Laura Mason Brown (Laurie), 59, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in her home after a short illness.
Laura was born on August 9, 1960, in Savannah, Georgia, where she lived until her passing. She attended St. James Catholic School and is a 1979 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy. While Laura’s primary passion in life was being a mother and homemaker, she was also an avid community servant and multi-talented woman. Over the years, she was the owner of the Laura’s Snowball Company in the 1980s and ’90s; served as a theater specialist with the Savannah Cultural Arts Program where she was a beloved teacher and stage manager for many years; a member of the Savannah Quilt Guild where she was widely respected as a remarkable creative maker, skilled sewer and quilter.
For 17 years until her passing, Laura was employed by the City of Savannah as a supervisor for the Windsor Forest Golden Age Center where she extended her kindness and love of helping others and focused on programs that helped enhance the lives of our local seniors.
Laurie’s greatest passion was her family and friends and all who had the honor to know her felt loved and cared for by her. She married her high school sweetheart, Billy, and together they enjoyed 38 years of marriage which included a 25th-anniversary vow renewal complete with a motorcycle sunset ride. To encourage and help cultivate Laura’s passion for creative making, Billy hand-built an impressive sewing room adjacent to their primary residence. Laura’s sewing room brought her incredible joy and is where she spent some of her last days before falling ill.
One of her last compassionate acts was spending hours creating handmade masks for friends and family in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. She did not collect money for this great deed and her wide selection of fabric meant that every person got their own thoughtfully curated, custom-made mask.
Laura is survived by her children, Sean Brown (Heather) and Kacie Brown Campbell (Charles); grandchildren, Gabe and Georgia Campbell and Hailey and Hunter Brown; mother, Carolyn Eady Mason; siblings, Jeanne Mason Paddison (David), Amy Mason Robertson (Tom), and Frank Mason (Kirby); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and extended family. Laurie was preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Brown Jr., father, Eugene H. Mason, and grandparents.
Due to the current pandemic, a memorial mass will be planned in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, should you feel so inclined, please make a donation in her name to The Blessed Sacrament School Seeds of Change Building Fund, 1003 Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405 or MSBSChurch.Org, or make a donation to the Savannah Wildlife Rescue Center savwildliferescue.com.
Very sweet lady we will greatly miss her at the golden age center I know now she is happy to be home with her husband peace
- Joseph and Danny Edwards, savannah, ga
My heart was saddened to hear about Laura’s passing. I pray that God provides everyone with His peace and love. May she Rest In Peace.
- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, Georgia
Sean and Kacie, I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and neighbor. Prayers for you and the whole Mason family. May you feel the love of Jesus wrapped around you while she rest in the palm of His hand.
- patricia sheahan, Savannah, GA
It was heart breaking to hear the news of Laura's passing. I will truly miss her, Laura had a big heart, greatful to call her not only my co-worker but my friend, always concerned about how I was doing. We were quilting buddies. I always had to show off my projects. Always wanted to see what she was making next. Rest in peace my friend, You will be missed Tina Hicks
- Tina Hicks, Savannah, Ga
Laura was a very nice and compassionate lady. I will miss talking to her every Friday!! My prayers to her family.
- Gayle Edwards, Savannah, Georgia
No words can begin to express our sorrow for your loss... please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
- Donald and LeAnne Consos, Savannah, GA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Laura was a wonderful woman w/ a generous heart.
- Sandi & Donald Lowe, Savannah, Ga
Ms.Carolyn, I am so sorry to learn of your daughters passing. My prayers are that God will comfort you through your grief and bless you with keeping all the sweet memories of your daughter. Love you.
- Mickie Deal, Statesboro , GA
Carolyn, So sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. Praying for you and your family. May the Lord provide comfort.
- Eileen Hoffman, Beaufort, SC
May God keep your family in peace. God knows and knew best. Laura will be missed by all the Windsor Forest Golden Age Senoirs. May God keep you all during this time.
- Lillian Sykes, Savannah , Ga
Carolyn, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter. You and your family are in my prayers.
