Floral 30

Glenda Lee (Shuford) Messer

June 30, 1943 ~ March 10, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old



Your Mother Is Always with You

She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.

She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself.

She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well.

She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day.

She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow.

She is Christmas morning.

Your mother lives inside your laughter.

She’s the place you come from, your first home.

She’s the map you follow with every step you take.

She’s your first love, your first friend, 

but nothing on Earth can separate you.

Not time.

Not space.

Not even death.



Glenda Lee Shuford Messer, 79 of Fletcher joined her heavenly family on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Pardee Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Fred Lee and Francis Mack Shuford.

Glenda was of the Baptist faith and was a shining example of a christian woman. To know to her was to love her. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Laws.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth Charles Messer; daughter, Kim L. Miller; son, Kelly C. Messer and two sisters, Alice Barrett and Nancy Shepherd. Also surviving her niece, Sherry Buckner along with many other nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family plans to have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

The care of Glenda has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Candler.


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