The Life & Legacy of Frank Thomas Mason
“Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
The son of the late George Thomas Mason and Elaine Mason Porter was born on August 3, 1959, in Northampton County, North Carolina.
Some called him Mickey, others called him Shine; these are the names he was fondly called by family and friends. He received his education in the Public-School System of Northampton County, North Carolina. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, North Carolina.
Frank grew up working on the farm. He loved cooking, eating out, and attending family gatherings. His work history consisted of working at a local diner in Conway, North Carolina, where he worked with, and alongside his mother as a cook. He also worked for the Town of Seaboard with the grounds crew, and as a security guard part-time for a member of his family, up until his health failed. He loved fishing with his family. His most notable act of kindness and contribution to his community was his daily fellowship, leadership, and mentorship that he provided to the young boys and girls in his village where he lived. For years he traveled to the South of the Border in South Carolina to purchase fireworks for the young kids in his village for the Fourth of July celebration. He was always the highlight of their day, as he was a father, and quiet role model behind the scene to many. Because of his love for young kids in his village, he even inherited other nicknames “Uncle Frank and Uncle Mickey”, by the young kids in his village.
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in the privacy of his home, Frank Thomas Mason transitioned from his earthly body and sufferings of this world at the age of 60, and went to be with his Lord and Personal Savior.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother (Elaine Mason Porter), his father (George Thomas Mason), and his sister (Marie Ann Mason).
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: a very special nephew, Areyarn Shoulders, of Seaboard, North Carolina, who was always by his side throughout his life, even up until his final moments here on earth – three sisters: Gladys M. Britt of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Judie A. Barnes of Galatia, North Carolina and Mildred Gunn (Andre) of Newark, New Jersey; three brothers, James Mason (Denise) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Richard Mason of Gumberry, North Carolina, David Ford of Newark, New Jersey; one son, Steven Jerrod Mason of Hampton, Virginia; one stepdaughter Brandi Yvonne Rogers of Hampton, Virginia; two step-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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