Lou Wilson Evans Mason died on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at her home in Harrellsville. She would have been 95 later this month. She was born on February 22, 1915, to Meta Gray Leary and David Noah (Dave) Evans.
She graduated from Harrellsville High School and Chowan College. Prior to her marriage in 1941 to Ralph C. Mason, Jr., she taught English and History at Mars Hill School in Bertie County. She lived her entire life in Harrellsville and was one of the town’s most vocal advocates. She was an avid historian and an active member of the Harrellsville Historical Association. She was also a member of Harrellsville Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Meier of Tallahassee, Florida, her son, Jimmy Mason and wife Jeannie of Harrellsville, four grandchildren, Ashley Raymer and husband Matt, Jeff Mason and wife Nell, Jeannette Meier and Jon Meier, and four great-grandsons. Other survivors include her two nieces, Joan Davidson and Edith Taylor and husband Rick, her nephew, Ken Evans, four grand nephews and one grand niece. She was pre-deceased by her husband, her brother, Harry Evans, her sister-in-law, Polly Mason Evans, her son-in-law, George Meier and an infant son, Alan. She also leaves behind loyal long-term care givers.
Funeral services will be at Harrellsville Baptist Church on Friday, February 12, at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Harrellsville Cemetery. Rev Mark Hall will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Mason, 107 Sunset Street in Harrellsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Mason family.
Sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady. Used to tell me some stories about Great Grandpa Cotton. She sure remembered a lot of history about the Harrellsville area. I still remember the store in Harrellsville. That is a bygone era that I miss.
Growing up in Harrellsville I remember Mrs. Lou Wilson. So very sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are for the family and may God give you strength.
Norma & Jimmy sorry to hear of your mom passing. I enjoyed the times I sat and talked to her about the old days of Harrellsville as she had so many things she remembered and the people that lived there. I will miss her as the time to come clean the Powell grave yard.
Jimmy, Your mother was a very special person, she was always so kind to my grandmother, Martha Askew, and grandma loved her also.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Norma and Jimmie and all the family,
I remember Lou Wilson with great fondness and sympathize with you on her death. She was always full of joy and brought happiness to those around her.
Know you are all in my thoughts.
Jimmy and Family,
Just wanted to let you and your family know that we were very sadden to here that Ms.Mason had passed. Jimmy,she was a great lady and will be missed. Through the years that Tommy and I have known her,she was a very special person to us both. Please be at peace to know she “is” at peace now. God bless you and your family.
Sharon and Tommy and
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult loss. No matter how old we are or they are, we are never ready to lose our mothers! I have many special memories of Miss Lou from my growing-up years in Harrellsville, and I am grateful for the love she shared with my mother when Mom’s health was declining. May God bless you all with His strength and peace in the coming days. He loves you, and so do I.