Ophelia M. Hobbs

Published 8:57 am Friday, June 6, 2014

PLEASANT HILL – Mrs. Ophelia Dixon Massey Hobbs, age 88 of Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Mrs. Hobbs was born December 23, 1925, the daughter of the late John Henry Dixon and Catherine Murfee Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Lee Massey; her second husband, Garland Stanfield Hobbs; a son, Howard Lee Massey Jr.; and her brothers, Troy Lee Dixon, Mitchell Dean Dixon, David Roy Dixon and John Henry Dixon Jr.

After her first husband passed away, she became a mother and a father to her two sons. In later years she worked as manager of Pleasant Hill Rest Home and later as manager of Pine Forest Rest Home.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a past member of the WMU, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the church choir.

She is survived by her sons, Harold Lee Massey and his wife Rose of Littleton, and Tommy Ray Massey and his wife Joan of Pleasant Hill; her brothers, Donald Earl Dixon Sr. and his wife Pat of Gaston, and Mike Dixon and his wife Ada of Roanoke Rapids; her grandsons, Jeff Massey and his wife Brook of Kinston, and Jason Massey and his wife Alyssa of Raleigh; her great grandson, Everett Luke Massey; her step grandson, Justin Aycock and his wife Nichole of Oxford; two step great grandchildren, Brian and Hailey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids with Rev. Jim Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church.