In Memory of





Obituary for Leala Marie Mason (Moore)

I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4-7

Today we pause to pay tribute and offer the Benediction upon the Life of Leala M. Mason. She was born December 5, 1946, to the late Deacon Fred Alfred Moore, Sr., and Mother Blanche Moore.

On December 18th, Leala said “Goodbye” to this world at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. She entered a peaceful and eternal rest surrounded by her loving family.

At an early age, she accepted Christ as her savior and became a member of St. Anna Missionary Baptist Church in Blounts Creek, NC, later joining Union Bethel AME Church in Brandywine, MD, and attended faithfully until her health failed.

Leala graduated from S. W. Snowden High School in Aurora, North Carolina. Shortly after graduation, Leala moved to Washington, DC, where she lived with her sister Willow and worked a variety of domestic jobs.

On April 7, 1971, Leala was married to Lewis Mason. From this union, two children were born. They remained a loving union until the unexpected death of her husband in January 1994. Leala enjoyed spending time doing word searches and spending time at the Malls and shopping.

She also enjoyed going on vacations with her daughter and watching the daytime soaps. Leala had a big, sweet tooth and enjoyed cakes and pies. She will always be known for her beautiful smile and willingness to help others. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending all their activities.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Moore, and two sisters, Bernice Moore and Sylvia Moore.

To cherish her memory, Leala leaves behind one son; Andrew Mason (Ann) of King George, VA, and one daughter; Karen P. Mason-Arrington (Kenneth) of White Plains, MD, two sisters; Louise Crawford (Milton) of Chocowinity, NC and Willow Harvey of Fort Washington, MD; two brothers; James Nelson Moore and William Freddie Moore, both of Blounts Creek, NC, four grandchildren, (Brandon, Elvin, Lawrence, and Kennedi), Three great-grandchildren, (Ayonna, Jaiden, and Desmond), one aunt, Alice Moore of Blounts Creek, NC, one uncle, Elias Moore (Mary) of Blounts Creek, NC, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11am-2pm Friday, December 23, at Storke Funeral Home, King George Chapel.

Tuesday, December 27th - There will be a viewing from 3pm - 6 pm at Blake Phillips & Associates Funeral Home located at 219 Bonner Street, Washington NC 27889 - Burial will take place at The Moore Family Cemetery in Blounts Creek, NC on Wednesday, December 28th at 10 am.