Willie Massie Martin III of Lowell, MA, formerly of Sunrise, FL

April 5, 1960 -
March 14, 2024



Friday March 29, 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Friday March 29, 2024

11:00 am

Funeral Details


Willie “Will” Massie Martin III, 63, of Lowell, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at High Point Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Ethney Rangulong.

Born in Lynchburg, VA, he was the beloved son of the late Willie Martin Jr. and Juanita Proctor.

Will and his family moved to Lowell, MA in January 2021 where he worked at Heather Wood Retirement Community in Tewksbury as a utility worker. He attended the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene in Lowell, MA since moving to Lowell in 2021. Will, never one to sit still, enjoyed gardening, sports, especially boxing and fishing, and fixing anything that needed fixing. But above all, Will loved spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons Brandon Glover of Prince Georges, MD, Maverick Brown of Pepperell, MA, Tyler Rangulong of North Chelmsford, MA, and Kobe Martin of Lowell, MA; his daughter Kesha Martin of Prince Georges, MD; his brothers Michael Martin of Lynchburg, VA, Victor Martin of Lynchburg, VA, and Shawn Martin of Lynchburg, VA; his sisters Rhonda Martin of Richmond, VA, Veronica Liggon of Lynchburg, VA, Kimberly Martin of Lynchburg, VA, Janice Bryant of Jacksonville, FL, and Mary Martin of Richmond, VA; his two grandchildren Malaysia Spriggs and Elijah Brown, and several nieces and nephews.

Will was proceeded in death by his brothers Stanley Martin and Timothy Martin.


Willie Massie Martin III, of Lowell, died Thursday, March 14, 2024. Visiting hours Friday, March 29, 2024, from 10-11am at Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Immediately following visiting hours will be the funeral at 11am at Lowell First Church of the Nazarene. The family requests to please wear Blue to the viewing/funeral in honor of Will. Blue was Will’s favorite color.

ARRANGEMENTS BY MORSE BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME 978-458-6841.  Guestbook at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com

11 responses to “Willie Massie Martin III of Lowell, MA, formerly of Sunrise, FL”

  1. Mary Jane Frederick says:

    My sincere condolences to the family! Keeping you in my prayers! Love ❤️ you all

  2. Phyllis Martin-Casey says:

    Sleep on and take your rest Will. It’s been a long journey and now you can rest. My prayers go out to your wife and sweet wife and family. May God grant you eternal rest.

    Cousin Phyl

  3. Terri Martin says:

    Sending My Love out to Willie’s Wife and Family.Rest in Paradise Til We Meet again Cousin.Will Always Remember You.

  4. Altee Rice says:

    Sending comforting thoughts and prayers to the wife of Cousin Willie and his siblings. May GOD bless you and keep in this time of mourning. Althea and Lump.

  5. Farlane McGilvery says:

    Sending condolences to the family.
    Praying for comfort & peace 🙏🏽

  6. April Martin Yates says:

    We will miss you Uncle Willie. We know that you are no longer here physically, but will always be with us spiritually, and will forever be in our hearts. 🙏

    Your niece April

  7. Shannon Vance-Corbett says:

    Cuz you were an inspiration to me you was one of my cousins that I could talk to and you would keep it real I have so many fond memories of our time, you were my dad’s right hand man and I thank you for your time with him but your time has come just as all of our time will come to go to that house not made with hands that final resting place eternal in the heavens. You will never be forgotten for your memories and love lives on within us all. Love you cuz. My condolences to cousin Ethney and your kids and the family. Your cousin Shannon Vance-Corbett

  8. Kate Taylor says:

    My Prayers and condolences to the family and friends. RIP Willie.

  9. Shirneitha Ferguson says:

    My heart goes out to you Ethany, the children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and host of family and friends that loved Willie and are will miss him here on earth. We grew into adulthood together and those days are forever in my heart. Sorry we didn’t get together before now, thank you for all t that you gave to us in your time with us. Hugs to those that you’ve seen again in your new journey. I love you! “Pretty Girl””🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️

  10. Kesha Martin says:

    Rest in paradise Daddy.. I will miss our long distance conversations on the phone.. can’t believe I lost you and my bestfriend to cancer..Please watch over me and your granddaughter. I love ❤️ you..

  11. Joseph and Karen Hollstein says:

    Prayers for the Lord’s peace and grace during this time for you all.

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