Barbara Anne Mason

December 13, 1959 ~ October 11, 2023

Barbara Anne Mason, 63, of Sulphur, La., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 11, 2023, at a local hospital.  Barbara was born December 13, 1959, to Bobby and Jean Fortenberry.  On June 3, 2002, she married Butch Mason and they spent 21 wonderful years together.

Barbara was born and raised in Sulphur, La.  She loved raising and tending to her garden.  She loved agriculture and spending time with all kinds of animals.  When she wasn’t outdoors with her animals or taking care of her garden, she was indoors cooking one of her family’s favorite meals or being creative with her crafting.  Barbara loved the holidays and spending time with her family.  She owned a day care and was known as Nanny and loved and cared for many children for several years.  Barbara touched many people and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tommy “Butch” Mason; daughter, Ashley Dufresne (Matt); son, Jeremy Gibbons (Rachel), son, Derek Mason (Amanda); daughter, Devon Mitchell (Jason); sisters, Karen Henderson (John), Wyolene Davis of Ruston, La., brother, Robin Fortenberry of Ruston La.;  grandchildren, Sam Castro, Andrew Castro, Brady Mitchell, Reese Dufresne, Lillian Dufresne, McKynlee Bertrand, Aubrey Mason, Addyson Mason, Alyssa Mason, and Avary Mason; Several grand-pets.  Nieces, Kristy Folse (Chad), and Katy Wescott (Bobby), and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Jean Fortenberry.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of LCMH, specifically Dr. Lugo and Dr. Courville, Kaitlyn, Katie, Hailey, and Megan.

A Memorial Service will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur, La., Father Michael Beverung will officiate.  There will be a Rosary at 8:30 AM, Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara and I were friends for many years. We haven't spoke in few years, but I still thought of her from time to time.
    I know she will be missed by many. I will be praying for all.

  2. She always made sure to keep in touch when we visited. We are very sorry for the family’s loss. Prayers for the family 

  3. Jeremy and Ashley, y’all are in my prayers. Barbara was a very good friend when our kids were little. I connected with her right away when I first met her….she was always easy going and comfortable to be around. I will always keep her in my heart. 

  4. Ashley and Jeremy and definitely Mr Butch I am so very sorry please know that I loved Mrs Barbara very much she welcomed me right into your family with open arms and was there for me at the worst time of my life when Blake passed she just jumped in and was so strong with dealing with a crisis and keeping things under control ya know at least she seemed to have most of all of the right answers later I figured out she was pulling them out of her butt and crossing fingers as fast as she could but you had to respect that confidence she faked so well lol. We laughed about it later… She loved big, lived with love and God and was about her family and I know that I sure am blessed to have called her my family but I do know one thing that that awesome love she had will never die because we all carry a piece of her in our hearts always. God Bless and my heart hurts for your until. Much love Tracy Dufresne

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