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Obituary for Annie Mae Mason (Williams)

Annie Mae Mason

Our Joy: January 27, 1944 - His Victory: January 1, 2024

Anne has left us with a rich heritage of love, compassion, friendship, generosity, eloquence, graciousness, humility, and kindness. She was a lady of faith who truly believed that she could do all things through Christ who strengthened her.

Annie was born on January 27, 1944, in Pratt City, Alabama. She was on of ten children to the late Eddie and Essie Mae Williams.

She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor I.H. Harris. She was an active member in church; taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and in 1961 she was the Women’s Day Guest Speaker, using the topic, “Tomorrow Never Comes.”

Later she relocated to Washington, D.C. and continued her faith and joined, Gethsemane Baptist Church and continued her faith by joining as a Bible School Teacher to the youth. She also became a member of the Tribe of Dan and the Noon Day Prayer Band.

Later she relocated to Silver Spring, Maryland. It was during this season in her life that she met Charles Mason.

On September 4, 1999, Annie and the late Charles Edward Mason were united in Holy Matrimony, and the two became one. Settling in District Heights, MD. Annie expressed her love for Charles as the World’s Best Husband.

Annie attend Scott Elementary School and Western Olin High School. She continued her education at Miles College in Birmingham, AL. Annie was adventurous and free spirited, she relocated to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and gained employment at the community college.

Annie was gifted and generous with her time, talents and treasure. She volunteered at a cancer treatment center, and delivered food and gifts to the sick and shut-in. This woman of great faith, a cancer survivor for many years, was a source of inspiration to all who knew her and always willing to testify about the wonderful things God had done for her.

Annie’s career was in marketing, her final years she was employed at the International Fabric Institute. Throughout her career, she received many awards and citations for outstanding service and performance.

She loved to travel and planned cruises and tours to New York, Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery for her sisters, nieces and other family members.

Annie was also very active in the City of District Heights Senior Activities. She faithfully attended chair aerobics, attended all the senior trips and participated in many of the city events.

After a long final battle with cancer, she succumbed to this deleterious disease that she had survived for more than a decade. On January 1, 2024, GOD called her labor to eternal rest. During the last months of her life, she was cared for by her niece, Theodora Gray, who immediately left her home in Alabama to be with her aunt in her time of need, Auntie was always so gracious to her.

Fond memories of Annie Mae will forever linger in our hearts and she will be cherished by two brothers, Freddie (Mack) Williams (Birmingham, AL); and John Williams (Cleveland, OH); three sisters, Elizabeth (Nancy) Tarver (Cleveland, OH); Mary Francois (New Orleans, LA); and, Rose Peterson (Cleveland, OH); special nieces, Linda Daniels and Theodora Gray, and a host of other nieces, nephews and other family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Annie was preceded in death by the love of her life Charles Edward Mason and sibling Eddie Jr., James Sr., Nathan, and Dave Williams. Although, Annie and her husband Charles never had children of their own together, Annie leaves behind Anthony, Kevin, Lavenya, and Ronnie that came into the family with her marriage to Charles.