June 17, 1950 - January 6, 2015
Eunice Marie Messina
June 17, 1950 – January 6, 2015
Eunice Marie passed away on January 6, 2015 after a valiant struggle with multiple illnesses. She is survived by her husband John, her daughter Courtney, and siblings Mike Heim, Carol Franke, and Pat Etheredge. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, a University of Texas at Arlington graduate, she had a long and successful career with JC Penney followed by joining her husband’s business in clothing manufacturing and fundraising. The family has lived in Plano, Texas since 1989. Eunice had many passions in life, the first being her family, then followed by her devotion to God and to her church. It was with joy and commitment that she immersed herself in ongoing service to those who needed her. She was a woman of purpose, a woman who made a difference in the lives of all that she touched. Regardless of the task, she was in it one hundred percent, from her daughter’s soccer to ministering to the homebound. There are no adequate words to describe the goodness of this woman who inspired, encouraged, supported and loved with such beauty and grace. “We will miss her laughter, her smiles, her hugs, and her entire being. We will cherish the gift that we were given to have her in our lives.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a charitable donation to The Eunice Messina Fund Prince of Peace, to which proceeds will go to The Hogar Orphanage in Honduras.
A mass celebrating her life will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church located at 5100 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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