Posted: Thu 8:49 AM, Dec 06, 2012
Funeral Home: Trevino-Smith Funeral Home
April 25, 1927 - December 3, 2012
Claudia Lee (Martin) Messina, 85, of Bryan passed from this life peacefully Monday, December 3, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, December 6, in Alexander Cemetery in the Alexander Community with the Rev. Henry Stoval officiating.
Claudia was born April 25, 1927 in Franklin, Texas to the Claude and Florence (Bishop) Martin. In her younger years she loved dancing with her favorite dance partner Joe. She enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with friends and always lived life to the fullest.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carl Martin; and two sisters, Sudie Flatt and Lillian Cikalo.
Claudia leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 64 years, Joe Messina Sr.; son, Joseph Messina Jr.; three daughters, Delores Martin, Carolyn Lyons, and Jo Lynn and Charles (Spook) Vernon; a sister, Mary Alice Farrington; a sister-in-law, Mary Martin; special niece, Donna Mareth and nephew, Claude Wayne Martin; a special friend and caregiver, Gladys West; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
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