, Lily Thayer.
A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Friday, April 1st, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597. Stella will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Douglas N. Massey. Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC. www.stricklandfuneral.com.