DIane Mason (nee Garrett), age 66, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Atlantic City, New Jersey, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
Diana attended Atlantic City public schools. She retired from the City of Jacksonville's Recreation Department as supervisor after 25 years of dedicated service.
She predeceased by her loving parents, Irene and John O. Garrett.
Diane is survived by: her beloved sons, Buschmila Mason, Bilal Mason and Umar Mason, Sr.; father of her children, William Mason; sisters, Carolyn Redd (Forrest, Sr.), Tina Thornton and Rosa Morton (Raymond, Jr.); brother, John Garrett, Jr.; seven grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, Anthony Denkinger, Korey Mason, Kobe Mason, Maleak Mason, Elijah Mason, Gabriel Mason and Umar Mason, Jr.
She also leaves to cherish fond memories: her nephews, Stephen Garrett, Forrest Redd, Jr., Rahsan Layne; and John Garrett, III; aunt, uncles and a host of loving family and friends.
Diane was loving and kind. She was an amazing daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will never be forgetten and always loved.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
The Mason, Garrett, Redd, Thornton and Morton families.