Marie Therese Poillon Messa

Marie Therese “Tee” Poillon Messa, age 87 years, passed away on November 22, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Charles Messa for 60 years. Loving mother of Kenneth, Jr. (wife Kit), Mark, and Jeanne Messa (Mike). Daughter of the late Adolphe and Eulesbaan Poillon. Sister of Helen Story, Cecile Tregle, and the late Anne Salvaggio. Grandmother of Kenneth, III “K.C.” (wife Gina), Timothy (wife Amanda), Laura (husband Josh Anderson), Eric, and Claire Messa. Also survived by 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Messa was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Chalmette and a parishioner of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Slidell, LA. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the staff and nurses of Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center in Algiers, especially Eloise and Joyce for the love and support they provided.    

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Mass at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Rd., Chalmette, LA on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at church from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Society of The Little Flower, 1313 Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 60561 or Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center, 5600 General De Gaulle Dr., Algiers, LA 70114. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit