CARLTON H. MASON JR.
Early Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, God in His infinite wisdom summoned our loved one, Mr. Carlton H. Mason, Jr., affectionately known as “Carlton Jr., Junior or 12.” He was born December 6, 1966, to Annie D. Mason and the late Carlton H. Mason, Sr. He was baptized at an early age at Union Grove Baptist Church, South Chesterfield.
He was a graduate of Matoaca High School, Class of 1986. While in high school, he excelled in sports especially football where he played as a outstanding running back for the Matoaca Warriors.
Carlton served as one of the coaches for the Matoaca Youth Athletics, Inc. (MYA). His love and compassion for the sport and players afforded him the opportunity to mentor youth in the positions of running back and defensive back. Coach 12, was more than just a coach in the MYA family, he was a teacher about life and also a good listener that gave good advise.
He loved his grandchildren, family and friends and was very protective of them. Carlton was his mother’s caregiver after the death of his sister. He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan.
Carlton Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Carlton H. Mason, Sr.; sister, Andrea Mason; maternal grandparents, Kermit and Corrine Powell; paternal grandparents, Austin and Lucy Cain; aunt, Vida Powell; and uncle, Alfred Mason, Sr.
Carlton leaves to cherish his precious memories: one son, Tyquwan Reed (Amy) of South Chesterfield, VA; grandchildren, Nathan, Victoria and Zayden; a loving and devoted mother, Annie D. Mason of South Chesterfield, VA; god-mother, Daisy Baugh of Petersburg, VA; five aunts, Velois Evans (James) of Ettrick, VA, Irma Jones of Dewitt, VA, Carolyn Jordan (Sherman ) of Dinwiddie, VA, Sandra Mason and Arlene Moore, both of Chesterfield, VA; several cousins like brothers, Alfred Mason, Jr., Garrett Mason, Jeffery Mason, Eric Mason and William Brown, Jr.; and a host of devoted cousins, other relatives and friends too numerous to name.
Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Children's Home of Virginia Baptist, 6900 Hickory Road, South Chesterfield, VA, the Rev. William E. Johnson III, Pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church, South Chesterfield, VA. The interment will be held at the Mason Family Cemetery.
The family will assemble 2:00 p.m. the day of the service and will also receive friends at 20422 Church Road, South Chesterfield, VA.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.