On April 18, 2015 Around 2:30pm at St. John Medical Center the rain poured….thunder clapped and lighting flashed when Mrs. Barbara Ann “Blue” Monday-Mason received her wings.
Saturday April 25, 2015 at 1:00pm Boynton Community Center Rev. John D. Martin, Eulogist Burial:Lee Cemetery at Boynton, Oklahoma
On May 29, 1946 God endowed the earth with one of his most cherished gifts, Barbara Ann Monday. Born to Morris and Hazel Monday in Boynton, Oklahoma, she was the seventh of nine children. Always the life of the party ” Barbara Ann” would invent stories to entertain her siblings and friends. Barbara was a proud student of Phyllis Wheatley secondary school and Boynton High School. She was a bright student that excelled in academics. In addition to her studies, Barbara was great in basketball and track and field. She always led the team in song after every game with ” My Girl” whether they won or not.
Barbara was also a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Boynton where she traveled and sang in the youth choir.
She was united in Holy matrimony to Walter Fay Mason Jr. and to his union four beautiful children were born. Later she united with James Edward Goff and two more precious children were added to her family. She was known as an immaculate homemaker and took pride in raising her children with tender loving care.
Only after successfully raising her children did she enter the workforce. She was a dutiful employee at Braums Ice Cream and Dairy Inc. for over 18 years. She was so beloved by all who knew her and was an exemplary employee. Barbara also was a willing volunteer at Jewel’s Place Daycare. All the children, clients and staff adored her and her hilarious antics.
Affectionately known as “Blue” , which did not exemplify her presence. She was a homegrown comedian and spirit ” up lifter.” Ms. Mason loved to read, solve Sudoku puzzles and travel.She loved the Obama’s but most of all she loved Boynton. She was a true Boyntonite and too her charge as Sergeant at Arms to heart!
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings , Alice Boozer, Ruthie Mae Jeffries , Betty Jean Monday, Narvis Monday and William Monday.
On April 18, 2015 our merciful Savior saw fit to grant Barbara Ann Mason her final reward. She received her one way ticket into paradise where she will abide with the Lord for eternity.She leaves to cherish her memory two dedicated sisters, Marie Robinson and Marcella Mason of Tulsa, Ok and one brother, Duke Monday (California). She also has a special sister/aunt Irene Freeman. Barbara Ann leaves to continue her legacy six children: Anita (Larry) Boykins; Broken Arrow, OK, Terri(James) Gunnells, Mesquite, Tx, Lisa Mason; Tulsa, Oklahoma, Anthony Mason; Tulsa, Oklahoma ; Jamie (Mattece) Mason; Owasso, Ok, Barbara Good; Desoto, Tx; She loved her 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and even anticipated one on the way.