Sue Messer Ingle

Mar 16, 2017

In God’s Care

CANTON — Martha Sue Messer Ingle, 82, entered into the arms of the angels on Thursday, March 16, 2017, and was carried to her glorious, eternal heavenly home.

Sue was born May 18, 1934, in Haywood County to the late William Messer and Nora Haney Messer. Sue was a dedicated homemaker and she always welcomed friends and family into her home with open arms. Her strong faith was an important part of her life, and her love for her church and her family held the most important places in her heart. Sue was a faithful member of Canton Free Will Baptist Church, where she was honored to be one of the oldest living members.

She loved all children and was lovingly known to many as “Nana Sue.” She touched many children as she taught Vacation Bible School at church and she was also involved in the Church Ladies Auxillary. She loved beautiful flowers, spending time in her yard and she also had wonderful, happy memories of camping at Davidson River.

Sue was a beautiful and kind lady, and in the words of her children, "We were blessed to have a wonderful mother and grandmother.” To honor our precious Sue, please say a word of kindness to someone you meet today, or reach out and give someone a loving hug. Sue shall be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Wiley Carroll Ingle; and also her husband, Jerry Messer; a daughter, Linda Rigdon; a sister, Maxine Clark; brothers, Guy and Joe Messer; and also an infant brother.

Surviving are her sons, Bill Ingle and his wife, Gail Ingle, of Lake Lure, Randy Ingle and his wife, Marilyn Ingle, of Columbus, and Rick Ingle and his wife, Debbie Ingle, of Clyde; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a great-grandson blessing soon to be born; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Mary Jane Collins and her husband, Roger Collins, of Danville, Virginia, and Edna Rowland, of Asheville; and many dear friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Canton Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to The Homestead, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC 28721.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Ingle family and words of comfort may be shared at