Judy Nunn Mason, 74, died tragically on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was a native of Savannah, GA, a graduate of Savannah High School class of 1962 and valedictorian of her class at Armstrong State College. She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University and began her teaching career at Carrie E. Gould Elementary in 1966. Judy married Holbrook Louis Mason of Savannah on August 12, 1967 at Calvary Baptist Temple where she was an active member until her death.
After a career of more than 30 years in teaching, Judy retired from Calvary Day School working as the elementary librarian. After retirement, she became full time care giver to her beloved grandchildren. Judy was an avid reader, a selfless giver, member of the Sweet Spirit Sunday School class, and Women’s Mission Union. She spent much of her time serving others and as a devoted caretaker to her husband. Volunteering her time was an important part of her life. Well known for her love of reading, she happily portrayed Mother Goose and The Cat in the Hat to many children throughout the community for many years. Always loving to tell a story, she captivated the hearts of her listeners.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Ruby Nunn. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Holbrook Mason, as well as her 3 precious children: Susan (Doug) Robertson, Laurie Gaylord, and Barry (Kristen) Mason. Judy is also survived by her 8 grandchildren who were her pride and joy – Evan Gaylord, Matthew Robertson, Davis Gaylord, Morgan Robertson, Michael Robertson, Mason Gaylord, Hampton Mason and Harris Mason and also several special cousins.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Temple.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are Curtis Carter, Doug Robertson, Evan Gaylord, Matthew Robertson, Davis Gaylord, and Michael Robertson. Honorary pallbearers are Brent Wills, Mason Gaylord, Hampton Mason and Harris Mason.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent to Calvary Baptist Temple.
My prayers are with you at this time.
- Ted Boaz, Bonaire , Georgia
So very sorry to learn about Judy’s death. Many fond memories of working with Judy and Holbrook in the concession stand at Calvary! Prayers for Holbrook and the family!
- Mark(Rooster) and Connie Hiott, Savannah , GA
Judy was my Godmother. When I think of her I think of her family. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Her family has always come first. She was always upbeat and proud and passionate about her kids and grandkids. Holbrook was the other love of her life as he so eloquently stated during their 50th anniversary. Judy should be remembered as someone to aspire to. I know that she is now home with Ruby and Louie and all the women who called her niece for so many years.
- Carolyne Martin Morgan, Charlotte, NC
I am sorry that you all have lost your sweet mother and grandmother. I pray that your memories will last forever and that comfort from our Heavenly Father will surround all of you in the coming days.
- Anna Canady, Savannah, Ga
Susan, Laurie, Barry and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories provide you peace during this difficult time. We will miss Judy so much. Our deepest sympathy and love. Kim, Alan, Alason and Arianna
- Kim, Alan, Alason and Arianna Reed, Braddock Heights , MD
We are so sorry to hear about this terrible loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Brenden Jensen, Savannah, GA
I was so very sorry to hear about Judy. I taught with her at Gould for several years. She was a wonderful colleague, an excellent teacher, and I'm sure she will be missed by many family members and friends. My condolences and prayers in the days ahead for the comfort that only God can provide.
- Brenda (Baggett) Barrow, Guyton, GA
So sorry for this great loss. The hurt runs deep, but the grace of God runs deeper still.
- John Connell, Clearwater, FL
Bill and I send our deepest condolences to all of the Mason family. Each of you are so special to us, as was your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother, Judy. Such a great loss to all of you and all of us that were touched by her. We will cherish those wonderful memories. We love you and are here for you! May God give you peace, strength and comfort.
- Bill and Patty Cannady, Savannah, GA
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. PERPETUAL PRAYERS.... Matt, Ingrid & Parla Parker & Parker & Cole Brigman
- Matt Parker, LaGrange, Georgia
I am extending my deepest sympathy on behalf of myself, the staff and students of Growing in the Son Academy. Ms. Judy was always so faithful and loved coming to read to our students. Her joy of reading was apparent and the children always enjoyed her visits! She made it a priority to come read every year that Hampton and Harris have been with us. Please know that we are praying for your family and may the peace of God that passes all understanding bless and keep you all. Michele Newsome & GIS Staff
- Michele Newsome, Savannah, Ga.
Holbrook and family, we are saddened to hear about Judy ‘s tragic death. We will always remember sharing special times with your family at Church and Calvary Day School. May God’s Grace comfort You.
- Andy and La Donna Abbott, St Pete Beach, Florida
So, so sorry for your loss! Mrs. Judy always brought a smile when she brought Hampton to our class!!! She will be greatly missed. The way she read to the kids really made them smile. Praying for you all!!! Mrs. Stacie (GIS)
- Stacie Rogie , Pooler , Georgia
Dear Holbrook and family. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you! Judy was an amazing woman and I will always cherish the memories of time spend with her and your sweet family.
- Sharon K Cupstid, Marshall, North Carolina
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mrs Mason was such a light to us all. I am so grateful to have been blessed to have her in my life. May God send His comfort and cover You with His peace.
- Stephanie (Reeves) Kerns and family , El paso, Tx
We remember Holbrook, Judy and family from Calvary Baptist Church and Day School and our hearts are saddened at the loss of Judy. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
- Mike and Margaret Normandy , Savannah , GA
My father and her father were first cousins. Sorry for this loss. Count on God to be with the family.
- Thomas Underwood , Carrollton , Ga
Sorry for your loss she will surely be misssed
- Matthew Holden, Tifton, Ga
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Fri, March 13, 2020
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Funeral Service
- 10:00 a.m. on Sat, March 14, 2020
- Calvary Baptist Temple
4625 Waters Ave (map)
SAVANNAH GA 31404
- on Sat, March 14, 2020
- Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
1600 Wheaton Street (map)
Savannah GA 31404