OBITUARY

Caroline Rose Mason

November 19, 2015January 23, 2019
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Caroline Rose Mason, age three, passed away January 23, 2019, at Children’s Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Caroline was born November 19, 2015, to parents Brent and Katie Mason. She was a unique and inspiring child, who made a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to know her. To new acquaintances, Caroline’s most distinguishing trait may have been her rare genetic disorder: Megalencephaly-Capillary Malformation Syndrome. The condition posed challenges to Caroline’s development, required regular visits to specialists and therapists, and ultimately led to the neurologic complications that took her life. During her short time in this world, Caroline had more surgeries and extended hospital visits than most adults would expect in a lifetime. For those lucky enough to spend time with Caroline, it was her radiant and willful personality that defined her. Despite the many challenges she faced, Caroline was full of happiness. It seemed as though no amount of hospital or doctor visits could diminish the joy of her childhood. Caroline was delighted by story books, adventures around her neighborhood, swinging at the playground, and above all else, listening to music. Her loved ones will always remember the smile that lit up the room, any time her favorite songs were played. Caroline’s happiness was matched only by her strength of will. To discover this, all one had to do was pick a song or book that didn’t suit her preference - she was quick to show her disapproval. In the year before her passing, Caroline’s strength was more evident than ever. She started pre-K at Alpharetta Elementary and began taking her first steps during physical therapy. With the help of her incredible support group, she was achieving things that were never guaranteed for her. When things took a turn for the worse, and her passing became certain, Caroline’s parents decided she would become an organ donor. Thanks to this generous choice, Caroline lives on in the lives of other children and the research that makes our world a better place. To anyone whose life she touched, and to those who received her generous donations, Caroline will forever be an inspiration and a blessing. Caroline was preceded in death by her loving companion, Oakley the Doberman. She is survived by her parents, Brent and Katie Mason; grandparents, Jim and Kim Stein – maternal; grandparents Bruce and Karen Mason – paternal; aunts and uncles, Joe and Jill Martin, Paul and Jenny Stephens, Melissa Mason Purdy; cousins, Forrest and Annelie Martin, Elton Stephens, Taylor Head, Riley Purdy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the Chapel of Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road Roswell, Georgia 30076.

A visitation with the family will take place from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the funeral home.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to one of the memorial fundraisers established in tribute to Caroline: Support for the M-CM Network, research and management of Megalencephaly-Capillary Malformation Syndrome. Donate online: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Rememberingcaroline Support for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Donate online: http://give.choa.org/goto/RememberingCaroline Caroline Rose Mason Memorial Fund. Caroline’s parents will direct these funds to meaningful causes of their choice. Donate by check made out to Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and list “Caroline Rose Mason Memorial Fund #1164905” on the memo line. Checks will be accepted at the service, or can be mailed to: Katie Mason 204 Mayfield Circle Alpharetta, GA 30009

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Caroline Rose Mason

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Molly Bowen

February 8, 2019

Caroline's smile would brighten anyone's day. Thank you for sharing her story. Prayers and hugs to all the family. ❤ So sorry for your loss.

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Biography

Caroline was born November 19, 2015, to parents Brent and Katie Mason. She was a unique and inspiring child, who made a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to know her. To new acquaintances, Caroline’s most distinguishing trait may have been her rare genetic disorder: Megalencephaly-Capillary Malformation Syndrome. The condition posed challenges to Caroline’s development, required regular visits to specialists and therapists, and ultimately led to the neurologic complications that took her life. During her short time in this world, Caroline had more surgeries and extended hospital visits than most adults would expect in a lifetime.
For those lucky enough to spend time with Caroline, it was her radiant and willful personality that defined her. Despite the many challenges she faced, Caroline was full of happiness. It seemed as though no amount of hospital or doctor visits could diminish the joy of her childhood. Caroline was delighted by story books, adventures around her neighborhood, swinging at the playground, and above all else, listening to music. Her loved ones will always remember the smile that lit up the room, any time her favorite songs were played.
Caroline’s happiness was matched only by her strength of will. To discover this, all one had to do was pick a song or book that didn’t suit her preference - she was quick to show her disapproval. In the year before her passing, Caroline’s strength was more evident than ever. She started pre-K at Alpharetta Elementary and began taking her first steps during physical therapy. With the help of her incredible support group, she was achieving things that were never guaranteed for her.
When things took a turn for the worse, and her passing became certain, Caroline’s parents decided she would become an organ donor. Thanks to this generous choice, Caroline lives on in the lives of other children and the research that makes our world a better place. To anyone whose life she touched, and to those who received her generous donations, Caroline will forever be an inspiration and a blessing.
Caroline was preceded in death by her loving companion, Oakley the Doberman. She is survived by her parents, Brent and Katie Mason; grandparents, Jim and Kim Stein – maternal; grandparents Bruce and Karen Mason – paternal; aunts and uncles, Joe and Jill Martin, Paul and Jenny Stephens, Melissa Mason Purdy; cousins, Forrest and Annelie Martin, Elton Stephens, Taylor Head, Riley Purdy.