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Mae Hilmer Mason, 94, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016, at her residence.  Born in Taylor, Mississippi Oct. 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Vinnie (Nee: Burt) Martin. She graduated from the College of Racine and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She taught at Goodland and Westridge Elementary Schools.  A member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, she enjoyed singing with the senior choir.  Above all, she treasured the time she spent with her family and she will be dearly missed. Surviving are her children: Clifton Mason Jr. (Anita), Rossie Brown, Reginald Mason, and James Mason; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lillie Martin, Annie Martin, Sandra Mason, and Nettie Coker; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton G. Mason; a daughter, Donna; seven brothers and one sister.

Funeral Details For Mae Hilmer Mason

With Bishop L.L. Kirby officiating, a home-going celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1123 Center St. Interment will be held at Yacona Cemetery in Taylor, MS.  Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of service. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gierahn and his nurse, Kelly for their loving and compassionate care.

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