Died: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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James Thomas Massie, son of the late James Thomas Bigsby and Betty Jean Allen, was born on May 9, 1952 in Indianapolis, IN.  He was blessed to have two loving fathers—his biological father, James Bigsby; and the Dad who raised and imparted much wisdom into him, Charles Allen.

James was educated in the Indianapolis Public School System attending School # 24 and Crispus Attucks High School.

His love for music and dry cleaning were the hallmarks of his career.  He  enjoyed careers in both industries.  James was a member of and became leader of the band that became known as Amnesty, whose successes included the release of the album entitled, “Free Your Mind”. He also worked for various dry cleaning businesses and eventually was blessed to own his own store for a  season.  James remained active in both fields in some capacity until his health failed.

Better known as “Red” by his family and many of his friends, James was a fun-loving, out-going, out-spoken, witty person.  He loved to travel and    explore new surroundings.  He was the very proud father of three daughters whom he adored.  He later was joined in Holy Matrimony to Betty Seawood Howard on July 31, 1993.

James was passionate about his walk with God.  His first question to anyone who told him of someone who passed away was, “Did they know the Lord?”  He would also say that he was jealous because they were home with Jesus but he couldn’t go until he had completed his life assignment.  He was a proud member of U-Connect Church where he always enjoyed the Word and the fellowship.

James Thomas Massie departed this life on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the age of sixty-five.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard, and sister Alva He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Betty Seawood Massie; daughters, Vikki Massie, Nikki Massie, and Jamie Massie Parker (Sidney);    sisters, Aleace Allen Thomas (Jay), Leslie Allen Reimmer; brothers, Clifton Allen, Warren Allen (Betty); fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. 


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Rickie Clark
   Posted Fri November 24, 2017
Sorry for your loss family I work with Red in the music and media industry while at WTLC-fm he will be greatly missed.

Eden Missionary Baptist Church c/o Pastor Bennie Shobe, Jr. Shobe
   Posted Fri November 24, 2017
Eden Missionary Baptist Church
734 N. Holmes Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46222
317-635-4673 Church
Rev. Bennie A. Shobe Jr., Pastor

November 25, 2017

To the Family of James Thomas Massie
We the members of Eden Missionary Baptist Church wish to convey our deepest sympathies to Sister Aleace Thomas and family on the passing of your brother.

Eden church family offers you prayers and support in this time of grief. We encourage you to trust in the Lord with all your heart, knowing that the Lord will supply all your needs.

WHEREAS, the passing of your brother, James Thomas Massie has left you with a broken heart, we acknowledge and accept the will of God. We know your hearts are heavy, but be comforted, by knowing God will not put more on us than we can bear.

Aleace Thomas, stand firm on His word that “neither death, nor life …shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38, 39) knowing that God will never leave us nor forsake us.

"To the family, we know your loss is deep and your sorrow is great, and although we share in your sorrow, we pray and know that God's everlasting love and peace will comfort your heart during this time."

May God’s grace and abundant love be with you all in your time of bereavement and may your heart find serenity in the comfort of His love.

Done by the order of Eden Missionary Baptist Church
Sister Tori Robinson, Secretary
Reverend Bennie A. Shobe Jr., Senior Pastor

Mr and Mrs Herbert T Miller Sr
   Posted Fri November 24, 2017
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May Light Perpetual shine upon him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Herbert Sr & Victoria Miller

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