Judith Marie Massey finished her work and God took her Home on Friday, June 17, 2022. She was seventy-eight years old. Judith is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bobby, her son David and his wife Cathi, her daughter Lesha, and her daughter Cinda and her husband Kendall. She has seven grandchildren of whom she is very proud, Ellie and her wife Amber, Trevor and his wife Amanda, Craig, Darcy, Joleigh, Cassie, and Brynley. She is blessed with five great-grandchildren, Mason, Payton, David, Daniel, and Ayda. Also left to cherish her memory is her brother-in-law Mike Lambeth, niece Debbie Floyd and her husband Brad, nephew Michael Lambeth and his wife Donna, nephew Ronnie Lambeth and his wife Christy, 4 great nieces, 2 great nephews, many cousins, and loving friends.
Judith was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Francis Stroman and James Marvin Amerson, her step-father Richard (Dick) Stroman, her sister, Linda Lambeth, and her son-in-law Eugene Hamilton.
Judith was born in Haskell, Texas on April 2, 1944. She and her older sister Linda were inseparable. As young girls, they kept the house when their mother went to work (Judith cleaned and Linda cooked). They dated and married boys who were friends at W. W. Samuel High School, moved to Kaufman County together, raised their children together, worked at Kaufman ISD together, and cared for each other in retirement until God called them Home.
A few paragraphs, some pictures, and shared stories don’t come close to describing the depth and richness of who Judith Massey was and what she meant to her family and friends. Her husband Bobby describes the day he met her as the most important day of his life. They married on November 22, 1961. They worked hard, side-by-side, every day to build a beautiful home and life for their family. In all seasons and trials, the love and respect between them only deepened.
Judith loved children and she had the heart of a teacher. She lead by example with strength and quiet dignity. She always had a smile, no matter the situation. Judith loved words. She spent hours reading to her children and grandchildren and teaching them that same love for books and poetry. She loved the arts. She loved to learn and to play. She loved the sunshine and the water. She loved Christmas and Easter egg hunts. Judith loved to laugh and she was the first one to laugh at herself. She could find joy in the most unlikely places. She gave her time, and was always fully present in anything she did. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She attended every game and assembly and affectionately became “ma’am” to all the children she met along the way. She was a great listener. She was wise. Above all, Judith loved God with all her strength, heart, and mind. She taught her children to seek Him and all who knew her saw His light. Her faith stands in testament, that because of Christ, today we do not say “goodbye”, but “until we see you again.”