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Charles Cleo Massey, Jr. transitioned from his earthly home on May 31, 2019 at Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro.  Charles was born on March 2, 1948 to the late Charles C. Massey, Sr, Ulysses Welch Sr., and Delores Welch.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton and a sister, Delores Lily.

Charles attended William Penn High School and graduated in the class of 1966. He attended GTCC where he completed coursework and became a certified Upholstery and Sewing Specialist. Charles was a veteran of the United States Army. He served and fought in the Vietnam War for our country.

After 41 years of service, he retired from the United States Postal Service. He began his career as a mail processing clerk at Market Street USPS, Greensboro, NC.  He retired as Operation Support Specialist at USPS Bulk Mail Center, Greensboro, NC.

Charles attended Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church where he served faithfully on the Senior Usher Board, Men’s Usher Board, and as Trustee. He led a full Christian life and was loved by all.

He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife of 51 years, Peggy Massey; his children: Catina (Tony) Massey Allen and Cedric (Jennifer) Massey; brothers: Adam (Viola) Massey, Larry (Judy) Massey, Reverend Ulysses (Evangelist Louise) Welch, and Mike (Tina) Welch; sisters: Patricia Massey and Anna P. Massey; his grandchildren: Kevin Massey, Jaylen Massey, Chloe Massey, and Hayden Massey; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends and his lovable dog, Champ.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.


