Mrs. Martha E. Messer, 82, a resident of LaGrange, GA passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM EST Thursday, September 30, 2021, from Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley, AL with Rev. Randy Gilbert officiating. Burial will be held at Long Cane Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST at the funeral home.
Mrs. Messer was born in Elora, TN on September 21, 1939, and was a member of Long Cane Baptist Church. She also loved to attend and have fellowship with Faith Evangelistic Church and Reeds Chapel Baptist Church. She loved life , church, and meeting people. She was always on the go and was always looking for an adventure. She was faithful to her churches and was loved by all.
She is survived by her children, Ann Bailey (Jeff), Jo Burdick (Rick), and Thomas Messer; seven grandchildren, Zachary Messer, Brooke Lyons, Austin Estes, Eddie Estes, Nikki Rice, Sheryl Estes, & Chris Burdick; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren, and best friend and caregiver, Jessica Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Messer, parents, Lester & Ethel Mae Cates; sisters, Jimmie Lee Mitchell & Minnie Lou Harper; and brother, Thomas Cates.
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