In Memory of




Obituary for Pauline Ruth Mason

Pauline Mason, 79, of Mayo, MD, passed away on May 29, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family. Pauline is at peace after a long, 5-year battle with cancer. An Eastport native, and long time resident of Mayo, Pauline was born in Annapolis, MD on August 9, 1940 to the late Fabian and Etta Welford. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Sherman Mason; her daughter, Darlene Marks; her two sons, Sherman and Fabian Mason and their wives, Michelle and Kelly; and three siblings, Mary, Darlene and Clifford. Pauline is also survived by seven grandchildren, Aimee, Amanda, Brittany, Sam, Colby, Dalton and Ava and 10 great grandchildren, Leyna, Maisey, Arianna, Dexter, Bayleigh, Sophia, Lilly, Demetri, Capri and Dazen. She shares Heaven with her grandson, Joseph.

Pauline gained many titles throughout her life: wife, sister, Mom, cousin, Gram, Mimi, aunt, neighbor, friend and Angel. She was something to everyone! Pauline was the foundation of her family, a blessing to so many, something that's irreplaceable. She always had a warm heart and an open home. Pauline was an avid baker and an exceptional cook. She enjoyed her family and friends and the many children who came into her life.

If you walked through Pauline’s door, you were asked to sit, stay, have something to drink or a sweet treat. "Do you want some pound cake? Or how about some iced tea? Did you have dinner? We can heat something up" She'd say. "If you need anything, you just hollar, hon." You were always welcome in her home, heart, and life! She was surrounded by love and surrounded everyone around her with even more love. She was a clear example of patience and kindness, with a choice word or two thrown in for effect. She proved that your heart is never truly, too full!

Pauline asked that no service be held in her honor. "I don't want anyone crying over me," she said. So, please join us in remembering Pauline and rejoicing that her spirit is alive. Her legacy will live on forever! In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. On line condolences may be offered using the Memory Wall tab at the top of this page.