Jo Dee Messina Mourns the Loss of her Beloved Mother, Mary

Jo Dee Messina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski 2
Jo Dee Messina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Jo Dee Messina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jo Dee Messina is mourning the loss of her mother, Mary Messina. The country singer took to Instagram on Sunday (April 19) to pay tribute to her mom, who passed away that morning.

“God knew exactly what he was doing when he made me my mother’s daughter. She loved me perfectly in a way that only she could do. She was my encouragement and she believed in me at times when no one else did. She understood the way I thought and she understood the way I felt. What a blessing she was to me, my entire life,” Messina wrote.

The singer went on to share that she is comforted by the fact that her mother “went home to be with The Lord” and that she is now “reunited with her family.”

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God knew exactly what he was doing when he made me my mother’s daughter. She loved me perfectly in a way that only she could do. She was my encouragement and she believed in me at times when no one else did. She understood the way I thought and she understood the way I felt. What a blessing she was to me, my entire life. This morning my mother went home to be with The Lord. While we are tending to what needs to be done, she is entrenched in God’s glory. She is reunited with her family and my mother gets to gaze at the face of Jesus. Wow! Thank you to those of you who supported my mother over the years. For those who loved her and showed her kindness, thank you so much! She loved you and enjoyed the moments she got to share with you. Your kindness and enthusiasm made her heart full. I am grateful to you for giving her that gift. Here is a little something my mother used to tell me: “There is a string that ties your heart to mine. It is a string that can never be broken. There is no distance too far – not even death can break the string that ties my heart to yours…” I love you, Mama! I’ll see ya soon. “The Blessing (Live)” – @karijobe @codycarnes @elevationworship

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Her touching post concluded with a message that her mother often used to share with her.

“Here is a little something my mother used to tell me: ‘There is a string that ties your heart to mine. It is a string that can never be broken. There is no distance too far – not even death can break the string that ties my heart to yours…'”

Messina did not reveal her mother’s cause of death, however, over the years, she shared that her mother was experiencing some off-and-on health issues.

Our thoughts are with Jo Dee Messina and her family at this time.

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