Annette Ippolito Messina

October 11, 1927 - August 8, 2020

Annette Ippolito Messina, 92 of Beaumont, Texas passed away August 8, 2020 at 4:40 am of natural causes while in St Elizabeth Hospital. She was a native of Beaumont and attended St. Anthony High School. She was a loving and caring housewife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and aunt. Annette volunteered at St. Elizabeth first handing out menus to the patients helping them fill it out and then would go into the nursery to rock the newborn babies which she loved most. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Ladies, the Forty-niner’s Plus Club and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Annette worked the St. Joseph’s Alter every year making cookies and serving the guest. 

She is survived by her children Sam C. Messina, Joseph V. Messina and wife Sheri, Michael A. Messina and wife Laurine, Frances M. Jones and husband John, Charley G. Messina, Jr. and wife June, Annette M. Leonard and husband Dennis and Stephen G. Messina and wife Carey. Her grandchildren, Angela M. Woods and husband Chris, Anthony P. Messina, Sean M. Jones and wife Katherine, Justin C. Jones and wife Lindsay, Taylor C. Jones, and wife Kimberly, Katherine J. Bjorkman and husband Reed, Casey V. Messina, Erica L. Messina, David M. Zantop and wife Elizabeth, Lauren R. Prickett, Andrew J. Messina, Patrick M. Messina and Stephanie M. Messina. Her seventeen great grandchildren, one on the way and five great-great grandchildren. And a number of nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded by her loving husband Charley G. Messina, Sr., parents Joe Ippolito and Lena P. Ippolito. And her sister, Nancy I. Fertitta and husband Joseph (Pep) Fertitta, daughter-in-law Thelma (DeeDee) Beall, two grandsons Michael A. Messina, Jr. and John P. Messina and several nieces and nephews.

God brought Annette and Charley together in 1946 and through them created an incredible family full of love, joy and faith. What wonderful loving memories and a legacy she leaves behind for the family to remember.

Pallbearers Anthony P. Messina, David M. Zantop, Andrew J. Messina, Patrick M. Messina, Michael Calamia and Keith Calamia. Honorable Pallbearers Sean M. Jones, Justin C. Jones, Taylor C. Jones, Joseph F. Fertitta, Donald P. Fertitta, Joseph L. Cascio.

The family would like to thank Diemitrich (Dede) Richard Butler, our mothers long time caretaker, for the love and care she gave our mother. It was comforting to us to know that Dede was there taking care of her. We would also like to thank mother’s nurse at St. Elizabeth, Ashley Salzgaber, who was so kind and caring taking the time to facetime with each of her children so we could say our goodbye’s because we couldn’t be with her.

A Rosary for Mrs. Messina will be recited at 6:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 9:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with her entombment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Mrs. Messina’s services can be streamed live here:

In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701 and to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 3429, Beaumont, Texas 77704, in the name of Annette Ippolito Messina.

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Anna Fertitta Carter

So Sorry for the loss of Aunt Net. I will miss her. May prayers to all of you during this difficult time

Peggy Mann

Enjoyed sitting on the porch and visiting ; sweet lady !

Anita Savino Fournier

Words just do not cover my feelings at this times about my 1st cousin Annette but I extend deepest sympathy to all of her family members. She was a caring person and raised a wonderful family. Warm thoughts to all

Anita Savino Fournier

Words fail me at this time, but I have many fond memories of my times with cousin Annette. I extend deepest sympathy to the family, with warm thoughts.

Stephanie Serio Roberts and family

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Messina family on the loss of your sweet mother. She is now at peace and in paradise.

Teri Frost McGinnis

I can only express the joys and fun that I have had growing up around them. Charlie and Annette were such great parents. I dropped by often to visit and play pool on their pool table. Her husband, Charlie loved to pick on me. Her daughter, Annette, kept my hair trimed. Her daughter and I grew up together throughout our school years and we have the same birthday. Mrs. Messina always welcomed me and I enjoyed learning to cook in their traditional ways. Her daughter, Annette carries on her Mom's cooking to this day. I have enjoyed knowing her family and pray for their peace. Annette lived a long, loving, and giving life.

