Lula Messina Obituary

Lula Juanita Messina
Lula Juanita Messina

December 20, 1918 - March 20, 2019
Born in Norris City, Illinois
Resided in Granite City, Illinois
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Lula Juanita Messina of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home at the age of 100.

She was born December 20, 1918 in Norris City, Illinois, a daughter of the late Edward Earl and Montie Alma (Hanks) Cornick.

She married Jess Jasper Messina on June 12, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on March 20, 2010.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of sewing. She cherished her family and enjoyed the special times shared with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lori Messina of Maryville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Doris and Mike Dannenbrink of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Shirley Messina-Powell of Kirkwood, Missouri, Janet and Ed Biggs of Overland, Missouri and Catherine and Joe Ashbaugh of Columbia, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Messina of Valley Park, Missouri; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Messina and three sisters, Irene Simone, Dorothy Williams and Alma Ottinger.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.




Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Monday, March 25, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
2300 Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2910 South State Route 157
Edwardsville, IL US 62025
Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Heartland Hospice
333 Salem Place #165
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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