Pickens, Phyllis Marie Mason "Baby Mason"
PICKENS, MASON, SCHEXNYDER, POLK, STREET, THARPE
Posted By: Ruth - Volunteer
Date: 10/30/2012 at 19:55:45
Phyllis Marie Mason- Pickens (Baby Mason) was born in Chicago IL, to the late Eunice Marie Schexnyder Mason, and James Mason Sr.
Phyllis was baptized at an early age into the catholic faith, at St. Malachiís. She attended Biedler Elementary School, and went on to graduate from John Marshall High School in Chicago Illinois.
Phyllis (Phyl as we so lovingly called her) married her longtime friend and lover Howard Lee Pickens Sr. (who precedes her in death) on March 31, 1955. Howard and Phyl brought four beautiful and loving children into this world; John Arthur Pickens (Gloria) of Clinton, IA, Howard Lee Pickens Jr. (who also precedes her in death), Dwayne James Pickens Sr. (Diane) of Madison WI, and Eunice Marie Pickens (Byron) of Clinton IA.
Phyl started working at Bell and Howell at an early age and retired from there after she had her one and only daughter. She felt she needed to be home to raise her, so that is when she decided to retire from Bell and Howell in 1973.
Phyl, along with her loving husband, loved to go fishing as well as camping. They would take their children with them along with her father and mother. They would go fishing and hunting in Savanna Illinois, every weekend. This was up until her death, her past time that gave her joy. Phyl was also an extraordinary cook. She loved to have her family around for big dinners as much as possible.
On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, God chose to call Phyllis to be one of his angels, and to no longer be a part of the pain and suffering in this world.
Phyllis leaves to mourn her immediate family:
Her children; John A. Pickens Sr. (Gloria) of Clinton, IA, Dwayne J. Pickens Sr. (Diane) of Madison, WI, Eunice M. Pickens (Byron) of Clinton, IA. Her 3 Loving Sisters; Rosetta Polk of Virginia, Shirley Ann Street of Chicago IL, and Marion Tharpe (Charles) of Florida. Her 13 Beautiful Grandchildren; Eara (Lawrence), John, James, Reggie, Lennie, Eunice, Dwayne Jr., Phyllis Renee, Torris, Jaylan, Brichet, Byron Jr., and Brittany. Her 8 Precious Great Grandchildren; Isaiah, Noah, Jaquis, Jontae, Tatiyanna, Kenny, Patience, and Brianna. Her One and Only Brother in Law; Herbert Pickens, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sister in laws, and friends. Phyllis will join her husband, Howard L. Pickens Sr., her son, Howard L. Pickens Jr., her mother, Eunice M Schexnyder Mason, her father, James Mason Sr., and her one and only brother, James Mason Jr., in heaven, and will be with all her loved ones through spirit.
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