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Death of Don Mason

Don Mason served faithfully as an elder in GCI since his ordination in 1970. He pastored both the Raleigh and Wilson, NC congregations from 1987 – 2007. He continued serving the members in Wilson, NC until his retirement in 2021. The following is the obituary provided by his family.

Donald Edgar Mason died peacefully on October 26, 2023. He was born February 13, 1941, in Houston Texas to Edgar and Lois Mason. Don graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1959 and immediately traveled to New London, CT for Naval Submarine training. While in the Navy, he was able to take courses at the University of Houston. Upon discharge in 1964, he transferred to Ambassador College where he met and married his lifelong sweetheart, Geraldine Mason.

After graduation in 1969, they moved to Evansville, Indiana; in 1970 he was ordained into the ministry of Jesus Christ. Over the next 52 years, he served seven congregations in Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and North Carolina. He retired from the ministry of Grace Communion International in October 2021. He is survived by his wife, Geri, his daughter, Elizabeth, and his sons, Derek and Dustin, and Dustin’s wife, Megan.


6 thoughts on “Death of Don Mason”

  1. Dear Geri and Family,
    Please, accept our heartfelt condolences. It is always very difficult for those who are left behind to cope with the loss (even if just temporary) of our loved ones. When the departure to be with the Lord actually comes that reality may still overwhelm us. In the pain you feel, you will also find the Lord’s love, his sure promises and his comfort. You will see Don again! Praying for you-Santiago and Elke.

  2. Dear Geri, family and friends of Don,
    On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at Don´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. He served with honor on the USS Grampus SS-523.
    Geri and family… “may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV).
    Jim Sandman, FTC(SS) Ret,
    National Chaplain, USSVI.

  3. Don had a hearty laugh and was a great encourager. Always willing to listen with understanding and transparency in his own humanity. A great friend who will be sorely missed. Love and prayers to Geri and family.

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