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Chapel of Memories

829 South Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Samuel Enell Mason

November 27, 1936June 11, 2019
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REFLECTIONS OF LIFE

Samuel Enell Mason was born on November 27, 1936 to the union of Willie Leo Mason (deceased) and Ethel Mae Gillett Mason (deceased) in Accomac County, Virginia. Two brothers: Clarke Bradley Mason and Alvah Columbus Mason and three of his five sisters: Hardenia Sutherland, Yvonne Blanche Mason and Audrey Virginia Mason preceded him in death.

Samuel was educated in the Accomac County School System until the 6th grade because of having to work to help his family. He attended Englewood High Night School in Chicago, Illinois, but dropped out due to employment obligations.

Samuel began dating Catherine Pettit in 1955 and conceived one daughter, Gloria. They married in 1957 to that union two daughters were born, Deborah and Lynnetta. In 1962, Samuel moved his family to Chicago, Illinois for better employment opportunities, at the urging of his father.

Samuel accepted Christ at a young age while attending the A & E Methodist Church in Accomac, Virginia. In 1963, he joined New Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Chicago, Illinois under the leadership of the late Rev. Norman L. Russell, Sr., where he served as a member of the Adult Choir and a leader of the Boy Scouts. He later joined Philadelphia Church of God in Christ, in Chicago, Illinois under the leadership of Elder Luther Gill (Emeritus) and Elder Anthony Gill, serving as an Usher until retiring from that position. He was a faithful member of Philadelphia COGIC until his health declined. Samuel was employed by the Saw Mill in Accomac, Virginia. When he came to Chicago he worked at Regenstein Printing Company until 1988 when the plant closed. After the Closing of Regenstein, he worked for the State of Illinois (from which he retired), Sunrise Bus Company, US Cellular Field and other places of employment.

Samuel loved God and his family. His favorite scripture: John 3:16. He enjoyed telling stories to make people laugh, especially about childhood antics of him and his siblings. He often ended his stories with “we had a good time”. He loved listening to music, dancing and singing (out of tune and incorrect words) and sometimes made up his own songs. He rarely met a stranger that he would not engage in conversation. He was definitely a social man.   Samuel departed from his earthly life on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Catherine, three daughters: Gloria Mason, Deborah Sanford and Lynnetta Mason; six grandchildren, LeCherie, Damico, Brandon(Stephanie), Kiera, Jared, and Stanesha; nine great grandchildren: Kaitlin, Jayshawn, Alisa, Nosaj’ion, Kendall, Nakyra, Josiah, Adayah, and Damico; two sisters, Willia Taylor of Accomac, Virginia and Ann Mears of Camden, New Jersey; three sister-in-laws, Marietta Parker of Accomac, Virginia, Ruth Ann Mason of Camden, New Jersey, Ora Lee Pettit of Tarboro, North Carolina, a host of nephews and nieces; three special daughters: Paulette Brown, Denise Sutton (Willie) and Theresa Daniels (Kevin), “his boys”, two godchildren, several grand-godchildren and great godchildren and a host of friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Catherine Mason, Wife
  • Gloria Mason, Daughter
  • Deborah Sanford, Daughter
  • Lynnetta Mason, Daughter
  • LeCherie Sanford, Granddaughter
  • Damico (Alisa) Sanford, Grandson
  • Brandon (Stephanie) Mason, Grandson
  • Kiera Mason, Granddaughter
  • Jared Mason, Grandson
  • Stanesha Adams, Granddaughter
  • Jayshawn Mason, Great Grandson
  • Kaitlin Sanford, Great Granddaughter
  • Alisa Sanford, Great Granddaughter
  • Kendall Mason, Great Grandson
  • Nakyra Carey, Great Granddaughter
  • Josiah Mason, Great Grandson
  • Adayah Mason, Great Granddaughter
  • Nosaj'ion Riley, Great Grandson
  • Damico Sanford Jr., Great Grandson
  • Brother Samuel E. Mason also leaves to cherish his memory a host of loved ones, friends, and fellow believers of Philadelphia COGIC, Mount Olive Baptist Church, and New Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dwayne Reed, Pallbearer
  • Alphonso Parker, Pallbearer
  • Hildary Taylor, Pallbearer
  • Steven Simmons, Pallbearer
  • Angelo Evans, Pallbearer
  • Dezon Reed, Pallbearer
  • Damico Sanford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jared Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brandon Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jayshawn Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • William Parker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bruce Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dwayne Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Aubrey Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Mason, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Willie Sutton, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Memories