Mary Beth Adrian Cloninger

Frances and all the Messina family--your mother was a favorite volunteer at St.. E's. She was always cheerful and very very faithful. How blest you are to have had such a special lady for your mother. I know you will be sharing many happy memories and that they will comfort you. Mary Beth Cloninger, former Director of Volunteers at St. E.

Bertha O'Neill

My deepest sympathies to the Messina family. She was the most loving kind and compassionate lady I had the privilege to know. She will forever be in my heart.

Joseph F Fertitta

My wonderful aunt net. I am so thankful for all of the memories that will remain with me for the rest of my life. I loved you dearly and truly will miss you, but not nap time on Beech st. May you rest in peace .to my cousins, Sandy and I will have you in our daily prayers for comfort and peace.

Vincent & Katherine Rinando

It's hard to believe Aunt Annette has gone to her heavenly home with Uncle Charley. She will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers go out to all the family. We will not be able to attend the visitation & Mass but will be there in spirit by streaming the service. Be safe & remember you are in our prayers always.

Rochelle Sodipo Washington

I would like to express my condolences to the Messina family for the loss of their beloved matriarch, Mrs. Annette Messina. May God bless you and keep you.

Karen Russell

To my dear Messina family. To share a memory would be impossible when we have so many to remember. I do remember how much she loved us all especially my mom. Rest In Peace Aunt Annette I will love you always.

Alzada Stansbury

My sympathy to all of Annette's family. She was so special to me. Enjoyed working with her at Culligan. Special memories.

Laura and Carl Fontenot

We are Praying for all of you. Aunt Annette made such an impression on me when I was a young girl. When I would spend the night, many times I saw her on her knees in her bedroom praying on a beautiful prayer bench, if I remember right, uncle Charlie made for her. She was a strong beautiful amazing women of god an example of love and hospitality to all who had the opportunity to be in her company. Some of my favorite memories were at the beach, Momma and Aunt Annette would rent a beach house together and they were such fun mommas, they made all our trips ones to remember. She will continue to be a blessing to me in all my memories of our time spent together. I love you all very much and am thankful for you. May God give you peace. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Robert Bartnicki

One of my greatest joys was spending so many wonderful years with the Messina family. Mrs. Messina, whom I considered my second Mother, always treated me with respect and kindness. The loving chaos that surrounded their Sunday family dinners (7 children + many friends), orchestrated by her, is a fond memory. Particularly, watching her amazing patience and calm with so many people simultaneously loading their plates with freshly made meatballs and pasta while making us feel so welcome. I will miss your kind words of encouragement and, of course, calling me to dinner.......”BARTNICKI......hurry up come get a plate”:)! Heaven is a more beautiful place now Mrs. Messina. Much love, Robert

Kessler Ozment

Prayers for the Messina family I know Mrs Messina is reunited with the love of her life filling him in on the family...I can hear him now telling her where you been..They had a love that will last for eternity...

Kathryn Hinojosa

God has called his Angel home. Annette was the most beautiful lady and with a heart of Gold. Loved her family dearly and Our Heavenly Father. I enjoyed being around Annette with working on the St. Joseph Altar and hearing her stories of our Ippolito Family. May God Bless Annette's Family and wrap His Loving Arms around them with Love and Peace. Rest in Peace my dear sweet cousin. Loved you dearly. Kathryn Malley Hinojosa

Debbie Jackson

Annette - you were an extraordinary woman who influenced so very many people. You will always be in our hearts and in the hearts of so very many! We treasured all our times together and the love you & Charley had for us and our boys. God has a special place for you & Charley and we know you are rejoicing together! Always loved! Always remembered! Debbie & Jody Jackson