The family will receive friends today, May 3, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bell Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Otto Tolbert and the Rev. Randy Owens officiating.
Messick was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy Harris and Linnie Bell Campbell Upton; husband, Leon Messick; daughter, Joannie Mae Orfanides; sons, A.B. Owens and Joe Neil Owens; daughter-in-law, Linda Hester; grandsons, Darrell Owens and Jerry Hester; sister, Azalee Harris; and brother, J.P. Harris.
She is survived by her sons, Wyman Owens and his wife, Kathy, William Donald Owens, Raymond Owens and Jackie Owens and his wife, Nancy; daughter, Beatrice Stewart and her husband, Jerry; daughter-in-law, Melody Owens; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
You may sign an online register or express private condolences to the family at www.BellSumiton.com.
Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611