Miriam M. Mason, 64, counselor at Hickey School

October 02, 2004

Miriam M. Mason, a former counselor at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County and a foster parent, died Sept. 25 of undetermined causes at Mercy Medical Center. She was 64.

She was born Miriam Marlene Stokes in Baltimore and was raised on East Madison Street. She was a 1957 graduate of Dunbar High School and attended Coppin State College and Sojourner-Douglass College.

Mrs. Mason had been a production line worker at General Motors Corp.'s Broening Highway plant, Continental Can Co., Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

She had worked for about a decade at the Hickey School before retiring in 1993 on a medical disability.

In 1983, she married Charles M. Mason, a social worker, whom she had known since they attended kindergarten together. The couple raised a foster daughter, family members said.

Mrs. Mason enjoyed traveling, loved dogs and worked as a volunteer with her community association.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mason is survived by two stepdaughters, Rita Mason-Lucas of Richmond, Va., and Kim Coleman of Baltimore; a foster daughter, Latawsha Phillips of Baltimore; her father, William E. Stokes of Baltimore; her mother, Miriam L. Stokes of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Susan Lucretia Stokes, died shortly after childbirth.

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