Henrietta Joyner Mason

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, December 3, 2015

Henrietta Joyner Mason, 87, of 222 Columbus Ave., Suffolk, departed this life on Dec. 2, 2015, at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Southampton County to the late Willie J. and Lucy Massenburg Joyner. She received her early education in the public schools of Southampton County. She was the last surviving of 12 children.



Henrietta retired from Planters Peanuts after 35 years of employment. She was a faithful and devoted member of St. Paul Church for more than 67 years. She was the church mother, a missionary and a Sunday school teacher.

Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband, Jethro W. Mason; son, Jimmie C. Mason; and daughter, Dana P. Mason. She leaves to cherish her memories: a son, Jethro D. Mason (Leandrey); daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Mason; sister-in-law, Ruth Joyner; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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A homegoing celebration service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at St. Paul Church, 619 Spruce St., Suffolk, with Dr. Edward Foreman delivering the eulogy. She will be laid to rest in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc. Condolences to the Mason family may be extended to www.crockerfuneralhome.com.