Lurene Christine Messer, age 60, of Estate Sion Farm Christiansted, St. Croix, died on Dec. 3, 2019, in Weston, Fla.
Lurene was preceded in death by her parents: Christian Messer Sr. and Gloria Burke; grandmother, Florence Utendahl-Burke; and nephew, Aubrey “Shaco” Milligan Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Zahra O’Reilly-Bates; son, Raymond O’Reilly Jr.; grandchildren: Jahnyra O’Reilly, Raydija O’Reilly, Jahdira O’Reilly, Taj Bates, Dirajah O’Reilly and Richard O’Reilly; sisters: Corrine Messer-Milligan and Catherine Messer; brothers: Almeric Messer, Christian Messer Jr. and Sheldon Messer; nieces: Adrina Milligan-Thompson, Kidejah Messer, Diamond and Deidre Ritter, Olivia Messer, Octavia Messer and Nicole-Marie Messer; nephews: Winston “Bosco” Gomez, Yauncey Milligan Sr., Rakim Messer, Abijah Messer, Quindell Messer and Derek Rucker; great nieces: Quenisha Hendrickson, Yaunika Milligan-Joseph, Sharika Milligan, A’Nya Milligan, Ari Messer, Ky’Zahra and Kiana Messer;
She is also survived by great nephews: Deonte Gomez, Anthony Worthington, Kenyatta, Yauncey Jr., Siedi, Kenobi and Shan Milligan, Shackwon, Shacoy, Shanoi and Khenoi Milligan, Douglas D’Nye and Jah’Nye Thompson, David and Fabian Perez, Dylan Gittens, Rakim Messer Jr. and Sebastian Messer; aunts: Evelyn Messer-James and Clarissa Messer-Petersen; uncle, Calvin Burke Sr.; son-in-law, Elroy “Bebe” Bates Jr.; godsons: Randall Simmonds and Shackio Harley; cousins: Aminah Saleem, Anna Clendenen-Thompson, Laurel James-Hecker, Magnolia Matthias-Fitzgerald, Wanda Morris, Valerie Petersen Sackey, Violet Petersen, Joan Morris-Felix, Grete James-Garcia, Erna James-Lynch, Jennifer James-N’Joya, Gustav James Jr., Carl Michael James, Wayne James, Winfield James, Anthony Messer, Lionel Messer Jr., Carol Burke, Carolyn Burke, Maureen Burke-Ventura, Denise Jackson, Crystal Burke, Robert Burke, Dr. Glenwood Charles, Ronae Burke, Antonio “Ricky” Messer, Avilda Messer-Branch, Vincent England, Emily Westby, Leroy and Wilfred Woodrup.
Other survivors include special friends: Angelita Encarnacion, Elroy Bates Sr., Coretta Bates and family, Floris, Dinah and Cyd O’Reilly and family, Pamela Harris and family, Christine Rampersad and family, Innocencia Bermudez and family, Sitna Yarwood and family, Sylvia Cornelius and family, Jennifer Rodriguez and family, Winifred Canton and family, Marlene Henley, Gloria Barker Estephane and family, Mascha and Angelika Williams, Manuel and Sudrane Camacho, Emanuel Camacho, Dido Harris, Sandra Knight, Afia Armstrong and the Sunny Isle Food Court family; as well as the Messer, James, Petersen, Prince, Springer, Heyliger, Brady, Benjamin, Miller, Hector, Joseph, Hodge, Andrews, Parris, Urgent, Burke, Samuel, Woodrup, Edwards, Williams, Motta, Donovan, Donadelle, Steele and Frorup families.