Ada Mae Massingale, 84, of Athens passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at her residence.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of Cambria Baptist Church where her family members were founders. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. She had a love of flowers, gardening, going to the mountains, and going to yard-saling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Elva Coleman; granddaughter, Natasha Perian; brothers, Carl and John Coleman; sister, Ella Mae Casteel; and sister-in-law, Marie Coleman.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Tom Massingale; daughters: Joan Cabrera and husband David, and Janice Higgins and husband Fred, both of Cleveland; brothers: Arnold Lee Coleman and wife Frances, J.L. Coleman, Joe Coleman and wife Edith, Paul Coleman and wife Nancy; sister: Pauline Gonzales; sister-in-law: Myrtle Coleman; grandchildren: Brian Akins and wife Elizabeth, Brittany Brady and husband Jason; great-grandchildren: Dakota and Jacob Akins, Tiffany Widdis and husband Seth, Taylor Bledsoe, Whitney Newman, Kylie Brady, and Kyra Brady.
She was also mamaw to Trinity and Autumn.
Several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members also survive.
A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Saturday at Cambria Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Coleman officiating.
There will be no formal visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We invite you to visit the Massingale family guest book and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com.
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.