Barbara Messenger

August 24, 1945 - December 28, 2021

08/24/1945 - 12/28/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday January 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Saturday January 15, 2022
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Barbara “Bobbi” Messenger passed away December 28 in Virginia Beach. She was born to Charles and Gloria Tripp in Riverside, California and grew up in Apalachin, New York. Barbara graduated from Owego Free Academy in 1963 and went on to raise two beautiful sons who she is very proud of. Barbara worked in jewelry sales up until her death. She loved reading, cruising every year with her sister Lilli, celebrating Christmas and was always active and enjoying life. She loved her dogs Bucky and Cookie but most of all, she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Barbara was all about family, always giving and always planning for the next family reunion. She is survived by her sons; Darrin (Rollyn) Cartwright of  Canton Georgia and David Messenger of Virginia Beach; sibling Donna (John) Reynold of Endwell, New York, Karl Tripp of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, Kenneth (Sue) Tripp of Apalachin, New York, Kurt (Debbie) Tripp of Stafford, Virginia, and Lilli Benson of Cordova, Tennessee; grandchildren Justin, Jacqueline and Angelina; and great grandchildren Miles and Will. Barbara was also survived by several nephews, nieces and cousins. Bobbi was the matriarch of the “Tripp Tribe”. She would want tradition and reunions to continue and is leaving this in the capable hands of the “outlaws” Sue and Debbie who she loved so dearly.
A visitation will be held for Barbara on Saturday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel followed by the funeral service at 2:00pm.
 
 

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Renee Hudson
4 months ago

Barbara was a loving coworker & friend! She loved life & she brought great smiles to all who knew her. She truly will be missed here on earth! Until we meet again my friend. May your family & friends alway find comfort in your memories you brought us all. Hoping you are dancing in the sky on your cruise ship my friend.

Eileen A. PARKER
4 months ago

Dear Donna and John sorry to hear about Bobbie. We always gada good time a family gathering. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love Dutch

MaryEloisa M Quintin
4 months ago

Very rare that I can say I loved a complete stranger on the day I met them. She was the one who sold me my wedding bands 25 years ago. During the purchase we were chit chatting and realized we were actually family, her being mother-in-law to my cousin. What a ray of sunshine she has been in our lives. And she will be missed and remembered with love. Sending our deepest condolences to all of her friends and family. I love you Tita Barbara. ❤️

Rick & Sherry Allard
4 months ago

Dave and family; Sherry and I are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Debbie J Heatherman
4 months ago

Bobbi my sweet cousin you will be remembered for your strength and kindness. I love you dearly. To my Tripp family I send my love and condolences ❤️

Rochelle Levine KLieger
4 months ago

My condolences to Madonna & John and the whole family on your loss.

Michelle Thomas
4 months ago

My condolences to the family and all those who were touched by her. It was such an honer to know her.