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Lossie Viola McNair

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Obituary of Lossie Viola McNair Mason

As published in the Charlotte Observer

DURHAM -- Mrs. Mason, 85, of 2906 Kanewood Drive, Durham, NC, died Monday, December 22 at the residence of her daughter, Sheryl Mason-Watson and husband George Watson of Charlotte, NC, following a lingering illness. She was born November 5th, 1923 in Washington County, NC to the late Andrew and Bennie Slade McNair.

Mrs. Mason was a member of Kyles Temple A.M.E. Zion Church where she was a Deaconess and a member of the Stewardess Board. She was also a retired teacher of Durham County School System. She was a life member of the NAACP. One brother, Robert McNair; two sisters, Willie Ann Johnson and Rosana Basnight preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish loving memories, her devoted husband, John Mason of the home; two daughters, Gail Mason of Charlotte and Sharyl Mason-Watson of Charlotte; a son-in-law, George Watson of Charlotte; two sisters, Martha Braswell of Wake Forest, NC and Maggie Louise Knight Knox of Washington, DC; a grandson, Zane George Watson of Charlotte; a step-daughter, Lemuria St. James-Benham of Chicago, Illinois, a stepson-in-law, Dick Benham of Chicago, Illinois; a stepson, Freddie N. Mason of Los Angeles, California; a step-grandson, Kevin Mason of Gastonia, NC; a step-granddaughter, Felicia Bumpass of Durham; a special nephew, Clifton E. Johnson of Charlotte; a number of step-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

The funeral services will be held Monday, December 29th at 11 a.m. at Kyles Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 409 Dunstan St., Durham, NC, the Rev. Lorinzer Johnson, officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery.

Allen Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hickory, NC is serving the Lossie Viola McNair Mason family.

Published in the Charlotte Observer on 12/27/2008

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