Douglas (Wendy), Nathaniel, Jr (Deanna), Kyle, Natalie, Nathaniel, 3rd (affectionally known as Mason) and other family and friends today we funeralize your Mother, Mother-in-Law, Granny/Grandma and my Friend, Mrs. Mason. Today our hearts are weak and weary because she meant so many things to each and everyone of us in different ways. To lose a Mother/Grandmother is unbearable to say the least. Your Mom/Granny/Grandma was a phenomenal woman that God put on this Earth to make a difference in your lives and others. From the outside looking in, I knew from conversations that she LOVED you all dearly and she wanted nothing but the best for all of you.
She gave you all the foundation to thrive in life and if you all keep to that foundation you all will thrive or continue to thrive. Sure, a void with her physical absence will be there, but know that her Spiritual presence will always be there to guide and comfort you all. It won’t be evident today, tomorrow or in the near future, but one day it will become clear as the sky is blue.
Douglas and Nat or as she affectionately referred to you as “her” boys she would want you two to always be there for one another and carry on the family name. Kyle, as her first Grandchild she was so thrilled to have you come into her life at an advanced age. She would always talk about you with the utmost pride as only a first time Grandma could. Natalie, being the only girl Grandchild, she just loved the young lady that you were/are developing into. She marveled at your writing skills. And then last but not least, the youngest Grandchild, Mason whom she got a chance to spend the last five (5) plus years of her life with, your Grandma was in heaven on Earth because you brought so much JOY to her last years on this Earth. She treasured the wisdom, intelligence and compassion you have at such a young age. She was concerned, Mason, with you being so young that she wouldn’t have many years to spend with you and you wouldn’t remember her. I assured her that you were so wise that all the special time that you two shared would be ingrained in your memory and you will definitely remember her. I know you all will carry the Mason legacy on in remembrance of the magnificent, Mrs. Mason.
After today, life on Earth will never be the same without her physical presence, a new normal will have to take place. But remember that each of you had an impact on the quality of her life while she was here. Mrs. Mason was satisfied with her life, she took it in stride and she knew one day she was going home to be with her Lord and be reunited with her beloved husband, Mr. Mason, whom she missed so much, and other loved ones.
Finally, take the time you all need to grieve this wonderful treasure of a woman, Mrs. Mason, that the Lord loaned us for the amount of time HE gave each of us with her and know that one day the fond memories will bring a smile to our faces and hearts. Because of the twenty plus (20+) years we shared as friends, I got to know each of you through her eyes and now that Mrs. Mason is no longer physically here it is my prayer that we stay in touch so that I can continue to know about the progress of the Grandchildren. I know in my heart that that is what Mrs. Mason would want to take place. I love each and everyone of you, just like I did her and you all have my sincere prayers as you all face a new normal without our dearly departed Mrs. Mason. I am here for all of you. God Bless and keep you all!!! ♀