The Times West Virginian

November 25, 2012

Vickie Messenger

Times West Virginian

— Vickie Ann (Cross) Messenger, 49, of Montana Mines Community passed away on Saturday (Nov. 24, 2012) at Ruby Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Fairmont on Aug. 18, 1963, a daughter of the late John “Jack” H. Cross and Sylvia (Murphy) Cross.

Vickie was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker. In addition, she had worked for the Marion County Transit Authority. She worked for many years for the Times West Virginian in the circulation department. She was last employed at the Winfield Food Mart and a sales clerk.

She enjoyed going to bingo and the High Life. She loved her pets, Spike and Princess. She liked race cars and demolition derby; her favorite driver was David Allison. Vickie would pass time by watching the Food Network, but most of all her life revolved around her grandchildren.

Vickie is survived by her husband, Brian “Hippy” Messenger; two daughters, Amanda Cottrill and her husband Johnathen and Leandra Messenger and her companion Shawn Wilson; two sons, John Dillow and Dylan Messenger; five very special grandchildren, Mercedes Rizer, Wyatt Cross, Isaiah Dillow, Kayleigh Watkins and Aubrey Wilson; her sister, Liz (Cross) Sales and her husband David; a nephew, Johnathon Scales; three nieces, Shanna (Cross) and her husband William Watkins, Tausha (Cross) and her companion Matt, and Renee Wisenbaler; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Vickie was preceded in death by her brothers, Barry L. Cross, Dennis “Denny” Cross and Ronald Cross, who died in infancy; her grandparents, William Orville and Ardith Murphy and Austin “Bud” and Minnie Cross; and a niece, Tonya Garrett.

Friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, today from 3-8 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Barker officiating. Interment will follow at the Montana Mines Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.carpenterand