Ann W. Mason of Covington passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at 85 years of age.
Ann was a past member of Oxford Baptist Church, and in more recent years, was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington. During her time at Oxford Baptist, she volunteered in the nursery and cooked and delivered food to the homebound.
Ann, who had a heart for children, worked in daycare for more than 20 years.
Following her retirement, Ann enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was her truest self and most content when she was at home, whether in the kitchen — her favorite place to be — or working in the garden with her husband, Lewis. She would freeze and can the homegrown vegetables and would happily serve up hearty meals that truly were “farm to table."
Ann hosted Sunday lunch for her family and friends, dessert favorites included, for as long as she was able. Though she was many things to many people, she will be remembered most for her role as a caring and attentive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lewis Mason; parents, Howard and Lura Walker; and brother, Cleophus Walker.
Those who will treasure her memory and honor a life well lived are her children and spouses, Mike and Sheila Mason, Alton and Debra Mason, Connie and Lester Castleberry and Becky and Keith Shepherd; grandchildren, Lawrence Mason, Chris Mason, Marshall Mason, Craig Castleberry, Jennifer Wortam, Stephanie Hirth, Leslie-Ann Posey, Tamela Bell, Amber Cole, Paul Burt and Collin Burt, 19 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Jessie Nicholson, Doris Payne, Helen and Grady Nunnally; brothers and sisters-in-law, Haden Walker, Abner Walker, Donald Walker, Belton and Robbie Walker, Roger and Linda Walker and Olin Walker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Ann began at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road in Covington, with Dr. Alan Posey and Dr. Evan Posey officiating. Interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park.