On Sept. 13, 2013, Beverly Hoy Mason-Hunt transitioned from her Earthly Home to her heavenly home, a building not made by hand. Hoy was born Feb.25, 1938, in Petersburg, Va.
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Beverly was preceded in death by: her parents, the late Charles Benjamin and Mamie Drewry Smith-Mason; brother, Walter D. Mason; sister, Fannie Fireall; and a niece whom she raised, Charlene R. Mason.
Hoy attended Petersburg public schools. Because of her love for Jesus Christ, she was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church and also supported Solomon Temple RZUA, Petersburg. She loved attending church and spending time family and friends.
She was formerly employed by Crater District Area Agency on aging as a home care aide. Many years ago, she was a teacher's assistant at Waiter's Kindergarten, where she shaped and molded many students with whom she has maintained relationships. Hoy was very compassionate about the welfare of people and was faithful to many, often providing food, clothes and finance to those in need. Hoy has many friends far and near, whose ages range from wet behind the ears young to the seasoned young at heart with whose company she enjoyed in various "places" throughout the area.
She was a long time and ever loving fan of R&B artist Al Green, was a devoted member of the Red Hatters, the Gladettes and Royal Aces Social Clubs, VFW Post 120 auxiliary and The Buckeye Club. Special acknowledgement to devoted caregivers, Mildred Stith and Patricia Jackson, Southside Regional Medical Center doctors, nurses and staff, Dr. B. Kondragunta and Dr. Yellindi Sujatha and staff. Perhaps you carried her laundry or groceries, moved her trash carts, tended to her shrubs or rose bush, transported her to the appointments, Food Lion or Rite Aid in Ettrick, ROC or Goodwill; in whatever capacity you assisted auntie, the family is most appreciated and thanks you from the deepest depths of our hearts.
Hoy leaves to cherish many precious memories: her siblings, Anna M. Mason-Wilson and Elder Maurice K. Mason (Annetta) of Petersburg; Deacon Charles L. Mason of Richmond; godson, Michael A. J. Cherry of Petersburg; 14 first generation nieces and nephews; 32 great-nieces and nephews; 25 great-great-nieces and nephews; and eight great-great-great-nieces and nephews, (who reside in Alaska, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Virginia); host of cousins, friends other relatives too numerous to mention.
A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer St., the Rev. Leroy A. Cherry, pastor, officiate. Interment will follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
The family will receive visitors at 15 Summit St., Petersburg and may be contacted at 804-861-9057, 804-731-1452 and 804-732-8529.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.blandenterprisesinc.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on Sept. 19, 2013