Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Judith "Judi" Ann Eagles Messer

April 28, 1944June 7, 2019
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MESSER, Judith "Judi" Ann Eagles, age 75, of Henrico, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, her parents, and her brother, on Friday, June 7, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Culbert Eagles, Sr.; mother, Lois Emma Woodcock Eagles; brother, Hubert Culbert Eagles, Jr.

Left to cherish Judi's legacy are her son, James "Jamie" Wesely Messer, Jr. (Sarah); granddaughter, Emma Josephine Messer; grandson, Culbert "Cole" James Messer; niece, Sharon Elizabeth Wood (Edward); great-nephew, Randall Edward Wood; great-niece, Jessica Lois Wood; niece; Carianne Eagles-DeVous (Tim); great-nieces, Alexis Tiffany Golden (Caleb) and Alyssa Nicole DeVous; great-nephew, Logan Eagles DeVous; and many beloved friends and family.

Judi was known by many different names, but her proudest was being MeeMa to Emma and Cole. They were the apple of her eye and she was their heart and soul. She can never be replaced but her love for them will be with them forever.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 am at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va., 23229, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Autism Society of Central Virginia.

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“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like EAGLES; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:31


  • American Cancer Society
  • Autism Society of Central Virginia


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, June 15, 2019


Judith "Judi" Ann Eagles Messer

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Ruth Whitt

June 8, 2019

Dave and Ruth Sharp Whitt

Dave and Judi shared a birthday and were neighbors during their very early years on Whitehead Road. There is a picture of them when they turned 2 or 3 standing on his back steps sharing a cake. The look on both of their faces said "I want my own cake!!" Not a happy photo.

Ruth spent many weekends at the Eagles' home during their high school years. Judi was the maid of honor at their wedding. The three of us truly grew up together.

We left Virginia when the Air Force said "go" and for the last 40 years we have lived in Colorado. We kept in touch by phone and more recently by Facebook. She dearly loved her son and his family. She was a proud grandma.

We are thankful that Judi was part of our lives.

Jamie Messer

June 8, 2019

There are so many memories of my Mom. Some good and some bad. The biggest aspect of her I will remember is her strength. It was not easy raising a son on her own. She worked hard to provide. There were times we were rolling pennies for bread and gas but she kept fighting through it. There were times when our relationship was strained where we would do nothing but fight and argue with each other. She was a fighter and wouldn’t back down especially if she thought she was right. She battled and beat a cancer she shouldn’t have survived 6 months with. She battled all the way to the end until her body had enough.

It took me a while to understand why she fought like she did. She didn’t do it out of anger, but out of love. She instilled that in me. I love her for all of the toughness, and through that, love she gave us. Life isn’t always easy but you have to keep fighting. Thank you for showing me that I can persevere through the ups and downs in life as long as I keep fighting. Your love will always be with us.

Mary Banks (Bayonla)

June 7, 2019

Mama Messer...I will always remember when we had Easter lunch at your house the first time you got to meet Mike. I remember the first time I met you. I was welcomed with open arms as if you had known me forever. And I will always cherish when you came for my wedding. And even though I was always so bad about ever seeing you or calling you, thank goodness for FB, and we kept in touch there. I will miss your little posts about Good Night with the cute animals. I always knew you loved me in Richmond. I love you always and miss you. I'll see you in Heaven, Mama.

Sharon Wood

June 7, 2019

My beloved Aunt Judi...I will miss you more than I could ever express. While I will miss your physical presence, it gives me such comfort that you are again reunited with your parents and my dad. I know they were waiting for you with open arms, letting you know it’s ok. Rest easy, Judi. I will love you always, and until one day when we see each other again......



Judith "Judi" Ann Eagles Messer
1944 - 2019


Judith "Judi" Ann Eagles Messer
1944 - 2019