Formerly owned by Edwin and Susan Branch and operated as Branch Funeral
Home, the Massey Funeral Home location in Roanoke Rapids is the largest funeral
home facility in the Roanoke Rapids area. The location has been serving the needs
of the Roanoke Valley for over 50 years.
The Roanoke Rapids location features a chapel that seats 300 people and includes
a state-of-the-art sound system along with a church organ and a baby grand
piano. The facility also offers four visitation rooms for public or private viewing,
and the spacious rooms give comfort to families when they need it most.
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Harold and Rose have always told families, "this is our home, you make it your home
too". Harold and Rose lived at this location the first several years of their marriage.
The main part of this building was built around 1920 by Mr. John Boone. Many
different families lived here before it was purchased by Marvin and Edith Flythe in 1952,
when at that time, became Jackson Funeral Home. Mr. Flythe and R.L. "Scoopie" Grant,
were partners at the funeral home until Mr. Grant's death in 1974. Harold worked with
the Flythe family for many years. Mr. Flythe passed away in June 1987 and Mrs. Flythe
decided to sell the funeral home facility to Harold. Since its inception as a funeral home,
the Jackson location has served as a place of compassion and care during the death of a
In the 1990s we were called by families in nearby Bertie County to handle funeral services
for their loved ones. Aulander is twenty five miles from Jackson. This made it inconvenient
for families that wanted our services. The reason so many families were calling us for
services was the fact that the funeral home that had served this community for many years
had been sold to one of the foreign, owned companies. When this was done, the "foreign
owned" funeral home charges for their services increased dramatically. Many people asked
Harold to open a funeral home in Aulander, and with this being said, Harold and Rose built
a funeral home facility in Aulander. We have served many families in this community since
then. This funeral home has a chapel that will seat 120 people, casket selection room,
preparation room and a spacious visitation room.
313 West Jefferson Street, Jackson, NC 27845
131 Commerce Street, Aulander, NC 27805
839 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870