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Patricia H. Mason

December 27, 1944 — February 19, 2024


Patricia H. (Patsy) Mason, 79, of Charleston, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones on February 19th, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Patsy was born in Charleston to Battalion Fire Chief Clarence R. Hooper and life long quilter Edith Y. Hooper. She is survived by her two brothers, Ralph Hooper (Jacqueline), Donnie Hooper (Susie), and special cousin Becky Swartzel. Patsy also leaves behind her two children Lieutenant Colonel (R) James Edward Brownlee Jr. (Crystal) and Melinda B. Murray.

She had a wonderful 25 year long career working at the Medical University of South Carolina. While there she would tell you she is most fond of her time spent working with Dr. Langdon Hartsock. While working together she developed a life long friendship with him, his wife Charlotte and their boys. 

Her family and friends will always remember her for her strong spirit and enduring love for both family and friends. 

Her family finds peace in knowing she is reunited in heaven with the love of her life, Vernon Mason.

While she loved her husband - her greatest joy was affectionately answering to the call of "Grandma" and/or "Nana". Of all the titles she held, the one she treasured most was being the grandmother to her five grandchildren: Emma Caroline Gerard (Timothy Joseph Jr.), James Edward (Trey) Brownlee III, Emmitt Allen Murray, Derek Kilpatrick, and Kailey Romero (Tony) - and her nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1pm Saturday the 24th, at Live Oaks Memorial Gardens; family and friends are welcome. 

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