I just found out of Diana passing, such a great friend to my wife Tamie and family. doing our time in Cincinnati and friendship it was full of good times.
To My Family you all are in my prayer Dianne will be missed Greatly Absent From the Body is Present With the Lord and I know she knew our Lord Jesus Christ May God Keep His Hands Of Grace,Love and Mercy Around each of you in your time of Sorrow Sent With Much Love From all of My Family
I don't recall exactly when Dianne and I worked together in the undergraduate Office of Admission at Washington University, or for how long. I worked in that office for 27 years and, as I told another WU colleague, Sheila Lewis, in response to her email notifying me of Dianne's passing, I can't seem to assign ranges of years to when I worked with the great number of young people who came and went in the Admissions Office between the early 60s and the late 80s. What I most often remember, though, is a unique aspect -- a like-no-other essence -- of most with whom I worked, and that is what I can call forward in my mind about Dianne Mason, even though I hadn't seen or heard from her since she waved goodbye, many years ago, on the way to law school.
As I look back, then, I can see a vibrant young woman, beautiful within and without; I hear an infectious, bell-like laugh; I recall graceful, expressive hands; I remember a gentle, gentle way. Is my memory serving me correctly? I think so.
I look at Dianne's picture in her obituary notice and think how young she was to be taken so early ... but it is clear from all I've learned in that article and in the statements of fond memories from her many friends that, in that relatively short lifespan, she lived a full and meaningful life, that she truly distinguished through a lifetime working for the benefit of others.
Whoever you are, her many friends and family members, I share your loss.
I met Dianne while I was working in the jessamine circuit clerk office she was a very pleasant lady and you could tell by talking with her were she was with god, now she's with him, this came as a shock as I had been out of town just found out, may she rest in peace. Condolences to the family!
peace. Condolences to the family.
Dainne was a great leader in the admissions office at Wash U and I learned so much from her as a volunteer in the admissions office recruiting students to the university. She will be missed. Peace and blessings to her family and friends.
I met Dianne in the late 80's when she worked at Washington University in St. Louis. She was a role model for those of us who worked with her on the Student Admissions Committee. I was fortunate to follow in her footsteps many years later when I joined the Admissions Office staff as an Admissions Counselor. I have Dianne and other strong women in my life to thank for showing me how to "get it done" while remaining gracious, kind and generous. Blessings to Dianne's family and to her friends.
Diane's giggle and laugh was always something I looked forward to at our annual get together at the Peacemaker Ministries Conference. Over the years, we have shared stories, sorrows, hugs, and a passion. I am so sad for those of us who will miss her joy and unique perspective on life. I wait the day when we will be reunited through Jesus Christ.
Who can search the mind of God? Job 11:7 His ways are far above knowing and I rejoice for my sister, not grieving as one who does not have hope. I enjoyed teaching with her and was struck by her vitality. None of that vitality was lacking the last time I spoke with her and we were discussing with great gusto recently how we could work together again to advance the Kingdom through the cause of Peacemaking. I guess God had a different plan to use her to advance the Kingdom. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost; Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.
I am native of Wilmore, graduated from Rosenwald-Dunbar.
Today, as family and friends gather to celebrate the life of our precious sister in Christ, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I could be there with you in person to praise God for the gift He gave us in Dianne Mason.
Those of us who were close to her as fellow mentors working with Peacemaker Ministries called her Mason. On the mountaintops of life and in the valleys, she always praised God and trusted Him to guide her path. I treasured her loving friendship, her discerning counsel, and her Spirit-filled teaching and prayers. Mason could see right through me, and often spoke grace and truth into my life with a caring, well-timed, insightful word. We also enjoyed many fun times together, rooming together at teaching events and at Mentor Retreats.
Mason taught me the value of silence when coaching people through conflict. She would tell her students to wait after sharing Scripture and “not to interrupt when the Holy Spirit is speaking.” Her ministry truly exemplified James 3:18: “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”
I smile when I think of the joy Mason is experiencing in heaven, with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God give us His comfort and peace in all the moments when we long to hear her voice, see her smile, and spend time with her. And may we follow her example of walking faithfully with Jesus through this life and touching many lives for His glory, along the way.
Sending up prayers for Dianne's family. She will be missed.
Bro. Brian and Sis.Augusta I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the lost of your sister.My prayers are with you and may God smile upon you.She is in God hands now and at peace.
To God Be The Glory for the great things He has done! Dianne was a peacemaker on earth now she is at 'peace' with our Lord Jesus Christ. Dianne was a good friend of mine and you never knew when she would show up in Cincinnati on a visit. Dianne loved her daddy to his very end and she loved her brothers. Please know that I will be keeping the family in my prayers.
To the Mason Family you have my deepest sympathy, may God bless each of you.
