Angelo Antonio Mason, Sr. (Anlo) was the oldest and only son of Ulysses Mason (deceased) and Betty Jean Mason. He was born at Grady Hospital on March 14, 1960. He transitioned into rest on May 14, 2020.
He was currently married to Valerie Garrett Mason (married April 3, 1990).
He has three children: Angel Jackson (Donta Jackson), Angelo Mason Jr., and Arkelia Mason; three sisters: Tracey Mason (Willie Irwin), Kim Banks, and Bridgett Mason Harrell (Travis Harrell); four grandchildren, Jekilah Mason, Nicole Mason, A’zeani Mason, and Autumn Lewis- Ward; five nephews, Artrace Cain, Arthur Mason, Roderick Rice, Darryl Farley (Aleke Farley), and Isaiah Adams; three nieces, Melody Mason, Bridgette Poole, and Macie Harrell; three great-nieces, seven great-nephews; and childhood friends, Charles Daniels, Pork Chop, Jean (Headbo), Henry Hall, and Leonard Green.
He graduated from Smith High School in 1978 and attended Barbizon Modeling School. He was a retired laborer, having worked at Capital Materials, Inc., for over 20 years.
He loved taking pictures of his family and friends. Also a talented artist, he could draw everything, but drawing beautiful pictures of women was his favorite. Although he could not drive, he loved collecting cars. His passion for collecting cars started as a child. His favorite size car to collect was the 1/18 scale. Everyone who knew him bought him cars for his birthday, Father’s Day, and Christmas. He made a museum of nearly a thousand cars in his house. You could look at the cars, but you could not touch them.
His favorite singers were Prince and Sade.
He possessed the godly gifts of love, generosity, and kindness. He helped everyone in need. He allowed many people who were down on their luck to live with him. He gave food to his neighbors in need. He loved his children. He wanted the world to stop and recognize his kids. He always said God gave him two angels, his mother and his sister, Bridgett. His mother and sister, Bridgett, spoiled him. He always said he knew his mother and Bridgett loved him.
He loved his nephews, Darryl, Artrace, and Arthur, as if they were his sons. They were always there for him up to his death. He could call them at any time, and they would be there for him. He did not believe in gossiping. If you tried to gossip with him, he would say, “I don’t talk about people.” He made sure he always recognized people. He never ended a phone call without saying he loved you. He was very respectful.
His favorite words were “swamp” and “snakes on the plane”. His favorite food was pizza (Mellow Mushroom).
He had several nicknames, including Lo and Lowster, but Anlo was the nickname he got as a young child, and this is the name that everybody called him, He loved to make people laugh and have a good time. He loved to dance, and his mother thought he was the best dancer. His background and upbringing came from the Mechanicsville Community.
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