Barbara Brinn Mason

October 11, 1936 - June 14, 2022
Barbara Brinn Mason

Barbara Brinn Mason, age 85, a resident of Bath, NC, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, 2:00pm at the St. Clair’s Church of Christ, officiated by David Mason and Craig Hagen. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the St. Clair’s Church Family Life Center.

She was born in Beaufort County on October 11, 1936 to the late Jatha and Lucy Grey Brinn. She was the beloved wife of Jack Arliss Mason whom she would have celebrated 70 years of marriage in October.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters: Angelia Brinn Shackelford and Sue Brinn Conway, and one brother-in-law: Jack Wallace.

She is survived by her husband Jack Mason, a son: Jack “Jay” Mason Jr. and wife Michelle; a daughter: Leigh Ann Clark; a sister: June Brinn Wallace; four grandsons: Ryan Scott Mason and wife Stephanie, Colby Perrion Mason, Alex Clark and wife Sarah, Tyler Clark; two nieces: Jenni Uzzell, Gina Hull; three great-nieces and one great-nephew, as well as a brother-in-law: Chip Shackelford.

She was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ for 76 years having served in the choir and Ladies Quartet. She was a member of the St. Clair’s Church of Christ Ladies Aid. She was a charter member of the Pam-Le-Ko Book Club. She was one of those people who firmly believed in the expression If it’s worth doing – it’s worth doing well.

She was filled with love – for her hobbies and for her family, and even for little things like cooking and cleaning. She found a particular joy in running the vacuum when Jack was watching the news. She was crafty, taking Santa Clauses that were made of large chunks of pecan wood and and would spend dozens of hours meticulously painting them; and they were glorious.

She could cook a mean pot of collards and loved keeping her grandchildren. She loved talking and socializing and spending time with friends and family. She loved her family and had a special relationship with each and every one of them.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to St. Clair’s Church of Christ by CLICKING HERE

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Mason family in their time of need.




Memorial Service

Saturday, June 18, 2022
2:00 PM

St. Clair’s Church of Christ - Directions
9814 NC Hwy 99 S
Bath, NC 27808
252-964-4343

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  • June 25, 2022
    Dolores Morgan says:
    So sorry to hear about Barbara, a truly beautiful lady. Much love to all of you.

  • June 22, 2022
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  • June 19, 2022
    paula and george elliott says:
    The loving light that was given by Mrs. Barbara will never go out she had such a beautiful spirit. Love from the Elliott family. We will see her again.

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  • June 17, 2022
    Tommy Mason says:
    Prayers are with all of the family.

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    Larry M. Boyd says:
    Barbara was a really special lady, always so kind and friendly and it was always a pleasant experience whenever and wherever we met by chance. She will be greatly missed by her many friends. Rest in peace my friend.

  • June 17, 2022
    Robyn & Clif Chioda says:
    Praying for comfort and peace for the Mason family during this difficult time.

  • June 17, 2022
    LEXA McMicken says:
    Mr. Jack, Jay and all the other family, I loved working with Barbara. She was such a sweet, nice person. I pray God will be with you during this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • June 17, 2022
    Ruby Crisp says:
    Mr. Jack and Jay and all the family. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and keep you in this difficult time. Prayers for the family

  • June 17, 2022
    Charles T Boyd III says:
    The Boyd family is so very sorry to hear of cousin Barbara Mason's passing. We didn't get to spend much time together over the years. It was mostly short summer visits to her mom and dad's (Lucy and Jayther Brinn) home. On one occasion (~1970) a family reunion was held at cousin Barbar's and Jack Mason's home on the sound. Boy was that a great time and awesome home-cooked food. The last time we saw each other was at Angle's funeral. May the peace of our Lord be with the family during these sad days. Love to all, Charles (Chuck) T. Boyd III, grandson of Rose Waters Boyd, great-nephew to Lucy Water Brinn, and cousin to Barbara Brinn Mason. PS: Mom, Nancy Boyd, 91 years old, is doing well in assisted living.

  • June 17, 2022
    Teresa Boyd Rutter says:
    Condolences to our NC family. We fondly remember all the family reunions we attended over the years. What “special” times they were too! Rest in Eternal Peace dear cousin Barbara. With love... Teresa Boyd Rutter/Patty Boyd Quidgeon - daughters of the late William “Billy” Boyd son of the late Rose G. Waters Boyd all hailing from VA but living elsewhere now. 💐 💐 💐

  • June 17, 2022
    Denise Jones says:
    One of the most loving and sweet ladies I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Your love and kindness will never be forgotten. Fly high Ms. Barbara, until we meet again.❤

  • June 17, 2022
    Margie Cooke-Tankard says:
    What an amazing video of a life well lived. LeAnn, Jay & Michelle, Mrs.June & other family members I send my heartfelt condolences to each of you. During the 33 years of living in the community and having family there in the Gaylord's Bay area (Kelly Rd.)and attending St.Clair Church for Bible Schools, etc., Mrs. Barbara was so kind and willing to stop and welcome you. I honestly can't remember a time seeing her and Mr.Jack that they didn't have time to chant a spell. She was a very compassionate lady whom I'm positive was so happy to see so many of her loved ones that have gone before her, the celebration of eternal life. Savor the many memories of her and know that she is rejoicing in the fields of heaven. ❤

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    Marsha G & Glenn Roper says:
    We love you so much you. You are such a beautiful woman 👩. We love you so much. Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • June 16, 2022
    Luette Davenport Cuthrell says:
    I’m sorry for your loss. I have great respect for Barbara and her family. Our mothers worked together in the Bath High School Lunchroom , and her sister, Sue was my classmate growing up. Blessings to all your family.

  • June 16, 2022
    Sarah Respess Rogerson-Biggs says:
    The greatest love story I have ever known is God’s gift of our Lord Jesus Christ. The second one is the one of Jack and Barbara. What a love story!! They were such a devoted, loving couple and such good role models for young people. Precious memories are God’s legacy of love. May the shared memories bring comfort to the family in the days ahead.

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    Phillip & Valerie Boyd says:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

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    Anita Bridgman says:
    Mrs. Barbara was one of the nicest woman I have ever met. She always had time to talk and never said a bad word about anybody. Cherish your memories. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Anita Bridgman

  • June 16, 2022
    Vicky Blake says:
    So sorry about Sissy. She was a sweet lady. Glad she is in a better place.

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    Patricia Windley says:
    I loved Ms Barbara so very much. She and my mother were the very best of friends. Boy the things they are talking about. Prayers to you Mr. Jack, Jay , Ryan and leighAnn. Love you all.

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    Tiffany Poole says:
    So sorry to hear about Mrs Barbara. I have fond memories of Christmases at her home. You all will be in my prayers. I hope your precious memories will bring you peace.

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    Betty Cox says:
    So very sorry for the loss of someone who was loved by many....I admired her as a person and the love she had for her family and the church......Prayers for all that loved and knew her....

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    Jody and Sharon Howery says:
    So sorry for your loss, she was a sweet lady. I know Dr Boyette and her are catching up on everything! Prayers lifted for Mr Jack and Jay to have peace and comfort during this difficult time!

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