Onyeka L. A. Mason

February 26, 1971September 4, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Onyeka Lavinia Antoinette Mason announces her passing on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the age of 47 years.

Onyeka was born in Chicago and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. She volunteered at the West Side Veterans Administration Medical Center for over 25 years under the warm guidance of McChrystal. She was a lover of an eclectic array of music but had a special love for Opera.

Onyeka loved and was beloved by her family and leaves behind: her parents Myrtle and R. George and Mason of Oak Park, Illinois, sister Hyacinth, her brother Amadeus; sister-in-law Racquel; brother-in-law Steven; nieces Pascale, Sabine, Hailey and Chelsea; nephews Jaedon and George; Aunts Dorleen, Beryl, Pauline, Dawn, Blondie, Junie and Homer; Uncles Danny, Horace and Karl; cousins Elisabeth, Jonathan, Colleen, Heather, Patrice (Penny), Anthony, Karline, Donald, Boris, Miriam, Marva, Valda and Richard; and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving Grandparents, Uncle and cousin.

Her funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Parish on 60 Akenside Road in Riverside, Illinois at 2pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Onyeka’s name to Gigi’s playhouse – Chicago or Sharing-Notes


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Onyeka L. A. Mason

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Carolyn Stain Taylor

September 6, 2018

Beautiful smiles and contagious laughter, Onyeka and I shared time together. As co-aunts to Pascale, Sabine and George, we enjoyed playing with them. Her spirit touched everyone, especially my late mother Olga Stain. Thank you for sharing Onyeka with the Stain family. Sending prayers and condolences as you mourn her passing.

Carolyn on behalf of the Family of Steven Stain