Oct. 10, 1920 Marion McDowell County North Carolina, USA
May 2, 1988 Elk City Beckham County Oklahoma, USA
Bio: Roxie was first born of three children of Doyle Lee "Frank" Massey and Loretta Magdeline "Maggie" Dockery.
Roxie married Albert Lee Ingram on June 15, 1940 in Dillon, York Co., South Carolina. They were divorced after all their children were grown and married. Roxie then married Billie Lee Whitmarsh in Jul 1972. Roxie and Billie were married 16 years at the time of her death in 1988.
Roxie and Albert had six children between them (5 girls and 1 boy). First born was Patricia Ann Ingram born in 1941, Victoria Nicole Ingram born in 1942, Robert Eugene Ingram born 1942, Rose Marie Ingram born in 1946, Lola Joyce Ingram born in 1948, and Loretta Mae Ingram born in 1952.
Obituary: Funeral services for Roxie Whitmarsh will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the Savage Funeral Home chapel with Jeff Loftiss officiating. Roxie Mae Massey Whitmarsh was born October 10, 1920 in Marion, N.C. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Lee Massey and died May 2, 1988 in the Elk City Community Hospital at the age of 67. she married Billie Lee Whitmarsh in July of 1972. Mrs. Whitmarsh worked as a waitress and was also employed in furniture and clothing factories in Richmond, VA, and Goldsboro, N.C. She was a member of the Church of christ and belonged to Easter Star in Richmond, VA, Mrs. Whitmarsh's hobbies were painting sea shells, dancing and listening to Country and Western music. She is survived by her husband, Billie Lee, of the Canute home, five children, Patricia A. Ingram, Victoria Cameron, Rose M. Kessler and Lola J. Hagen, all of Richmond, VA., and Loretta Ingram of Wilmington, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren; one brother, bud Massey of Old Fort, N.C., and two adopted sisters, Lou and Bernice Johnson of Canute. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Robert E. Ingram. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery, Hammon, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma
Poem: A poem written by Victoria Nicole Cameron for her mother after visiting her mother's grave at the cemetery in Oklahoma.
A Visit To Mama
Mama tell me why, There's a rainbow in the sky. Are there angels with you above the clouds? You loved us all, made us proud.
Please tell me that I might hear, Your voice I have lost to my ear. Mama ... Tell me why, I can't see you in my minds eye.
I have looked in every place, Longing to see your loving face. I wasn't there to say kind words, My prayers mama, I know you heard.
I know somehow you understood, I have come as I said I would. Oh, mama … tell me please, You loved me, put my heart at ease.
With trembling heart I come to my knees, Salty tears whipped by the Oklahoma breeze. A little plaque lay in the ground, Tears of dew sparkling all around.
"IN MEMORY OF" the words they say, Marks her little spot in this vast prairie clay. I trace her name with my fingertips, Unspoken words of love escape my lips.
A songbird perched on yonder stone, Keeps my mama from being alone. A visit I shall never forget, Mama graces my heart, there she lives yet.