Audrey Massingale


Audrey Waters Massingale, 76, of Waynesville passed away on July 17, 2021, at Mission Hospital-Memorial Campus.

A native of Jackson County, Audrey was the daughter of the late Robert Lewis Waters Sr. and Evelyn Moss Waters. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Allan Massingale; and brother, Michael Waters.

Audrey is survived by her daughter, Aprille McCall (Ryan Hoilman) of Bethel; grandchildren, Shelby McCall of Bethel, Brandon Massingale (K.C. Luker) and Rebekah Massingale (Nathan Wells) all of Cullowhee; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Malachi; brothers, Robert Lewis Waters II (Barbara) of Statesville and Dan (Doris) Waters of Connecticut; father of her children, Charles Whitney Massingale; stepmother, Thelmaline Waters; along with numerous extended family and friends.

She was an animal lover who took care of any animal that needed her. She loved flowers, being outdoors and going to the beach. Audrey lived most of her life in Jackson County, attended Western Carolina University, and was a rural mail carrier.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at New Hope Baptist Church in Sylva, with Revs. Tim Massingale and Earl Holden officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or a Humane Society of one’s choice.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family, and the online register is available at