George Herbert Messenger, 78, of Clarksdale, Mississippi, passed away on January 3, 2018 in Southaven, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at Church of God in Christ State Headquarters in Clarksdale, Mississippi on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. with Reverend Gwendolyn Stringer Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon, Mississippi. Visitation will be held at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1-5 p.m. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
George was born in Tchula, Mississippi on November 25, 1939. His parents were Leroy and Ethel Mae Messenger. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School and Xavier University. After leaving Xavier, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he was honorably discharged after his mother's death to care for his siblings. He ran the historic, "Messengers" in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He enjoyed jogging as a hobby and received many trophies and awards for this. He was a member of the Memphis Runners Track Club throughout his jogging years.
George is survived by his children: Peter, Jerry, Michael, Sr., Debra, Melissa, Eric, and Duane; His siblings: Pauline, Marthella, Roy, Eddie, Katie, lots of grandkids, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Messenger.
Flower contributions may be made to Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2018.