Jerry Joe “Moose” Massa

Jerry Joe “Moose” Massa passed into eternal life on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the age of 60.  Born on November 30, 1962 to Frank and Jerre Sue Massa, he was raised in Hitchcock where he enjoyed a wonderful childhood that included playing with his friends in the neighborhood and fishing and shrimping with his father and his three (3) brothers. He graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1981and went on to work for the Texas Department of Corrections before becoming self-employed.  He enjoyed many hobbies and activities, especially bowling.  He was a faithful member of Faith Community Church in Bayou Vista.  Jerry Joe was kind, gentle and caring.  He never met a stranger and he was always quick to greet everyone with a warm, sincere smile.  He adored his nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-niece, and they all adored him.  He always made time for them, whether that meant playing with them during family gatherings or attending their baseball games and other events.  He was proud of all that they did and he was a huge part of their lives.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and loved ones. Life will not be the same without him.

Preceded in death by his father, Frank Massa, and his brother, Jay Massa, Jerry Joe is survived by his loving mother, Jerre Sue Massa of Bayou Vista, his brother John Paul Massa of Hitchcock, his brother James Massa, Sr. of Crosby, his nephew James Massa, Jr, (Candace) of Texas City, his nephew John Ryan Massa (Kaysha) of Hitchcock, his niece Wendy Massa-Newton (Jonathan) of Tomball and his niece Callie Jo Massa DePascal (Devin) of Hitchcock.

The family will hold a private graveside service under the direction of James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.


  1. Having grown up in Greenwood I have some great memories of Moose. He was a great guy and his skills on a dirtbike were legendary!! My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

    Paul Tacquard
  2. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers sent to family and friends. R.I.P. Jerry Joe .. keep rolling those strikes! 🎳🎳🙏🙏❤️

    Travis & Paula Shipley
  3. My sincere condolences. RIP Moose, see you on the other side brother.

  4. I’m sad to hear this. Such a wonderful person. Growing up with Moose and living in neighborhood was such a joy.

  5. My sincere deepest , heartfelt, condolences go out to all of you over the loss of Jerry Joe. I know what a wonderful and sincere person he always was, and the love that he had for all of you.
    I love you Jerri Sue. & the family. May God comfort you through this. pain & sorrow. Your in my heart, thoughts & prayers ALWAYS.
    Rest in Peace , Jerry Joe.💔🙏🙏

    Janet Dowdy
  6. I hate to hear the news we met years ago and my condolences to the family…Moose I remember meeting you and sharing the dances to country music and i know now that’s exactly what your doing in heaven rest easy ..

    Yolanda Giles
  7. So sorry sending love and condolences and prayers for the family,seems like yesterday we all played in the front yard together ,memories,as well when we all went to church together,as as well all our family were close,I’m so sorry for y’all loss prayers from the Gundermanns family

    Harold Thomas Gundermann
  8. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers 🙏 for his family & friends.

    Shirley Fleming
  9. Moose was my best friend growing up in greenwood, we had many adventures riding our bikes on the trails in the wood and jumping our bikes on ramps we made. I will see you in Heaven my friend.

    Curt Whittington
  10. My family sends their condolences to the entire Massa family for your loss and especially to Ms. Jerre Sue Massa. As children we spent countless hours in Greenwood riding bikes, playing four square, kick ball, baseball, football and just always hanging out in the neighborhood.

    David Melchor
  11. Jerre Sue, You and you family are in my thoughts and prayers as you bear the loss of you precious Jerry Joe. God continue to bring to strength and comfort. My love Judy

    Judy Whelton
  12. Me and moose used to hang out with the gang and also hit the clubs. We shared an apartment when we were younger and had some awesome times. I learned today about moose and I am very sad. Moose was always kind to everyone and the toughest guy I ever knew. Moose you we be truly missed.

    Jim parnell

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