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Sandra Messinger

November 23, 1938 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 80)


Deceased: Sandra Messinger
Age: 80
Husband: Mark Messinger
Children: Dale Herrington
                Frank Herrington
                Ronald Herrington
                Linda Branch
Brother: Benjamin (Buddy) Skeen
Preceeded in death by her father Frank Skeen and mother Mildred Skeen
Sandra had 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren

Sandra was a kind, loving mother who cherished her family, loved and honored her husband, and loved her Lord and Savior with all her heart.
She always put everyones needs above her own. Whether in a hospital bed, or nursing home, as her health began to fail, she made it a point to share the love of God with doctors, nurses, caretakers, or other patients.
She loved her 4 chihauhaus, and that love wasn`t always shared by other family members. She gave generously to various ministries, family, even to total strangers. She once gave $5.00 to a homeless man who told her he was hungry. Without hesitation she told him to go get him something to eat, and if he bought booze, she hoped it made him deathly sick. The man assured her he would get food. We believe he was scared to buy booze after her comments in fear of getting sick.
Numerous times she would tell others that they need to trust and believe God to supply their needs, and in the same breath speak about her  needs and make the comment, she didn`t know what she was going to do. We would remind her that she was going to take the same advice she was giving ever one else. And that she was going to trust God. He never failed her.

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Time of Remembrance
March 9, 2019

4:00 PM
David Russell Funeral Home
2005 S. Bartow Road
Lakeland, Florida 33801

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