Samuel Enell Mason

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Catherine Mason

June 21, 2019

Sammy, all those years ago in our youth, I certainly didn’t see us together. After your seemingly fruitless pursuit, there was our first date, the birth of our first daughter, then marriage and two more daughters. It was not in the order God designed for men and women, but 62 years of marriage proved that you were the one I could not live without. Through ups and downs, good weather and storms, laughter and tears, God kept us together. As you began your decline, I didn’t believe that you would depart this life so quickly. I say farewell to the love of my youth and beyond, till we meet again.

Love, Catherine

Willie J Sutton

June 21, 2019

The Original St. John Baptist Church

1520 N. Union Boulevard
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910
Reverend Dr. WILLIE J. SUTTON, JR.
Senior Pastor

June 26, 2019

To the Family of Sister Catherine Mason:


Again, death has invaded and this time has taken away a faithful Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend.


Whereas, it is with sad feelings and profound sorrow that we record and recognize the passing of Brother Samuel E. Mason from this earthly scene; Pastor Willie J. Sutton, Jr., Fist Lady Denise Sutton along with the entire Original St. John Baptist Church membership extend to you all our deepest and sincere sympathies. Moreover, we pray that you will find comfort in the words of scriptures which Paul used to reassure the early church by saying:


Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is THY sting? O grave, where is THY victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(I COR 15:51-57)

Be it resolved, that a copy of this Acknowledgement will be given to the family and a copy will be placed in the archives of the Original St. John's Baptist Church.


Humbly Submitted,

Deacon Leroy Kelly - Chairman of Deacons
Deaconess Ruth Jenkins – Chairman of Deaconess Ministry
Rev. Dr. Willie J. Sutton, Jr. – Senior Pastor

LeCherie, Damico, Brandon, Kiera, Jared, Stanesha Mason-Sanford-Adams

June 21, 2019

PawPaw, you were always there for us. Coming to get us from wherever we were or taking us to the places we wanted to go. Allowing us to use your car when we didn’t want you to drive us. Teaching us many things that we forgot you taught us, especially love and laughter. For most of us you were our father figure – giving us love without thought.
Love You Granddaddy

LeCherie, Damico, Brandon, Kiera, Jared, Stanesha

Gloria, Deborah, Lynetta Mason

June 21, 2019

Daughters see their fathers as having strength of many mighty men – a giant standing tall, no matter their fathers’ actual height. God created us to be in certain families – for us you were a great father, flaws and all. You disciplined us, but never without saying, have I loved you that’s why I do this. You “sold” us time and again without letting us go to the “buyer”. People often said to us “you are spoiled”, because of the way you treated us. Our reply was often I am not spoiled – I am well loved. You were an example of how God loves His creation, no matter where we are He answers our call.
We love you Daddy and will miss you forever,

Gloria, Deborah, Lynnetta

Catherin Mason

June 21, 2019

Sammy, all those years ago in our youth, I certainly didn’t see us together. After your seemingly fruitless pursuit, there was our first date, the birth of our first daughter, then marriage and two more daughters. It was not in the order God designed for men and women, but 62 years of marriage proved that you were the one I could not live without. Through ups and downs, good weather and storms, laughter and tears, God kept us together. As you began your decline, I didn’t believe that you would depart this life so quickly. I say farewell to the love of my youth and beyond, till we meet again.

Love, Catherine

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