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Gladys Louise Mason

May 23, 1953 — March 13, 2024

Fort Meade

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Gladys Louise Mason, daughter of the late Margaret Brannock Molock and the late Norman Brannock, was born on May 23, 1953 in Cambridge, Maryland.  Gladys departed this life and entered eternal rest on March 13, 2024.

Gladys was educated in the Dorchester County Public School System.   She graduated from Cambridge Senior High School with the Class of 1971.  Gladys participated in the high school Color Guard and played basketball.   After High School, Gladys worked at the Cambridge Hospital as a Nursing Assistant in the maternity ward.

Christian Service: Gladys gave herself to the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age. Her dedication led her to serve in her home church, Waters Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME). During her military career she attended chapel regularly and served as an usher. After retiring from the military Gladys joined Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Hahira, Georgia. She served the Lord in several different offices. 

 Military Career: Gladys joined the US Air Force in June of 1980. She attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In August of 1980 Airman Lee completed the Electric Power Production Apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  Her first duty assignment was to Torrejon Air Base in Spain from 1980 to 1982.  Gladys was assigned to Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas from 1982 to 1984.  She crossed trained to Substance Abuse Counselor in 1985.  From 1985 to 1994, Gladys was assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina; and Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.  Her final assignment was to the 347th Medical Operations Squadron in 1995.  She held several positions and ranks in the Mental Health Clinic.  As the only certified substance abuse counselor at Moody, she assumed clinical responsibility for all clients involved in the substance abuse program, as well as for training and oversight of a counselor preparing for certification.   Her innovation and resourcefulness led to the development of a standardized form to obtain substance abuse histories during initial interviews, reducing the time involved by 50 percent.   In July 2003, she retired after 23 years, 1 month and 7 days of service.  During the course of her career, she earned the following decorations:  Air Force Achievement Medal (2-OLC); Air Force Commendation Medal (3-OLC); NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon (1-OLC); Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon (1-OLC); National Defense Service Medal (1-Service Star); Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Longevity Service Award (4-OLC); Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon/Rifle; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2-OLC); Air Force Good Conduct Medal (1 Silver OLC).

Romantic Life: Gladys Lee and Randall were introduced by a friend and co-worker Lisa Edwards. They spoke over the phone several times. Gladys met her future groom for the first time in August of 2000 at the Gospel Worship Service at Moody AFB, GA. Gladys was on duty as an usher. Randall was wowed by her warm reception and beauty. He began his pursuit of her affection immediately. They attended Church at Moody AFB Chapel and several social events together while getting to know one another deeply. He asked for her hand in marriage in August of 2001 and they married on 20 April 2002.

Family: Gladys will always be remembered by her family and friends for her kind and giving spirit. She treasured her time visiting with all of her family. Gladys affectionately referred to her family as the limbs on her tree. She was very excited about her move from Georgia to Maryland where she was closer to her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, and cherished the time she spent with her newest limbs, great-granddaughters, Rayn and Luna.  

Gladys was preceded in death by her sister Doris Mayo Holeman.  She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her loss, her husband Randall Mason, one daughter Gina Lee-Halford (Kevin) of Jessup, Maryland; one grandson, Ryan Lee of Odenton, Maryland; two great-granddaughters, Rayn and Luna Lee; four sisters, Mary Collins (Douglas) of Columbia, North Carolina; Vendoria Cozart (Rodney) of Carson, California; Eloise Molock of Washington, DC and Margaret Molock of Dundalk, Maryland; one brother Gregory Molock, Sr. (Fredericka) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; mother-in-law Edith Mason of Atlanta, Georgia; one niece Monikia Mason of Atlanta, Georgia; one cousin Martha Armstrong of Nashville, Arkansas and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

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1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032

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