Barbara Jean Massey, 68

Barbara Jean Massey, 68, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on June 6, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Nov. 18, 1950.

Massey enjoyed watching the soap operas “The Young & the Restless” and “The Bold & the Beautiful.” She loved listening to her blues, especially her favorite song, “Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo. Her other hobbies included playing cards, pitching horseshoes and fishing.

Massey was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Margaret Massey; a brother, Willie Massey; and two sisters Virginia and Margaret Massey. She leaves behind a daughter, Emily Massey of Selbyville; three granddaughters, Joleesa Massey of Millsboro, Del., Jaelyn Massey and Tiarra White of Selbyville; a great-granddaughter, Jamiyah Waples; two sisters, Betty Smith and her husband, Harvey, of Berlin, Md., and Grace Massey of Selbyville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish her memory; as well as her companion of 20-plus years, Rick of Snow Hill, Md.; and her canine friend, Buster.

Services and burial were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at