Sophia M. Mason
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Norfolk - Sophia M. Mason passed away at age 96 on Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband John A. Mason, Jr. In her early life as a member of the Red Cross she was one of 60 volunteers helping to care for thousands of troops as they fought to open the Burma Road during World War II. After the war, she married and settled in Norfolk, VA. Soon there was a family of eight with four sons and two daughters. She became a grandmother with three grandsons and two granddaughters. She was always a loving mother and grandmother to all.
Mrs. Mason was a devout Catholic and active in Blessed Sacrament church. She was a leader of the church sewing circle. She was active in the League of Women Voters.
Survivors include her sons and daughters John, Thomas, Mary Lou, Margaret, Stanley and Lawrence and grandchildren John, Wesley, Courtney, Darcy, Martin and Ashleigh.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church at 11:00 am on August 11. She will be buried next to her devoted husband in Forest Lawn Cemetery. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments
1501 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 6, 2014