Velma Masengil


Velma Masengil, 82, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in a local healthcare facility.

She was a life-long resident of Bradley County and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. She cherished and enjoyed spending time with her beloved family. She loved flower gardening and appreciated time spent outdoors. Also she was fond of ceramics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lora and John Godfrey.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Arthur Masengil; three sons: Alan Masengil of Long Beach Calif., Larry Masengil, and wife, Lana, of Cleveland, and Kenneth “Ken” Masengil, and wife, Nancy, of Chattanooga; four grandchildren: John Masengil, and wife, Elise, of Knoxville, Lora Anne Masengil of Maui, Hawaii, amd Sebastian Masengil and Stevie Masengil, both of Los Angelos, Calif.; three great-grandchildren: Davis, Cate and Caroline Masengil all of Knoxville; sister, Lois Godfrey of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service and interment will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Mount Carmel Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Bridges officiating. Pallbearers will be Ice Virgil Lamon, Randall Lamon, Richard Rymer, Robert Rymer, Robert Smith and Danny Swafford. A white dove release with bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

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