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  • Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019
    To My Family, I can't explain how deeply saddened I am right now. Eventhough we all didnt spend a lot of time together we were still family. I can remember the day Charles and I met. We both we so happy to find out that we were 1st cousins. Im so happy I got to know him. He was always the smiling happy man everytime I saw him. I saw him about a month ago and as always he gave me a hug and a kiss. I cant believe you're gone cousin. May Almighty God be with the family at this very difficult time. Please look forward to the promise of Psalm 21:4, In the near future God promises that sickness and death will be no more. How wonderful that will be when we never have to die ever again. In the mean time may the woonderful memories of Charles sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled. (John 6: 40) I love you all. Rhonda
    ~ Rhonda Johnson   High Point, NC
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019
    To My Family, I can't explain how deeply saddened I am right now. Eventhough we all didnt spend a lot of time together we were still family. I can remember the day Charles and I met. We both we so happy to find out that we were 1st cousins. Im so happy I got to know him. He was always the smiling happy man everytime I saw him. I saw him about a month ago and as always he gave me a hug and a kiss. I cant believe you're gone cousin. May Almighty God be with the family at this very difficult time. Please look forward to the promise of Psalm 21:4, In the near future God promises that sickness and death will be no more. How wonderful that will be when we never have to die ever again. In the mean time may the woonderful memories of Charles sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled. (John 6: 40) I love you all. Rhonda
    ~ Rhonda Johnson   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    To Peggy & family, I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Charles. You and your family are in my prayers. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his care.
    ~ Azalee Little   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    To Peggy & family, I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Charles. You and your family are in my prayers. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his care.
    ~ Azalee Little   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    To Peggy & family, I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Charles. You and your family are in my prayers. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his care.
    ~ Azalee Little   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Tina, Shawn, Peggy and the entire Massey family; I am so sorry for your loss. Charles truly personified the definition of father, husband, provider and friend. We all will miss him dearly. Just know that God is watching over you all and I know because I asked him to. Love you all wholeheartedly. Gina
    ~ G. Rogers & Family
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    My heart felt sympathy and love to the Massey family. Peggy you and Charles are my family, you all walked with me when I was going through my journey with Cancer. I love you and I will always remember Charles as a Real gentleman. Much Love
    ~ Janet Livingston   Thomasville, NC
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019
    I am so very sorry to hear of CharLes passing. My prayers goes out to you Peggy and the family.
    ~ Jacqueline McCray   High Point, NC
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy to Peggy, the Massey, and Welch families. May God grant you His peace, His comfort, and His everlasting love during your time of mourning. The Dye & Love Family
    ~ Jetanna Dye   Ellenwood, GA
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Charles was a such a caring and loving man and will be missed by many. I first met him and Peggy when I was working for Cornerstone Health Care in Dr. Gallemore's office in 2001 and they were the ones that cleaned the office. Always smiling and so friendly. Later on my son Cameron and his Grandson, Jaylen became very good friends and still are today. What a wonderful role model for his kids and grandkids he was. God bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ~ Ashley Pate   High Point, NC
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    I am so saddened to hear about the death of my buddy Charles. He and I spoke on a daily basis when we worked at Cornerstone. He was the sweetest most caring person God ever created and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. He loved his family and always made sure they were taken care of. Peggy and Shawn, I will be thinking about you guys today and in the weeks to come. Thanks for sharing Charles with us all these years...! Debbie Ferguson
    ~ Debbie Ferguson   Thomasville, NC
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
    On behalf of the William Penn Class of 1966. We offer our sincere condolences to Peggy, children grandchildren and Adam, and the rest of the Massey and Welch family. We are here for you. Praying for all. Lottie Hope , Class President
    ~ Lottie Hope   High Point, NC
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND YOU ALL ARE MY PRAYERS. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
    ~ janice gray brevard   greensboro nc, NC
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of Charles passing. He was one of the nicest and most positive people I have met. Will be praying for you and your family at this sad time. Take care.
    ~ Susan Morgan   High Point, NC
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
    On behalf of the William Penn Class of 1966. We offer our sincere condolences to Peggy, children grandchildren and Adam, and the rest of the Massey and Welch family. We are here for you. Praying for all. Lottie Hope , Class President
    ~ Lottie Hope   High Point, NC
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
    On behalf of the William Penn Class of 1966. We offer our sincere condolences to Peggy, children grandchildren and Adam, and the rest of the Massey and Welch family. We are here for you. Praying for all. Lottie Hope , Class President
    ~ Lottie Hope   High Point, NC
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
    Charles will be truly missed by all who knew him. We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. The Bible points to our Creator, Jehovah God, and says "With you is the source of life." (Psalm 36:9) To him, Jesus Christ said in prayer: "This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ." (John 17:3) Indeed, our efforts to know and please Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus Christ, will be rewarded with everlasting blessings. Visit our website www.jw.org where you can learn more about the promises that Jehovah God has in store for obedient mankind.
    ~ Lonnie & Eleanor Burke
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    My Condolences to the Massey family, you are in my prayers
    ~ Robin Warren   High Point, NC
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
    Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers out to the family
    ~ Stephanie McCoy   High Point, NC
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
    My condolences and prayers to Peggy and family! May God give you all His peace that surpasses all understanding and happy loving memories.
    ~ Donnell Stafford Smith   High Point, NC
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    Sending my condolence to the Massey family. Praying that you will find comfort in Psalms 21:4. I will miss Charles and I know you will to, the last time I saw him I got my hug in my kiss. That's how I will continue remembering him, such a loving man. Just continue relying on Jehovah God love you all Sandra Warren King.
    ~ Sandra Warren-King   High point, NC
  • Monday, June 3, 2019
    We are very sorry to hear of Charles passing. We are here for you, when and if you need us. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you Peggy and all of the Massey Family. "William Penn Class Mate"
    ~ Barbara DIxon   Kissimmee, FL
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    To the Massey family: Sending prayers of comfort and peace during this time of transition, mourning, reflection and celebration of your loved one’s life. Mr. Massey was simply an amazing human being with a philanthropic heart and selfless disposition. His loving legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of many. Peace and love, Randy
    ~ Randy Rogers   Durham, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    My heart aches for you Peggy and Adam. I am so sorry for your loss, but memories of love are treasures to carry with you always. We have lost a dear friend and classmate.
    ~ Dr. Gwyn Davis   Harrisburg, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    To the Massey Family; especially Peggy, children and Patricia (my classmate). May you always cherish his life . He left a lovely legacy. Schoolmate, Jeannette Ferguson Porter / William Penn High School class of 1962
    ~ Jeannette Porter   Winston-Salem, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Peggy, Shawn and family I was so sorry to hear of this loss. Charles was such a special person and good friend. I always thought so much of Charles. He always answered every telephone call and did anything I ask him to do for Cornerstone. He will be truly missed. Thoughts and Prayers for your family. Pam
    ~ Pam Gaines   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    We are so sorry for your loss, Massey family. Continued prayers for you all.
    ~ Jerry & Sonja Townsend   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    My deepest sympathy to Peggy,the Massey,Welch families. May God bless and give you comfort.
    ~ Ronald Mock   Jamestown, NC
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." Nahum 1:7; God is "a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of ["takes care of"] those seeking refuge in him." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    Tina & Family sorry for your loss--your dad always had a smile on his face and I could always tell that your dad was a good man to you, his wife and his grand kids just from all the stuff I saw him do for and with yall, the interaction and the smile he always had. May blessings be with you. Your ex neighbor Tasha (across the street).
    ~ Natasha Pierce   Burlington, NC
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    My Condolences to the Massey family, you are in our prayers
    ~ Cynthia & David Wyche   Upper Marlboro, MD