Carolyn “Suzi” Pursiful, 87

Published 8:26 am Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Carolyn “Suzi” Pursiful, age 87, of Middlesboro, Kentucky passed away peacefully at her home on November 23, 2023.

She was born on September 29, 1936 to the late William Jesse and Carrie Calloway Massengill.

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Suzi was a wonderful mother who loved her family.  She was a longtime member of the Binghamtown Baptist Church.  Most recently she had enjoyed attending the Middlesboro Church of Christ.  Suzi worked as a lab technician for Middlesboro ARH for 51 years.  Suzi also served the city of Middlesboro as a City Council Woman, a role in which she enjoyed and was very proud of.

In addition to her parents, Suzi was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James R. Pursifull, Sisters Edna Branham, Mildred Miller, Ruby Van Beber, Wilma Mays, Thelma Williams, Brothers Tommy Massengill, John Roger Massengill, Jim Massengill, C.A. “Buddy’ Massengill, Harold “Doc” Massengill.

She is survived by her Sons Jimmy Pursifull, Jeff Sharpe and wife Bridgett, Granddaughter Jamie Pursifull,  Sister Helen Harris, Special Caregivers  Francine Gambrell and Wendy Hackworth and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2023 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Garry Bingham officiating.

Interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Pursiful family.