Nedra "Lucille" Mason passed away with peace, grace and elegance just as she lived her life Sunday (Aug. 27, 2017) in the home of her daughters who lovingly cared for her in the last years of her life.
Lucille was born in Richwood on July 5, 1914 to the late William and Bessie Gooden Holbert.
She grew up in a loving home with two brothers and two sisters, William Holbert, Carl Holbert, Geneva Ruth Holbert Blamble and Olive Marie Holbert Goff, all deceased. The family moved to Fairmont where Lucille was in the first class to attend all four years in the "new" Fairmont Senior High School in Loop Park.
She continued her education at the Fairmont Normal School (now Fairmont State University) from where she graduated and went on to begin her teaching career. She taught in Weirton and at Fairview Elementary School in Marion County. Lucille worked for more than 30 years as the town clerk for the Town of Worthington. She was also proud of her work as a Sunday school teacher and for 35 years as the church clerk for Monongah Baptist Church, where she was a member. She has touched the lives of many children and their families.
Lucille met and started dating Gilbert Bates Mason because "he was good looking and had a car." She married and shared her life with him because of a deep love and adoration of a very good man. Gilbert and Lucille married on . 27, 1936 and remained inseparable until his death in May 1987. Lucille and Gilbert were the much loved parents of Patricia Sue Mason Wells, Richard Dean Mason (deceased) and Pamela Jean Mason Shanholtz.
She spent most of her time throwing all her energies into her family, which grew to include four granddaughters, Diana Kay Wells Arthur (Keith), Wendy Ellen Wells, Karolyn Wells Kilpatrick and Sharon Ruth Wells Belcher (Mark); and four great-grandchildren, Caitlin Bryn Belcher, Cameron Prescott Belcher, Christian McKenzie Belcher and Ethan Sean Kilpatrick.
She created beautiful hand-stitched quilts and put love into each stitch. She enjoyed creating pottery with her daughter, Pam, and loved to travel with anyone who would go with her. She was always ready for an adventure. For more than 50 years she enjoyed league bowling with her friends for various sponsors. She bowled well into her 80s. Her home and kitchen were always open to others and she was a great example to her family by always studying her Bible and sharing her faith and God's love with all she met. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She had a great passion for helping others. Neighbors and friends often became family, especially Kevin Scott and Daryle, Jeannette and Journey (her baby girl) Maher.
The family would like to thank Dr. Isha Woofter and staff for all their kindness during Lucille's journey.
The family will receive friends from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday at Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at Monongah Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on August 29, 2017