We have known Diane as a peacemaker. In all our work together, most prominent was this precious child of God's deep relationship with Jesus. Her life epitomized fulfillment of Jesus' prayer from John 17:23b “so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. She is surely with Him now.
Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with each of you. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort at this time and in the days ahead. God bless you.
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God." Matt. 5:9
Family, in the many talks I had with Dianne, she never failed to talk about two of her passions: 1) Jesus and 2) her family! I was a trainer with her on many Peacemaking events. I was always teasing her about finding a man! She is with her Man now! Jesus! My wife, Vicki,and I were privileged to call her our Sister! We will always remember her. God will give you peace & comfort.
Preacher Jack & Vicki, WVa
Dianne was a close friend and encourager for me and my family, never failing to connect with me and offer words of God's wisdom and an incredible friendship. My wife, Carol and I knew Dianne through our peacemaking ministries, and were blessed to be among Dianne's friends. She loved her family incredibly, always sharing with us her care and love for them, and showing care and love to our family. I praise God for her life, and touching so many, but will miss her greatly. May God give understanding and peace to you, Dianne's family, during this difficult time.
To Lawrence and family you have mine and my wife condolences at this time of lost of a precious love one. Know that the Lord is thy Shepard and he constanly gather his flock to be with him, but we as christians know this and spend a life time preparing to return to his pasture. Marsha has returned to the pasture. May God bless and keep you and your family.
Adrian and Brian. I was sad to hear about Diane' passing. My thoughts and prayers go to you guys and all the family. I had the pleasure of meeting her and she was so very nice and kind. She will be truly missed. My sister Toni also sends her love and prayers. Diane was one of her loyal and favorite customers at the bank. I love you guys and you will be in my thoughts and prayers always.
Lawrence, Adrian, Brian and family: I can't believe Dianne is gone. I will always remember the good times Dianne and I had while playing sports in high school as well as the many laughs and talks we had over the years. Although we went our separate ways after high school, whenever we did see each other, it was as if we had never separated as friends. I was so proud of Dianne for her many talents and accomplishments. May God continue to bless and sustain all of you during this very difficult time.
To the family of Dianne,
She was a wise and wonderful lady. I met Dianne one of the first few days at Hampton in 1969. "Who knew" that would start a friendship of over 44 years. Not only were we classmates, but we sang in the college and concert choirs together, traveled on choir tours, were in the same major and went on to grad school a Ohio State. She was so looking forward to our 40th reunion, but the Lord had other plans. Our prayers are with the family as we say so long to our Ogre Phi Ogre sister. She prepares the way for us! We will miss her.
Every now and then in life, we meet a person who lights up a room when they enter. The light beams through the smile, the walk, the warmth, even through the eyes. Dianne was such a person. She was bright, kind, straight forward, but had an unmatchable way of making whoever she met feel special. She is the kind of person that one will "Love Forever and Like Always. I join that crowd of people with these sentiments. To Diane's family, I am so sorry that Diane is no longer in the physical, but her spirit will live forever. Perhaps, there is some consolation in knowing, she has joined friends and family in heaven who will also "Love her forever and like her always.
Brenda Ison Robinson
My prayers go out to the family. Di was a special lady and she will be missed by many. I met her in 2006 at Consolidated. She was my friend and accountability partner. I thank God for allowing our paths to cross.
To the family I will continue to keep you in prayer. May God drench you with his love and strength.
Dear Mason Family,
Please know that we are continuing to pray for you all during this difficult time. We enjoyed getting to know Dianne and meeting many of you through her invitation to attend several Mason Family events over the last few years. We'll always reflect on her kindness and hospitality fondly. Dianne's impact will continue in the lives of many she touched here and across the country. May you find peace and comfort knowing she is in God's presence now and for eternity.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Lawrence, Brian, Adrian & family, I was so sorry to hear that Diane had passed. She always had something witty to say whenever I spoke with her. You have my deepest sympathy! Love to you all.
Diane will be greatly missed. When working with families who were involved with Family Court, she was very dedicated. Her presence in this community will be sorely missed, but I know the Angels in heaven are rejoicing. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.
--Marion Gibson, SKY Families Program Director, Kentucky State University
Dianne had an innate ability to see beyond the superficial into the soul of a person. In her dealings with staff at FCPS, she had "God's eyes" and treated everyone she met with respect and dignity. Will continue to pray for peace and comfort for her family in the coming days.
Adrian and Brian, I am very sorry about the loss of your sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Family and Friends,
From the time we met in Sociology 101 at Hampton through her recent transition, Diane was the sweetest, most caring person; always trying to help others,always with an open heart,a listening ear, a kind word and sage advice.I am so glad that God allowed us to be friends - I will miss her- rest in peace my friend and Soror- Gone Too Soon.
