Arthur Lee Mason

Published 10:01 pm Thursday, March 17, 2016

Arthur Lee Mason, 81, of Spring Branch Road, Murfreesboro, N.C., formerly of Suffolk, transitioned Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at his residence. He was the son of the late Arthur Mason Sr. and Ella Joe Perkerson Mason Turner. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Portia Lops, Sonseeray Mason and Crystal Mason; sister, Mary Lawrence.



He was born in Isle of Wight County and attended Isle of Wight Training School. Arthur retired from the United Parcel Service in 1994 after 27 years of dedicated and faithful service. He was also a member of White Oak Spring Missionary Baptist Church.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mary Nyoka Mason, of Murfreesboro, N.C.; three daughters, Tammy Mason, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Pamela Dickens, of Jackson, N.C. and Tarita Mason, of Suffolk; four sons, Perry Mason, of Suffolk, Keith Riddick, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mario Robinson, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Arthur E. Mason, of Long Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Mickie Johnson, of Smithfield, and Curtis Johnson, of Newport News; 18 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Daffie Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at White Oak Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 26125 Delaware Road, Franklin. Deacon Gregory Lawrence (nephew) will deliver the eulogy. The Rev. Melvin Wofford is the pastor. Condolences to the Mason family may be extended to Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.