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Karen D. Messer

Tallahassee - Karen D. Messer peacefully went to be with the lord while surrounded by her loving family on August 7, 2018. Karen was born and raised in Tallahassee and attended Leon High School and T.C.C. Karen enjoyed drawing, reading, music and solitaire on her tablet. Karen loved learning and was an avid experimentalist. She loved her travels to Puerto Rico and spending time with close friends and loved ones.

Karen is survived by her partner of 42 years Gladys Hernandez; her son Johnny Colson II (Jennie); her parents Charles (Wanda) Messer and Judith E. Messer. Siblings Charlene Messer Walker, Wesley K., Victoria And Jeff (Brenda) Messer. She had 5 grandchildren, Brittany, Brandy, Jonas, Jasmine and Johnny Colson III and four great grandchildren, Chase, Asher, Kaylee and Emily. Also, in her heart were her chosen daughter Myra Martin and granddaughter Makenzie Martin, along with a host nephews, nieces, cousins and other extended family and beloved pets Bennie, Tito Puente, Friskie and Chipper Bird.

Through the years Karen cultivated many friends with whom she enjoyed great times. We all will remember her beautiful smile. Services for Karen will be on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 11:00am at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850) 942-2929, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 9, 2018
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