Billy Ray Mason

December 22, 2021
Billy Ray Mason Billy Ray Mason


Oct. 26, 1944-Dec. 20, 2021

Funeral services for Billy Ray Mason, 77, of Waynesboro, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Moore and Rev. Jason Sehon officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 from the Parlor of Freeman Funeral Home.

Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Water Oak Cemetery.

Born in Waynesboro on Thursday, Oct. 26, 1944 to Obie Mason and Stella Mason, he was a devoted member and Deacon of Water Oak Baptist Church. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1966-1972 and was retired from Ingalls Shipyard, where he worked as a Carpenter Foreman.

He died on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 at Wayne General Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Mason; his son and daughter-in-law, Will and LaDonna Mason of Clara; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Ray Henderson and Teresa and Mike Newell, all of Clara; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Morris and Janet Mason of Clara, Charlie and Janice Mason of Chicora and Ronnie and Melissa Mason of Clara; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Dora Ross and Debbie McIlwain, both of Waynesboro, and Paula and Randy Trigg of Clara; six grandchildren, Savana Mason, Bryce Mason, Bo Henderson, Ashlyn Henderson, Mikayla Newell and Joseph Newell, all of Clara; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Obie Mason; his mother, Stella Mason; and a sister, Betty Rae Malley.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.