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MassingoHelen J. Massingo

December 23, 1929 – April 22, 2015


Helen J. Massingo, 85, of Monroe, died at 8:55 pm Wednesday at the home of her niece Mary Connor. She had been in poor health for one year.

Family and friends may call from 10 am until funeral services at 2 pm Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born December 23, 1929 in Harrogate, Tennessee she was the daughter of Paris and Ethel (Lake) Wyile.

Helen was employed by Jones Transfer for fifteen years, Fairview for ten years and for several years she operated her own cleaning service.

Her life was her family and she enjoyed spending time with them and especially cooking for the family. She also loved to play bingo.

Surviving are her children Albert W. (Sandra) Massingo, Daniel P. (Debbie) Massingo, Joey E. (Patti) Massingo and Deborah L. (Floyd) Lyons all of Monroe; grandchildren Brian Massingo, Kasey Lyons and Joey Kozma and several great-grandchildren; brother Jack (Betty) Wyile of Powell Valley, Tennessee and sister Margaret Ginkiner of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Eden W. Massingo and Johnny Massingo and two sisters, Ruby Falcon and Gladys Francisco.

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10 Responses to Helen J. Massingo

  • Nancy Norton says:

    I am saddened by the news of Helen’s passing. Helen was a fun loving person and I will never forget the good times spent with her.

  • jason cadle says:

    I wish my best of wishes and may her soul rest in heaven.

  • Kellie Meechan says:

    To Debbie & family…

    I’m so sorry to read about your mom’s passing. May God bring you comfort during this very difficult time.

    Love you always,

    • DEBORAH LYONS says:

      Thank you so much for your prayers it warmed my heart ! I have missed you and often think about you, hope your doing well.I will pass on your love to my family.I can not express what it means to me to hear from you in this most fragile time of my life ! I will always hold a special place for you in my heart! Love always, Deb

  • Bryan Mozingo says:

    On behalf of the Vineyard Heights Neighborhood Watch Association in which Helen was not only a member by a generous donor we offer our deepest condolences to the family. I personally have been working hard to get better lighting near her home and often checked in on her safety and well being and is saddens to lose such a friendly and generous member and family member. If we can be of any assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we will continue to patrol her property.


    Bryan K. Mozingo
    Senior Lead Officer

  • Bryan Mozingo says:

    On behalf of the Vineyard Heights Neighborhood Watch Association in which Helen was not only a member but a generous donor, our condolences go out to the family. I called and stopped by to check on her often and enjoyed our talks, she will be greatly missed.

    Bryan Mozingo
    Senior Lead Officer

    • DEBORAH LYONS says:

      My thanks to you and all of the neighborhood watch, you made her feel so much safer and for that we can’t thank you enough! She really enjoyed your visits and talked about you and the great work your doing. I hope everyone in the neighborhood appreciates you as much as we did! Sincerely Deborah Lyons on behalf of the entire family!

  • Sue Horn says:

    My deepest sympathies to all of you. I am so sorry that I am unable to make it home for the funeral but just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sue (Francisco) Horn

  • brian massingo says:

    To everybody at my grandmother’s funeral and everybody that left was all appreciated and thank you…her eldest grandson ….brian massingo

  • Judy says:

    I am so sorry, I just learned of Aunt Helens passing. She was a great lady. She and my Mom are together now. They loved each other very much. We all had good times and some bad, but one thing for sure their kids were taken care of. To the boys I send you my love and I miss talking to you all. I love you and you will be in my prayers. God Bless and keep you all safe, oxox

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