Rebecca Godwin Massenburg


Rebecca Godwin Massenburg passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 21, 2023.

She was born on January 28, 1929 to the late Waymon and Eva Godwin, the youngest of 13 siblings. She married the late Mr. Simon Massenburg on May 22, 1952.

Rebecca leaves a legacy of fond memories and cherished thoughts with her loving family: her children, Dr. Dianne Godwin Thornton (Bernard, deceased)of Helotes, Texas; Virginia Godwin Spires (Linwood, (deceased) of Marianna, Florida; Gloria Massenburg Baker (Harris) of Marianna, Florida; Peggy Massenburg Kelly (Ret MSG Leon) of Marianna, Florida; Chrisella Massenburg (Rudy, deceased) of Brandon, Florida, Esq/PA, Alvin Eugene Massenburg (Yvette) of Denver, Colorado; Richard Bush, deceased (Mary); and Joseph Brinson (Wanda) of Cocoa, Florida.

She has 21 grand children (Ret LTC Rhonda Daniels Wynder, Leonard Daniels III (deceased), Latina Barnes Broxton, Marvin Terrell Barnes, Phillip Brian Barnes, Tiffany Michelle Peterson, Kevin Deon Peterson; Jason Lamont Peterson, Crystal Leann Spires, Asia Monique Brown, Angela Kelly Armstead, Travis Bernard Baker, Marcus Lamont Kelly, Letiesha Massenburg , Brian Sterling Daniels, Melloney Daniels Spence, Pamela Massenburg Negast, Christopher Glover, Dr Maurice Bush; 51 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who will deeply miss her.

Rebecca loved and she loved well. She loved watching sports, especially basketball, baseball and football when her grands and great grands were playing . She loved Sunday mornings, especially seeing her Rivertown Community Church family and through the years become affectionately known as grandma to many.

A Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, April 1st at 11 a.m. at Rivertown Community Church (RCC) with Pastor Kevin Yoder and Reverend Brandon Killings officiating. Interment will follow with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.


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