Lizzie Lorene Mason White was born February 22, 1903 and passed on Friday, May 26, 2006 and quietly entered heaven’s gates after serving God for 103 years on earth. She was born in
Winston-Salem, NC, the daughter of James C. Mason and Sally Mason.
“RENE” attended the local Depot School and Slater Normal School which is now Winston-Salem State University. She was employed by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for more than 47 years and was
a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church during her entire life. During this time she served on the Senior Choir for more than seventy years, chairperson of the Kitchen
Committee for 60 years and the Women’s Society. She was a charter member of the Winston-Salem Section of the National Council of Negro Women.
Her parents, husband, Robert Edward White; her brothers, John Mason, Sr., Sandell Mason, James Mason, Jr. and George Mason, Jr.; her sisters, Helen M. Gray, Viola M. Scales, Josephine M.
Evans and Rosa Bell M. Martin all predeceased her.
Although all called her “AUNT RENE”, she served as a mother to Marion S. Collins, Bernice (Samuel) Kearse, Ruby Gray, Lynn Rabb (Larry) Clerk of Detroit, MI, Linda Rabb, DeArmond Gray,
Bernard (Josephine) Scales, Robert (Deceased) (Dr. Manderline) Scales, Mamie White, a sister-in-law and Woodrow Rabb, Sr., a son-in-law; cousins of Lancaster, SC are John Waiters and Evelyn
She considered as grandchildren, Tammie Collins, Madison Rabb, Porsche’ Jones, Albert Scales (Phyllis), Misha Scales, Shirley Gray, Veronica Gray, Patrick Michael, Tyshia Gray, Evander
(Michelle) Gray of Atlanta, GA, Terron Rabb, David Rabb (Celestine),David McCorkle, Airmaie Rabb, Patria Rabb, Caniya Rabb, Woodrow Rabb, Jr., Cheryl (Samuel) McIwain, Linda Scales, Francena
Hawkins, Bernard Scales, Jr. (Gloria), Elijah Scales (Gloria), Bernard Scales, III, Jasmine Clyburn, Antonio Bennett, Beverly Kearse of Atlanta, GA, Brenda Kearse of Durham, NC, Terry Kearse,
Emmanuel Walters and Cory Walters; god-daughter, Gloria Lowery and longtime friends, Belle Sims and Delores Walker.
The homegoing ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 2:00 PM from the St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Reverend Donald Jenkins officiating. The final resting place will
be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. The family visitation will be from 1:30 until 2:00 PM on Thursday at the Church.