Dawn Marie Messisco died on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at noon in Morgan Mill at the family’s place. (Ask Gwen for directions).
Dawn was born in Dearborn, Michigan on June 18, 1967, to John Rocco Messisco and Sandra Rose Cytacki.
Survivors include her partner, Trent Gay of Desdemona; father Johnny and wife Michelle Messisco of Michigan; mother Sandi and husband Jim Herbertson of Morgan Mill; children Joshua and wife Tamara Cleek of Cisco and Chance Fry of Texas; grandchildren Maelee, Madalynn, and soon to be Melody; siblings Venus and husband Brian Carlson of Morgan Mill, Jeremy and wife Dana Herbertson of Dallas, Travis Messisco of Michigan, Randy and wife Deborah Herbertson of Connecticut, and Jim Herbertson of Colorado; special aunt, Gwen Aparicio and husband Oscar of Morgan Mill; cousins, Jessica Lopez, Danielle Beard and husband Kyle of Cleburne, Alex Lopez, and Sable Lopez.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Angel, grandmother, Viola Cytacki, and her sister Heather Herbertson.
“Footprints In The Sand” Author: Carolyn Joyce Carty
One night a woman had a dream.
She dreamed she was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from her life.
For each scene she noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to her, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of her life flashed before her,
she looked back at the footprints in the sand.
She noticed that many times along the path of
her life there was only one set of footprints.
She also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in her life.
This really bothered her and she
questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My daughter, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;”
“As long as we’re living, our Mommy you’ll be.” – Your sons, Josh and Chance