2010-05-21 / Obits

Shawn R. Mason Jr.


Shawn R. Mason Jr., 45, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 8.

Mason was born on December 6, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to Rockaway and worked as a porter. He was a member of Local 32BJ .

Mason was preceded in death by his sister, Tabitha Diann Clark; father, John Myers; and mother, Eleanor Stephen Mason Clark.

He is survived by his wife, Elder Sheryl Mason; children, Minister Shawn Reginald Mason II, Ciara Tiffany Mason and Deshawn Christopher Mason; sisters, Phyllisa Monique Mason-Epps (Eugene); twin sister, Shawntae Renee Mason-Francis (Elvis) and Areina Sharisse Mason- Middleton (William); brother, Kim Dwayne Mason; sister-in-law, Beverly Rice; brother-in-law, David Hines Jr.; grandchildren, Celeste Nicole, Theodore James, and Kayla Simone; Forest Clark (Papa); mother and father-inlaw, David and Elder Mary Hines, Sr.; Eighteen nieces and nephews, three aunts, mother Juanita Fields, Missionary Ruth Monk and Elder Carolyn Cook; godchildren, Jamel Williams, Nykia Epps, and Alexander Vereen; as well as a host of family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Holy Church of America, Brooklyn, New York. Interment followed at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.

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