- Sherry O’Neil Armentor, Plano, Tx
Carolyn, you and the children have been on my mind so much recently. The Lord seems to put our hearts and minds where they need to be. I have been trying to find out how to get in touch with you lately, as I recently found out about Gene’s death. All of y’all were s huge part of my family, much of the time, my saving grace. Laurie was my first baby, even though she was only five years younger than me. I think I started baby sitting for that sweet child when I was about eleven. Having Mama and Daddy just next next door made it a perfect situation. As y’all added to the family, I became “rich” from my job with y’all. All this, and in actuality, you were raising me. Laurie was my first little girl with whom I got to dress up and play mommy. It was so much fun. I wish that I had done a better job at staying in touch with y’all all of these years. I truly don’t know what I would have done without y’all. You saw that I needed more attention and presence in my life especially after Dee died. You taught me so much, how to bake, sew and about life lessons. Gene played untold hours of ping pong with me. And the kids, starting with my sweet Laurie, how to be a big sister and a mentor-even at such a young age. Sometimes things we learn as children, are the best life lessons. Carolyn, I’m sorry that you have had to experience losing your first child, and the kids losing their big sister. It’s strange how history repeats itself. Please know I loved Laurie and all of y’all... my second family. May the Lord bless you and hold your hearts in the palm of His hands. I love you all. Carolyn, please get in touch with me or send a message on how I can get in touch with you!
- Delene West Clance, Metter, Ga
Laurie and I were friends in another lifetime! She and Billy were theater friends and we always had a good time together. I know that she will be missed. Prayers for your family.
- Laura Filson, Savannah, Ga
So sad to hear of Laura’s passing. I knew her from Windsor’s Senior Center, and she always had a smile on her face. Condolences to her family.
- Linda Boyette
So sorry to hear of Laura's passing. She was my Vera Bradley buddy. She and Billy are together again. My prayers are with you.
- Tarin Swendra, Pooler, GA
Dear Carolyn, our hearts are breaking for you following the loss of dear Laurie. She was always a kind and generous person with a sweet spirit. We will keep you, Sean, Kacie, Jeannie, Frank, Amy, and the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers.
- Steve and Janet Silas, Guyton, GA
So sorry to hear about Laura. I’ve worked with her for about 20 years. She was the sweetest person & so helpful in so many ways to me & others. Praying for her family.
- Sabrina H., Savannah, Ga
Sean and Kacie, Hugs to you both. We all have great memories of the Speir St. Neighborhood. You guys had a great Mom and I know you will miss her so much.
- Vicky Taylor, Thunderbolt, GA
Laura will be sorely missed at Winfsor Forest Golden Age Center. Laura had such a kind heart and was perfect for the position held there. May God bless her entire family in a special way during their loss.
- Jean Tuten, Savannah, Georgia
- Tracie McIntyre, Savannah, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad time in the loss of your precious Laura.
- Mary Alice Garvin, Savannah, GA
The Lord sometimes send people across our paths whose personality or character demonstrates compassion, love, thoughtfulness, caring, understanding, wisdom, togetherness, gratitude, humbleness, thankfulness, and kindness. Laura was one of those people who came along and touched my path. I wish to express my deepest condolences to her family and friends. May the Lord's love, grace, and mercy continue to bind her family with His peace, assurance and safety like no other can do. Always keep your hands in the Master's Hand and He will never leave nor forsake you. Her beautiful smile, talks as well as her occasional dance moves she did as she walked pass my Wednesday's and Friday's line dance classes at Windsor will be missed, but also remembered and treasured. Rest in sweet peace and we will always love and miss you. Bonnie Young, Paulette O'Neal, and Diane Torrance
- Bonnie Young, Garden City, Georgia
Thinking of you and wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Please accept my warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss.
- Natasha Butler & Golden Age @ PARC, Savannah , GA
I knew Laura from the Savannah Quilt Guild. I am so very sorry.
