Bernice T. Messer

Dec. 01, 2012 @ 06:06 PM

Bernice T. Messer, age 91 of Seymour, formerly of Rogersville and Chattanooga, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012. Mrs. Messer was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Fritz of Seymour; son, Tim Messer and wife Tracy of Chickamauga, GA; granddaughters, Laura Fritz and husband Ryan Bandy of Chattanooga, Tara Woodroof and husband Chad of Seymour; grandson, Mark Messer of Chattanooga; step-grandchildren, Caleb and Lauren Renegar of Chickamauga, GA; great-grandchildren, Emma and Carson Woodroof of Seymour; sisters, Doris Devine and husband Charlie of Rossville, GA, and Barbara Gibson of Georgetown, TN; sister-in-law, Myrtle Plemons of Ider, AL; several nieces and nephews; and special niece Sherry and her family Greg and Whitney Clark.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Relay for Life, C/O Cheryl Burcham, US Bank, 901 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Dr. Bruce Yates officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour. 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865. 865-577-2807. The family will also receive friends 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel with interment to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.