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Madlyn Della Massey

BERLIN–Madlyn Della Massey, 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 joining her beloved husband Glen who had passed on Sept. 11 of this year. She was the daughter of Jerome Martin and Della Kate Holloway.
She is survived by her children; Emily Waters and her husband David of Salisbury, Philip Massey, his wife Valerie, and cherished granddaughter Heather of Berlin, and Neil Massey and his wife Rachel of Brookfield,Ill. She leaves three sisters, Christine Brasure of Parsonsburg, Violet Lynch of Snow Hill, and Ruth Bailey of Salisbury, a sister-in-law, Irma Holloway of Berlin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
One of 14 children, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Edith Voellger, Reba Dennis, Edward Holloway, Dorothy Brittingham, Julia Widic, Frances Hudson, Vincent Holloway, Mary Fernandez, Rosalee Davis and Calvin Holloway.
Mr.and Mrs. Massey were farmers. She worked joyfully at his side raising Black Angus and Charlois cattle.
She loved cooking, baking and gardening and enjoyed birds and birdwatching, especially her hummingbirds.
A member of Friendship United Methodist Church, she always received great fulfillment from spending time with her church family.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church in Berlin. Rev. Linda Mariner will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
A donation in her memory may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Lou Taylor, 12329 Vivian St.,Bishopville, Md. 21813
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbage-funeralhome. com.