- Terry Duncan, Richmond Hill, Georgia
Sean and Kacie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Laura. We worked together at the City of Savannah and just know she really love working with the seniors and did many special events to make sure they enjoyed eac day at the center. May God continue to comfort your family.
- Barry Baker, Savannah, Georgia
- Karen & Norman, Savannah, Ga
It was such a pleasure to know Laura's gentle nature and organizational skills through the Windsor Forest Senior Center. She will be missed. Our condolence to the family.
- Kenneth & Barbara Purvis & William Purvis, Savannah, GA
So sorry to hear of Laurie passing. Please know that the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You and Yours Today and Everyday, Amen
- Danny Robertson, Midway , GA
Sean and Kacie, Your mom will be missed , her laughter was contagious, I know she is happy with Billy now In heaven taking a motorcycle ride through the clouds. I’m deeply sorry for you loss. Love y’all
- Mark Daniels, Guyton, Ga
Kacie, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss! Your mom was obviously loved well during her lifetime by you, her grandchildren, and the rest of your family. She made a difference in so many lives and she will never be forgotten because of the love she gave.
- Amy Whitaker, Fayetteville, GA
Dear Kacie and family, our hearts go out to you all. She was so young and so loved. We are grieving with you. We will offer our prayers and a mass for her. May God grant you all his comfort and peace. Love from the Halls.
- Chris & Thabo Hall, Savannah, Ga
My Dearest Long Time Best Friend Laurie has gone to Heaven to be with Our Lord and her Beloved Billy and her Sweet Daddy and all those who left before her. My heart is broken and I’m not sure how I can go through these days ahead without her great love, her peace, her sweetness, laughter, advice, heart, zest for life, kindness and everything good and great about her! I’ve loved you and had our great and exciting friendship for over 50 years and I will never forget the wonderful times we shared...together sometimes 24/7. God hold her and keep her safe, strong and make sure she continues to watch over her Beautiful Angels...Sean and Kacie and all her grandchildren and family! I’m so so sorry you had to go home! I Love You Forever♥️ Kim
- Kim McDonald Smith, Jacksonville , Florida
Kacie and family, I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. She was such an amazing lady! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
- Abigail Dixon, St. Simons Island , GA
Dear Carolyn....we were so sorry to hear the sad news. You are in our prayers...sending you love
- Michael and Carol Kilpatrick, Savannah, Ga
We are so hard broken over the passing of Laurie! I think of all the fun times I’ve had over the many years knowing Laurie. I know she is with her beloved Billy and her Daddy so she must be at peace being reunited with them. I will always miss her! I know I will always think of her when I see anything orange. May the whole family have the peace of the Lord with them. Rest In Peace sweet Laurie!
- Patty & Tom Anglin, Savannah, GA
Our hearts & prayers are with you Amy & family!
- Shel & Cindy Brennan, Savannah, GA
Will miss you dear Laura, Quilting Princess and Orange girl.
- Anne-Maree , London , UK
Laura was a wonderful friend for a very long time! We raised our children together, we quilted together, I considered her part of my family, I will miss her so much! She was funny , kind, and most of all, she loved her family and friends. I feel so lucky to have known her!
- Jane Kalman, Everett, Washington
Praying for y'all of you.
Love to all. Laura was such a bright and positive light. An asset to the City of Savannah that influenced many to be the best they could be. Will keep you all in mind sending strength in fabulous memories shared.
- Lawrence Carson, Savannah , Ga
I am very sadden to hear of Laurie's passing. I remember the first time I met Laurie; she was two years ahead of us and in high school. I thought she was so cool and so pretty, she had that beautiful smile that's not easily forgotten. I know she will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
- Jackie Johnston Ellett, Hoschton, Georgia
Dear Carolyn: I learned only today of Laurie's death. I am so sorry for you and your family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
- Joe Ebberwein, Savannah, Ga.
I am so saddened to hear of Laura's passing. She was such a wonderful person and I always enjoyed the times we spoke in person. Its a great loss of the seniors of the Savannah community. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
- Joyce Crowder-McBride, Savannah, Georgia
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A Private Service Will Be Held