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Billy D. Mason
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 6, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Dublin, Kentucky, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 16, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather. We remember you with extraordinary love.

 God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.

So He put His arms around you and whispered come with me.

With tearful eyes we watched and saw you pass away.

Although we love you dearly we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Rest in Peace, Dear Father. 

We will always remember you with Joy.

 

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 16th October 2014

"It's been 4 years, Daddy.   I can't really find the words to express the depth of my pain at losing you.  I have learned that it will never really go away but that some days are easier than others.  Today is not that day.  I miss you so much it physically hurts.  I hope with all my heart you know how tremendously you were and still are loved.  I will lovecyou always."

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 8th July 2014

"My dear father...I miss you so much.  I still hear your lessons in my head and heart.   You will always be with me.  I see your smile everyday when I look in the mirror and it makes me smile even more.  I love you.  Thank you all you did for me.  You were an awesome father and I will be so happy to see you again."

This tribute was added by Alan Zukor on 25th October 2013

"See you in heaven pal."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 6th April 2013

"Happy Birthday, Daddy!  I wish you were here to share it.  I was thinking about all the times I tried to get you to promise that you would stay until you were at least 85, and you always refused to make that promise.  I wish you had. You always kept your promises to me.  I miss you...love you."

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 6th April 2013

"Daddy, Happy 81st Birthday.  I miss you so much.  Sometimes the pain is still so raw, I don't know how we've made it 2.5 years without you but somehow we have.  I have.  I had some dark days when you went to Heaven but I'm better now.  I know I'll see you again and while I know that I have a lot of work to finish here, I can't wait to see your handsome face again.  I love you, Daddy."

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 22nd February 2013

"Daddy, today is Mom's birthday.  Can you tell her we love her?  :)"

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 22nd February 2013

"My Dear Daddy.  Words cannot express...you are still with us in thought and spirit.  I wish I could hear your voice and your laughter once more.  Occasionally, you'll come to me in my dreams.  I treasure them and hate to awaken and find you gone.  I can't wait to see you again.  Missing you as much now as then.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Reese Smith on 28th November 2012

"I have never met you, the Mason family and friends.  I just wanted to say your memorial is incredibly moving.  I pray God will continue to strengthen you. I hope, you can also take comfort in Revelation 21:4: "[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more…the former things have passed away.""

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 19th October 2012

"Daddy, I'm thinking of you, as always.   Seems like you are on my heart and mind even more so now.  Maybe it's because it's the Fall and that's when you went to Heaven.  Whatever the reason, I enjoy sweet memories of you.  I can't wait to see you and Momma again.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Marissa Mason on 18th October 2012

"Dear Grandpa,
          Grandpa, I miss your personality with your dry humor and quiet love. You were the closest thing i had to a father and i will always respect you to tha fullest! you are one of the strongest men i kno and the pride, honesty& strength u showed the family wont be forgotten. "The Man of our Family".. missed untill we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 16th October 2012

"Daddy, my heart and my soul still ache after 2 years.  I miss you with all my heart.  I wish I could just talk to you, tell you about what's happening in my life and hear you laugh.  You are my forever love.  Sleep peacefully, Dearest Daddy."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 16th October 2012

"Two long years, and I still miss my Daddy.  He will be forever in my heart.  Love never dies."

This tribute was added by Lisa Mason Minter on 17th June 2012

"Daddy, you are still such a huge part of my life.  I didn't think I could live without you...yet my heart continues to go on beating.  How could that be?  And so it goes.  I'm okay.  I'm learning each and everyday how to live without you in my shadow.  It's been hard but I'm getting stronger.  I will love you eternally.  This Father's Day, I remember and honor you with nothing but LOVE."

This tribute was added by Aigne Cox on 22nd June 2011

"I sit here thinking of you, thinking of the moments I wanted to share with you and thankful for the ones we had. Time has moved on and I have had to move on with it, but I will always remember you and cherish everything about you."

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 4th May 2011

"I don't even know how to start this Daddy.  You've got to know how much we would miss you.  My heart cries for you everyday and I just want to hear your voice.  I want to hear you say "Hey Kid," like you used to do when I called.  I love you, Poppy."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 28th April 2011

"Although the pain lessens just a little with each passing month, I still miss you dearly. You are truly irreplacable."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 6th April 2011

"Happy Birthday, Daddy! I remember all the times I tried to get you to promise that you would be here until you were at least 85, and you never would promise. You wouldn't ever make a promise that you weren't sure you could keep. Love you always."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 24th January 2011

"Just thinking about you yet again, Daddy.  Thinking about how there is just no way to be prepared to lose someone you love so much.  Can't wait to see you again."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 19th January 2011

"It's been three long months without Daddy, and there is still a gaping hole in my heart. I will never be the same, life will never be the same, and I'm still struggling with that."

This tribute was added by Marcus Mason on 19th January 2011

"Grandpa I miss you more and more each day and today you just won't leave my thoughts. I just started following the same path that you walked (you know what I mean) so that hopefully I can be atleast half the man that you were. I miss you and love you forever."

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 18th January 2011

"Daddy, Some days it seems like it's getting easier and then there are days when it all seems so unreal and I'm back at square one.  My heart aches for the sound of your voice and to see your smile.  My heart shall always remember.  You will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 27th December 2010

"I hope you like the song, Daddy.  It really reminds me of how you lived your life.  On your terms.  :)"

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 27th December 2010

"Each day brings a new memory.  I believe these are gifts from you.  Thank you, Daddy."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 26th December 2010

"This is my first Christmas without you Daddy, and I miss you more than you know."

This tribute was added by Leslie Mason on 11th December 2010

"I will forever love you Daddy.  I miss you every day."

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 10th December 2010

"Dear Daddy, It's been almost 2 months now since you've gone to Heaven.  I miss you as much now or even more than the day you left. It still doesn't seem real.  You were such a huge part of my life and now there is this big hole where you were.  I'm trying to stay strong, Dad.  Another candle for you, Daddy."

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 26th October 2010

"Dad, it's only been a week and a few days since you left us.  I miss you more each day and I know that you miss us, too.  But I also know you are in a better place and happy and this brings me so much joy.  I love you, Daddy.  So much."

This tribute was added by Marcus Mason on 26th October 2010

"Grandpa, I will always love you and miss you and I want to thank you for being a great inspiration on my life. I will always carry on your spirit and make certain that you are never forgotten. I hope that you are proud of me because I will always be proud to have had YOU as my grandfather. Save a place for me next to you when I make it to heaven. Until then rest peacefully next to Jesus."

This tribute was added by michael mason on 25th October 2010

"GOD BLESSED YOU UNCLE,YOU WERE FUNNY LOVING AND KIND TO ME...I THANK GOD FOR YOU.."

This tribute was added by Lurine Mason on 22nd October 2010

"You were loving to your children, loving to all your family and friends, fun loving, funny and you will always be those things to me.  

Always love,

Laverne."

This tribute was added by Pamela Mason on 22nd October 2010

"Uncle Billy" You will truly be missed by the entire Mason's in Michigan.  I will never forget the last time you came to our house, you had us laughing so much I could not stop. You have always been in my heart it hurts so much to let you go be with my Dad and grandma but you will forever be in my heart like I know we are in your heart.  I love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Aigne Cox on 21st October 2010

"Thinking about the man my grandpa was, I realize that no man is perfect, but they have the choice to step up and be a man. I always saw my grandpa strong and dependable. I pray that the men in my family are able to look at his life and become better men because of what they have seen, the good and bad. Learn from whatever mistakes he made, because that is what he would expect of them."

This tribute was added by Aigne Cox on 20th October 2010

"I completely agree with Dani, Grandpa didn't care who it was, he was going to tell things the way they were. If you didn't like it, then it was up to you to deal with it. He was blunt honest, and I always respected and even depended on him to be this way. I appreciated knowing that my grandpa would always be honest with me, even if it hurt my feelings. He was a true man."

This tribute was added by Danielle Minter on 20th October 2010

"He was the most honest man I know. If he said it, it was true regardless of what other's may have thought. I could always count on him to tell it like it is. He was a strong man who can never be replaced. There will never be another Big Bill. You were truely one in a million. Dani"

This tribute was added by patricia mason on 19th October 2010

"I will miss you very much



               yvette"

This tribute was added by Marcus Mason on 19th October 2010

"Grandpa, words cannot express the pain I feel now that you are gone. My heart has been broken and my mind is lost. But I am comforted by the fact that you are now with Jesus and it is because of you that on yesterday, I accepted Christ into my life as well. Even in death you still inspire me to be like you and that is truly amazing to me. Rest peacefully and enjoy your new home. Love you grandpa."

This tribute was added by Izetta Sparks on 18th October 2010

"Mr Mason was my second dad and I will forever hold on too those precious memories that me and my family shared.Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. PSALM 30;5 Casting all your care upon Him,for He cares for you.PETER5;7 Love Always Izetta, Terry, Larry Carmen & Eugene & Laurie and Clara Family God Bless"

This tribute was added by Aigne Cox on 18th October 2010

"You always were the image of the things a man needs to be in my life. You were strong, honest and a great provider for your family. You were consistent and dependable. I wish I had had more time with you growing up, but glad I became closer to you as I got older. You are my inspiration. I want to be better because of you. When I graduate in May, that degree will belong to you. I love you"

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 18th October 2010

"Daddy, I will ALWAYS love you and will FOREVER miss you.  You were larger than life and I will always treasure what you gave me.  I love you, Daddy."

This tribute was added by Lisa Minter on 18th October 2010

"Daddy,

They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true.
We never wanted memories, we only wanted you.
A million times we needed you, a million times we cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
We’d walk the path to Heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

We will ALWAYS love you,
Lisa, Leslie, David and Billy"


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