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Jewell Massengale

June 7, 1942 — October 19, 2023

In Loving Memory of Jewell Massengale

Jewell Massengale, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2023, at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Born on June 7, 1942, in Birchwood, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Mildred Cranfield and Albert Harwood.

Jewell put her faith in Jesus as her Savior and was a great prayer warrior for her children and grandchildren. A hardworking individual, she dedicated 34 years of her life in the manufacturing industry at Bendix. She retired from her career to focus on the joys of spending time with her family.

Jewell loved sports and enjoyed showing her competitive spirit on the softball field. She had an unwavering love for her grandchildren and found immense joy in cheering them on during their sports activities and musicals. Her support and encouragement fueled their dreams and created lasting memories.

Beyond sports, Jewell loved indulging in her favorite pastime - shopping. The Christmas season held an extra special place in her heart, where she truly reveled in the festive spirit and created magical moments for her loved ones. She also was an avid reader and loved spending time working in her flower beds.

When Jewell sought respite from her busy life, the beach was her sanctuary. From the soothing sounds of crashing waves to the warmth of the sun on her skin, she loved visiting the beach with her kids and grandkids.

Jewell's remarkable strength and independence were an inspiration to all. She faced life's challenges head-on, never backing down and always instilling a sense of determination in those around her.

In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by daughter Donna Bandy. She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Massengale, and her children: Tonya Randolph (Holli Webb), Michelle Starry (David), and Travis Massengale (Lisa). Her memory will forever be cherished by her grandchildren: Ashley Graham (Ben), Macy Newell (Marcus), Jacob Starry, Hallie Caupp (Noah), Aayden Starry, A'aryion Starry, Matthew Massengale, and Marcus Massengale. Additionally, Jewell is survived by her siblings: Zeno Cranfield, Frances Young, Margaret Farmer, Lola Davis, Jane Bishop, Delilah Young, Wallace Cranfield, and Vernon Cranfield, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

The Massengale family will be receiving friends for visitation on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral & Cremation Service. A heartfelt celebration of Jewell's life will take place on Monday, October 23, 2023, at 11:00 am, with services led by David Starry. Following the ceremony, she will be laid to rest at the Grasshopper Church of God Cemetery. Jewell's grandsons will have the honor of serving as pallbearers, paying tribute to her profound impact on their lives.

Though she is no longer be with us physically, Jewell is completely whole in the arms of Jesus and her spirit continues to live on in the hearts of those she touched. Her unwavering love, vibrant personality, and indomitable spirit will forever be remembered and celebrated.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, October 22, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown RD NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 23, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown RD, Cleveland, TN 37311

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