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O’dell A. Mason, Jr, 68, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

He was born on October 6, 1952, in Fort Wayne to the union of O’Dell N. Mason Sr., & Iva (Burrows) Mason.  He was baptized into Christ in the Lutheran Faith in 1963.  He attended grade school in Fort Wayne area and completed his education with a GED.  He resided in Grand Rapids from 1972 until his death.  Odell is preceded in death by his father, Odell N. Mason; mother, Iva E. (David) James; three brothers, Silas Mason, Anthony Tynes and Booster T. Mason.

He worked as a machinist as a young man and was the owner of Mason’s Landscaping of Grand Rapids for over 20 years where he was highly respected.

He leaves to mourn one son, Dameion (April) Brownlee of Indianapolis; daughter, Coreigh Ellen Mason Queen of Grand Rapids;  two brothers, Stanford Mason, Earnold James of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Olwen (Reginald) Miller of Gilbert, AZ, Offren (Clyde) Holmes and Rhoda (Maurice) Lyons of Fort Wayne.  O’dell also leaves to cherish 7 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild;  He had a host of stepbrothers and sisters; nieces, nephews, special family, the Harvey’s, cousins and many sorrowing friends.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.

“Remember Me”

To the living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return,
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea,
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity,
Remember me.

Remember me in your heart:
Your thoughts, and your memories,
Of the times we loved,
The times we cried,
The times we fought,
The times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.


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  1. Diana Harvey on March 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Sadly to say, your gone and not forgotten, thank you for sharing apart of my life with me, as a stepdad, friend. I miss you dearly. I will always love you.

  2. CB on September 11, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Rip sad to hear of your passing you were always straight forward and fair with me, God bless u


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