Joyce Rebecca (Murph) Messer

March 28, 1944 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 77)


Joyce Rebecca Murph Messer, 77 of Kannapolis died Thursday December 23, 2021 at Tucker Hospice House after a period of declining health. No services are scheduled at this time.

Joyce was born March 28, 1944 in Cabarrus Co. NC, a daughter of the late Clarence A. and Nellie Johnson Murph. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jack Messer and her son, Jeffrey Thomas Messer; her sister Evelyn Wriestling and her brother, Archie L. Murph.

A lifelong area resident, Joyce was a 1962 graduate of Winecoff High School and as an adult worked for Cannon Mills as a weaver until retirement. She enjoyed fishing and reading and spending time with her family.

Those remaining to cherish her memories include her grandsons, William and Bradlee Messer and their mom, Kimberly Barber, all of Kannapolis. She is also survived by 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

Online condolences may be left at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce Rebecca (Murph) Messer, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Joyce Rebecca (Murph) Messer
© 2022 Whitley's Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy