Velma Moorhouse Massengill


Velma Moorhouse Massengill, 87,  of Benton, departed to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 

She loved her Lord and was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Ocoee. Serving alongside her husband, she was a prominent resident of the community and retired local business owner. Her greatest joy was raising her sons with her beloved husband of 61 years. Her joy continued with the birth of each of her six grandchildren, and five great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in heaven by her parents, Walter and Julia Moorhouse; husband of 61 years, Richard McKinley “Dick” Massengill Jr.; sisters: Stella Hall, Elizabeth Crumley, Iola Brock and Pearl McCallum; and brothers: Richard T. “Hot Shot” Moorhouse, Jack Moorhouse, Walter M. Moorhouse, John Henry Moorhouse, Boyd Moorhouse and Charles Elmer Moorhouse. 

She is survived by one brother, William Earl Moorhouse; sons: Barry Massengill and wife, Pam, of Cleveland, and Brian Massengill of Benton; grandchildren: Lynn Massengill (Autumn), Laura Moore (Chad), Mac Massengill, Billy Massengill (Peyton), Hunter Massengill and Emily Massengill; great-grandchildren: Lynleigh Massengill, McKinley Massengill, Emma Moore, Halle Massengill, and Oliva Massengill; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends. 

A private service will be held for the family. It will be streamed on Companion Funeral Home’s Facebook Page and website on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 358 U.S. 64 Highway, Ocoee, TN 37361.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Velma, or your condolences with her family, at her online memorial located at


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