Lorena Mae ‘Lennie’ Messick, 83

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Beloved wife and loving mother, Lorena Mae “Lennie” Messick, of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 83.

Lennie was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Morgantown, West Virginia, daughter of the late Clifford R. and Effie Mae Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Harris.

Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Messick; daughters, Brenda Kresse and her husband, Sonny and Pamela Foster; grandchildren, Amanda Schultz and Sterling Foster V; great-grandchildren, Cody, Mia and Sean Schultz; brother, Charles Harris; and sisters, Lessie Runner, Mary Hartley and Jenny Rose.

A family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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