Jerald Mason

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Jerald Mason
Jerald Mason

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Jerald Mason

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Jerald Mason

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Residing In Las Vegas, NV USA
Spouse/Partner Margurite Jean Mason
Homepage https://www.facebook.com/
Occupation Retired Senior Building Inspector and Pastor, Vegas View Church Of God In Christ
Children Gerald J Mason II born 1970; Marcus J Mason born 1972; Marketta J (Mason) Kelley born 1980
Military Service Army  
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My PARENTS, LJ. AND LULA MASON, MOVED to Las Vegas in early 1941.They migrated west
from a sharecropping plantation in northern Louisiana by way of McNary, Arizona.
They, like other families, they came to Las Vegas looking for a better way of life for themselves and their
Families. I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 29, 1946 at the old Las Vegas Hospital.


Our family was made up of four boys and three girls, and our parents, of course. My eldest brother and sister, James C. Mason and Mae Virginia Mason-Strong were the child-parents for us five younger children: Leonard Thomas-(Nick name, Plucome), Sylvester Thomas- (Nick name, Alley Cat), Annie Pearl-( Nick name, Fannie Head), me, and the youngest sister, Mary Elizabeth. It was my eldest brother and sister's responsibility James and Mae V to make sure the breakfast was cooked and served each morning, and that we were dressed for school or church in the mornings. They were the ones who helped with homework from school, prepared lunches and dinner. When our mother and Dad had other responsibilities or activities, they played table games with us. Most of us kids learned how to add and subtract by playing dominoes and other card games with our dad. In the winter months on the weekends, he would take at least one of his sons along with other uncles, cousins, and friends to hunt jack rabbits in the desert surrounding Las Vegas or in southern Utah farm area.

My grandparents bought two plots of land: one on the corner of D Street and Adams Avenue, and the other across the street at 408 Adams Avenue. Our house on the corner of D Street and Adams Avenue was a converted barrack from Nellis Air Force Base. All nine of us lived in that two-bedroom.
converted barrack with great joy, peace, and unity.

Our family was very much a church centered group of people who required us to attend the neighborhood Pentecostal church. Until graduating from High School I went because it was required. I was converted just after graduating. Thank you Lord! We attended the Cox Upper Room Church of God In Christ (COGIC) located at 1117 F Street where my grandparents were officials of the church. My granddad, Fred Mason, was a deacon and trustee board member; my grandmother, Matildia E. Mason, was the first church mother. My aunts, Stella Mae Mason-Parson and Nancy Lee Mason-Pleasants, married men who became pastors in the COGIC in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada respectively. My Aunt Stella's husband, Claude Parson, was a school teacher and administrator for the Clark County School District. He founded and pastored the Vegas View COGIC. At his death in 1998, I was appointed to the pastorate of the church.

My family: foundation for a future life came from the learning experience at Westside School Elementary, Madison Elementary, Roy Martin Jr High School, Las Vegas High School, NSU (NOW UNLV) CSN, and Charles Harrison Mason Bible College. I was the only son to serve in the military I was drafted in May of 1966. My military training was at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. After serving two years (1966-1968) eighteen months in the US Army in Erlangen, Germany as a Medical Specialist I came back to Las Vegas and began my first occupation in the construction industry as one of the first of three black ironworkers in the county. After working in that occupation for twenty-five years, I went back to school to become a certified residential building inspector with Clark County. In 1997, I became the first black certified. ICBO (International Council of Building Officials) combination residential building inspector with Clark County.

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Janice Happy Birthday , I know it was great for you..... be blessed!!!!

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Happy Birthday and be blessed Arne, enjoy your day!!

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Well it is official now Jerald J Mason will attend the 2017 class reunion, he just completed his registration. Now to become LVHS AA member for 2017-2018... Jill l will see what others say ... Maybe this year I can make to the night before dinner for the '65 class.

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Happy Birthday have a wonderful day!

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If you are not occupied come on by, thank you fellow classmates who have contributed to this work I have been assigned to do in these challenging times!

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Claire Happy Birthday hope you have enjoyed your special day. God's richest blessing be yours!

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Happy Birthday Maureen, be blessed by God!!

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Happy Birthday Nancy, be Blessed by God!

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Happy Birthday Pam, Be Blessed enjoy your day.

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How in the world did I let this one go by??? Hey this is number 71, 34 days before me. I know you had a great day yesterday. I am praying for you and yours, God's blessing would continually overflow in your life!!!

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