In Memory of



Obituary for Tommy Mason

Tommy Mason, was born on December 6, 1957, to the late Clarence Mason, Jr. and Dixie Handy Mason. He entered into eternal rest on August 13, 2022, at his home in Atlantic, Virginia.

At an early age, Tommy joined and attended Macedonia Baptist Church in Bloxom, Virginia. He was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. He then joined the workforce and was employed as a farm worker, at Tyson Foods and lastly, Perdue Farms, in Accomac, Virginia, until health issues occurred.

On May 27, 1989, Tommy was joined in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Avon Bell. They shared thirty-three blissful years together. Their relationship was so loving and unique. Their love language was the constant banter between each other. The family loved to watch them go back and forth, even though sometimes they didn’t know whether to run or stay. In the end, they would be sitting chatting lovingly. Through their union, they raised six children together. To them, he was their HERO.

Tom was a family man, and loved to have his family and friends around him. He brought everyone together through his love of cooking. Even with his disability, he was a master chef. You were always guaranteed to have a good meal when you walked through the doors.

Tom loved to play dominoes and on any given day you could find him on the porch having a spirited game with friends. He also loved fishing, the Washington Redskins (now the Commanders), and let’s not forget his Colt 45’s. But above all, he loved his grandkids. They meant the world to him and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for them. Tom leaves a legacy of love, compassion, and dedication to all that he came in contact with. He will truly be missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Tony Mason (his twin), Dixie Handy,, William “Billy” Mason, Arthur Handy, Lee Roy Mason, and Chester Handy; grandson, Evrin Holden; nephews, Dominique Gunter and Roger Mason, Jr.; son-in-law, Bruce Haggins; mother-in-law, Moveta Justice; and sisters-in-law, Faye Bell and Auletha Jones.

He leaves cherished memories to his loving wife, Avon Mason; sons, Edward (Katara) Bell, DE, Shamus Bell, Washington, DC, and Edwin Banks, DE; daughters, Yvonne Haggins, Onley, VA, Sherima (James) Bell, Fruitland, MD; one grandchild he raised as his own, Shanell Bell; twenty-two grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great, great-grandchild; brothers, Willie Mason, Rudolph (Jackie) Handy, and Roger Mason; sisters, Ineta McLaughlin and Alice (Mitchell) Townsend; brothers-in-law, Dinnie Bell, Kerry Bell, Varry Bell, and Lurell Justice; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Mason, Constance Marshall, Edwina Johnson, Una Tucker; two special friends, Reggie Handy and Monty Cropper; his nurse, Helen Vinnie; his Rolling Acres family; his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, other relatives, and friends.

Lovingly submitted,
The Family