Sure sorry to hear of the passing of such a lovely lady. We will keep the family in our prayers. May God bless each and everyone of Dianne's family members.
Dear Family of our beloved Hampton Institute Classmate Dianne Mason,
I will always cherish the memory of Dianne playing for our Chapel Choir, her smile and her thoughtfulness of others. Dianne participated on every call as we planned the memorial service and Sunday service for our 40th reunion at Hampton this past weekend. Her enthusiasm for the Lord and her love of Hampton were always present. We will miss her but we know that heaven has another angel.
peace and blessings,
Reginia Grayson Benjamin, HIU class of 1973 (Ogre Phi Ogre)
Dianne was such a sweet and kind person during our years at Hampton Institute. Heaven has added another angel!!!!
Ms. Dianne, encouraged me through a difficult time in my life. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I was so pleased to have known a woman such as Dianne.. I am surly going to miss her. she was always a joy to talk to
Dianne was such a sweet, kind woman that loved the Lord. I'll miss her smile and sweet spirit @ FCPS. Rest on my sister, rest on!
I am thankful for the opportunity I had to get to know and work hand in hand with Dianne. She was an amazing example of working with employees in a fair and respectful manner. She will be missed.
Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Lawrence and Cyn, We pray for you and with you. Blessings for the entire Family With MUCH LOVE AND CARE.
Diane was a bright, wonderful, and exciting young lady. Whenever she was in the room, a glow of warmth and engagement came with her. Thanks for sharing your life with us Diane. We miss you.
--Wanda and J.T. White, Jr., Buffalo Grove, Il.
She was a great and real believer in the Lord. She did not main letting others know about the Lord. We all will miss her.
Earth has no sorrow, that heaven can not heal. God Bless the memory of Sis.Diane Mason. Rev Ronald L. Burns and Family
Dianne was such an amazing, Godly woman. I am so thankful that i had the privilege of working so closely with her these past few months. She is greatly missed and my prayers are with her friends and family.
To the family, I extend my deepest sympathy. Dianne and I were classmates and Dormitory mates at Hampton University and Virginia Cleveland Hall, respectively. I was so looking forward to seeing her for the first time since graduation at our 40th Reunion. . . . Dianne now joins God's Greatest Reunion of all.
A great woman, mentor, sorority sister and friend. YOu will be missed as well as your great works. I pray for your family during this time. I know you are in heaven smiling down.
I will be forever grateful for the honor of knowing Diane. What a beautiful, godly person she was.
Absent from the Body present with the Lord,,I remember growing up with Diana and her brother Lawrence in Nicholasville .A Loving family,Good Christian family,My Prayers are with the family at during tis time of sorrow.Diana will truly be missed.
I never knew Dianne, but was a classmate of her brother Lawrence at EKU and long time friend of Cynthia from Cotter Homes. Lawrence and Cynthia my prayers are with you. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" (Psalms 116:15). With fondest regards,
Evelyn Cole Thompson
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I so looked forward to seeing you at the reunion. I guess I'll have to wait a while longer and then it will be forever.
Elder Pam Keys Cooper
I only knew Ms.Mason for a short time, while she was employed with FCPS. Her smile will be missed. Take your rest, see you in the morning. Pamela White Sowunmi
Prayer's & condolences to the entire family, Diane was such a lovely young lady, inside & out, always greeted you with a smile! She will truly be missed..."Let my soul take refuge....beneath the shadow of Your wings; let my heart, this sea of restless waves, find peace in You, O God...R.I.P. My friend. <3<3
It is well with my soul! Your friend of friends. Love you.....Sister Jackie.... "It's going to be OK".
To the family of our Hampton classmate Dianne Mason: Our hearts are full of love and fond memories of our sister- friend! Right up until Dianne took suddenly ill just before our 40th Class reunion, she worked diligently as a member of our clergy /ministry leader committee on the plans for her to participate in the Saturday Remembrance ceremony and in the liturgy and music at the Sunday Worship service...We could not have known that illness would take her, but we do know that God has her and one day we will meet again. May you,as Dianne's beloved family,find comfort in the promise of eternal life and peace in the comfort of our Redeemer, Christ Jesus. Blessings and love, Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble, an Ogre Phi Ogre Classmate,'73.
Your smile and friendship will be cherished and always remembered.
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun." On behalf of the Hampton University Class of 1973, we offer consoling prayers for never-ending peace to Dianne's loving family. As we accept God's grace, we share the pain in your hearts and in the hearts of all who loved our beloved classmate. Dianne was such a sweet, sweet blessing who will remain forever dear to all of us. We are endlessly grateful for the precious time we shared. As we pause to celebrate her purpose-driven life, we receive comfort in knowing we will meet again - in eternity.
Norma J. Hatot