Dr. John P. Mason, 61, of Colonial Heights, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 19, 1951, in Martinsville, and was preceded in death by his father, John F. Mason. He was a graduate of Hardin Reynolds High School, and a graduate of Averett College, Southeastern Seminary and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mason was the Pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Colonial Heights for the last 15 years, the former Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Norfolk, and Fincastle Baptist Church Fincastle. He was a member of the Colonial Heights Clergy Association, and was an avid golfer. Dr. Mason is survived by his wife of 28 years, Terri P. Mason; two sons, Ben Mason and John Michael Mason; mother and stepfather, Inice and Paul Reynolds; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Nancy Mason, Steve and Cheryl Mason, Kelly and Donna Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013, in Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3120 Woodlawn Avenue Colonial Heights, VA 23834, with the Reverend Dr. Joseph T. Lewis and the Reverend Bert G. Rait officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in Roanoke Times on Oct. 1, 2013