Joseph Bailey ‘Son’ Mason

Published 10:17 am Monday, March 14, 2016

Mr. Joseph Bailey “Son” Mason of Mocksville died on March 10, 2016.

He was born May 19, 1924, in Mocksville, the only child of Catherine and Charlie Mason. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board, and helped with the upkeep of the grounds.  He worked hard and provided for his family. He retired from Burlington Industries after years of service, and later went back to work at their Stanley plant. He loved to work with his hands, fish, and always had a good joke to share. He liked to make people laugh. He had a gentle spirit, and always took one day at a time. He was loved and respected by family, friends, and community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Mason, in 2008, and a daughter, Josephine Mason, in 1999.

Survivors: 5 sons, Larry (Brenda) Johnson of Baltimore, Md.; Eddie Johnson of Statesville; Marion, Randy, and Terry Johnson all of Mocksville; 2 daughters, Crystal (the late Rev. James) Clement, and Sherri (Min. Brian) Diggs, both of Mocksville; 28 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; several other relatives and friends.

His funeral service was held on Monday, March 14 at 3 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Mocksville. The Rev. Kelly Brown, associate minister, officiated, and the Rev. Marion Franks, pastor, delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends at the church one hour before the service.