Like a shadow in the moonlight, like the whisper of the seas,
Like the echoes of a melody just beyond our reach
In the shadow of our sorrow, past the whisper of goodbye,
Love shines through eternity, a heartbeat from our eye.
Shirley Ann Mason Edge, a native of Emporia, Virginia, began her journey through life on Sunday, April 24, 1938. She was born to the parentage of the late Lamar Mason, Sr. and Willia Green Mason.
While growing up in rural Southside Virginia, Shirley was educated in the Greensville County Public Schools. Being reared in a Christian home, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into her life, while nurturing her spiritual gifts at the St. Paul Church of God in Christ, Emporia, Virginia.
As life progressed, Shirley was afforded the opportunity to “spread her wings” and journey to the “Big City” to experience life in California. She met and married, George Edge. Seeing the need to provide for her family, she joined the workforce as a housekeeper for many movie stars. Shirley relocated to Emporia. Upon her return, she dedicated her time to supporting the Samaritan House.
Wings...Are carved surfaces that lift…Wings enable you to soar beyond all your self-imposed restrictions and take you to the lofty heights you dare to dream of. Wings can offer protection and comfort, as in “under one’s wing.” Wings remind us of the angels that guard and guide us from above, and of those angels that walk among us. Wings remind us that it is in our power to be an angel to the next person, who may just happen to need one. Anything is possible, when you have wings. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, while at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia, Virginia, Shirley received “two wings to veil her face, two wings to veil her feet, and two wings to fly away, so the world could no longer do her any harm.” She has been reunited with her parents; son, Guy Young; sisters, Nancy Atkins, Virgina Allen, and Lily Mae Conner; brother, Larry Mason; sister-in-law, Shirley Mason; brothers-in-law, Johnny Edward Conner, James Alfred Atkins, Sr., Troy Atkins, Sr. who all preceded her in death.
We, who are bound by treasured ties of love and affection as we pass her to God’s keeping, are: siblings, Willie Mason, Lamar Mason, Jr. (Paulette), Bettie Atkins, Thelma Conner (Edward), and Diane Mayfield (Bishop Barry Mayfield) all of Emporia, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Edge's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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