Viola Mason

May 8, 1923 - May 20, 2013


Viola Mason, 90, of Pensacola, Fla., and formerly of Sandusky, died Monday, May 20, 2013, in West Florida Hospital, Pensacola.

She was born May 8, 1923, in Claiborne County, Tenn., to Calvin F. and Eliza B Carey. Viola retired from Decko Food Products, Sandusky, in 1985 after 25 years of service. 

She was a member of Bogart Road Church of God, Sandusky.

Surviving are her son, Gil (Diane) Mason, of Pensacola; granddaughters, Sherri Mason-Buiel, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Karen (Randy) Duskin, of Sandusky, Deborah (Vern Long) Mason, of Redondo Beach, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Krisstin (Gobi) Paramanandam and Tyler Hammond, of Scottsdale, Kaitlyn Duskin and Ryan Duskin, of Sandusky, and Max Long, of Redondo Beach; sister, Bertha (Ott) Berry, of Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Oscar, in October 2012; her parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24.

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In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Homestead Village, 7830 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL 32526.