June 5, 1958 ~ October 27, 2019

Born in: Franklin, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Miranda “Randie” Thrash Messer died Sunday, October 27, 2019, at her home following an extended illness.

Randie was born June 5, 1958, in Franklin to Thomas L. and Lora Reeves Thrash.

A 1976 graduate of Enka High School, she attended Lees McRae College and received a degree from A-B Tech College in Radiological Technology, in which she had a long career. Randie enjoyed being with family, spending time at the lake, and she was an avid football fan.

In addition to her parents, Randie is survived by her son, Mark Messer and his wife, Reecia Elliott Messer; granddaughter, Abby Messer; brothers, Doug Thrash and wife Patti and Dale Thrash and wife Allison; as well as a large extended family.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Acton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. J. Robert Kretzu officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Memorials may be made to Acton United Methodist Church, 171 Sand Hill School Road, Asheville, NC 28806.


Memorial Service: November 2, 2019 2:00 pm

Acton United Methodist Church
171 Sand Hill School Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: November 1, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. You have been my best friend since we were 17 years old. The memories, good times, along with everything we shared will be with me the rest of my life. TJ’s and my life will not be the same without you in it. Till we meet again good friend. We love you….

  2. Thoughts and prayers going out to the family. Will cherish the memories that I have of Randi. She was a great friend with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved her family.

  3. I worked with Randie for a number of years at Haywood County Hospital x-ray department in Waynesville. She was a delightful person to work with, caring and compassionate to the patients she worked with and had a delightful sense of humour. May she rest in peace!

  4. Mr. & Mrs. Thrash, Doug and Dale: I am so sorry to hear about Randi. What a dear person whose kindness and good nature will be missed by everyone who knew her. Peace be with all of you.

  5. Mark and family I lo ed growing up with you so many wo derful memories at the lake and watching you at the ball field. I know your mother was so proud of you. I am thinking of you all and praying for you during this difficult time. Sending you all much love and adoration for your wonderful mother.

  6. So very sorry to hear of this sweet lady passing but no more pain. She was our neighbor in candler an my son went to school with Mark An went to lake with them many times ;God bless each of you all

  7. There are so many memories of you to cherish , fun times and girl trips , and the Lake . We will miss you my dear friend , Rest in Peace

  8. Mark, Reecia, Abby, Mr and Mrs Thrash, Dale, Allison, Doug and Pattie, each of you have my most heartfelt sympathy. Randie was such a wonderful person, and her life a blessing to so many. Randie and I were blessed with forty years of great friendship. We shared celebrating life’s joy and comforting support through hard times. Randie was my beloved, trusted friend. So many wonderful memories of Randie will be in my heart always. Rest in God’s peace my dear friend.

  9. Mark, Reecia and family, I am so so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can heal the brokenhearted at a time such as this. I pray for each of you to find peace and comfort during this sad time as well as in the future. I will never forget the last time Randie and I were together at Allison and Dale’s. We had the best time laughing and enjoying life. Hope your memories help to heal your broken hearts. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Roger, April Huffman and family

  10. Mark and Family ,

    Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mark I loved your mom more than you know. We all grew up on the baseball fields together with your mom and my parents all watching over us and I have so many fond memories of Randi.Sending love and prayers. Know that if there is anything we can do for your family please let us know.

    Jeff, Kelli , Phillip and Paxton Raines

  11. Dear Thrash family:
    Just want to say how very sorry we are to learn about Randie. Please know you are all loved very much by our family. We will keep you in our prayers. Sending you much love. Phyllis McKinney Jamison and Family

  12. So sorry to hear about Miranda. She holds a special place in my heart. She is one of the people I miss since retiring. All of her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and prayers.

  13. Mark and Reecia, So sorry about Randie passing. We literally just found out today. Our heart aches for yall. Had we known, we would have been there for you. We love yall.


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