A resident of Port Allen, she died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
Visiting WAS at Hall's of Port Allen on Friday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visiting continued Wisdom Rock Ministry on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Roland Glover. Interment in Lady of Knight Cemetery, Port Allen. Survived by her daughters, Vanessa Bessye and Elizabeth Charmaine Washington; sons, James Bessye, Joe Freeman Jr., Lester Freeman, John Freeman and Timothy Jackson; sisters, Thelma Taylor and Deborah Fleming; 32 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Curley B. Mason Sr.; daughter, Dardonelle Alexander; two grandchildren, Reginald D. and Ronald D. Grace; five brothers, Louis, James, Edward, Richard and Leroy Mason; and two