Death Announcement of Mr. Patrick “Benjie” Mason formerly of Castle Bruce, Dominica who resided in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands and Chesapeake, Virginia.

Patrick “Benjie” Mason

Sunrise: June 16, 1954

Sunset: February 8, 2024

A Well-Known Heavy Equipment Operator throughout the Caribbean has died at 69.

It is with great sadness, that we announce the death of a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, Mr. Patrick “Benjie” Mason formerly of Castle Bruce, Dominica who resided in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands and Chesapeake, Virginia. Benjie was a well-known Heavy Equipment operator who operated the Caterpillar and Backhoe in numerous Caribbean Islands including Dominica, St. Thomas, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Croix, St. Maarten, and many other islands.

He passed away at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (Chesapeake, Virginia), on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 69.

He is survived by his

Wife: Martina Mason (St. Thomas)

Father: Bernard Mason (UK)

Daughter: Hildreth “Hilly” Mason-Leon (USA)

Sons: Patrick Mason Jr. (USA) and Heavin Mason (USA)

Daughters-in-Law: Nichole Mason (USA) and Jill Mason (USA)

Son-in-Law: Darrell Leon (USA)

Grandchildren: Colbert Graham Jr, Shammia Lindsay-Holliday, Caseera Graham, Patrick Greene Jr. (JJ), Darnell Leon, Heavin Mason Jr, Ezra Mason, Athena Mason, Gabriel Mason

Great Grandchildren: Jaiden Bedward, Jacquez Bedward, Colin Graham, Khaza Lindsay-Holliday

God Child: Hannel Jackson

Sisters: Marie Shillingford (Christine/USA) (Albert Shillingford), Joyce Nau (Gabriel Nau) (USA), Tracey Mason (UK), Jennifer Mason (UK), Beverly Mason (UK)

Brothers: Cuthbert Vigilant (USA), Joshua Vigilant (Gloreen Vigilant) (USA), Paul Mason (USA), Peter Mason (Dominica), Julian Mason (Antigua)

Uncles: Conrad Prevost, George Prevost, Paul Prevost

Grand Aunts: Diana Mason, Rose Mason-Blaize, Avelline Mason

Grand Uncle: Stan Mason

Nieces: Samantha Vigilant-Moore, Chantal Shillingford-Horton, Christal Vega, Courtney Nau, Chae Shillingford

Nephew: Jamaal Vigilant

Cousins: Francis Valmond, Odeler Valmond, Augustus Valmond, Alberta Valmond, Edith Valmond, Martin Edwards, Abraham Edwards, Melba Prevost, Paul Prevost Jr, Hugh “Hodge” Edwards, Pedro Barrington Edwards, Julia Edwards, Alston Mason, McMillan Mason

Other Nieces, Nephews, Sisters, and Brothers

Michael Gachette (United Kingdom), Casimir Seraphin (Miami, FL), Conrad Seraphin (St. Thomas), Peter Joe Nicholas (Dominica) 

Martha Baron (Dominica), Florence Jeanne-Rose (Dominica)

Heliare Amour, Obeh Canateu, Peter Tavenier, Nelson Tavernier, Sherman Tavernier, Phillip Tavernier, Heavin Mason, Vincent John-Lewis, Randy Seraphin, David Seraphin, John Seraphin, Jermaine Seraphin, Justin Damier

Monica Paul, Veronica Tavernier-Barclay, Beatrice Seraphin, Jillian Seraphin, Cherry Seraphin, Belinda Seraphin, Irene John-Lewis, Mary John-Lewis, Regine Seraphin, Eliane Bulver, Angela Bulver, Natasha Jeanne-Rose, Julia John-Lewis, Joycelin Seraphin, Christelle Seraphin, Orisa Seraphin, Alyss Seraphin, Ashuna, and Ashunte Alexander

Close Family & Friends: Apostle Estrada and Family, Pastor Bernabe & Family, Loreen Bannis-Roberts & Family, Pastor John Jno-Finn & Family, Valerie Thomas and Family, Bro John and Sister Charmaine John, Audrey Smith & Family, Jemma Alphonse and Family, Yvonne Richardson-Joseph & Family, Pastor Kent Wiltshire & Family, Bro Marcellus & Teacher Merle St. Louis, Sister Edith St.Louis, and Family, Sister Isaline Jackson and Family, Brother Rudette James & Family, Jossette & Reggie Graham & Family, Hyacinth “Nurse Thomas” Thomas & Family, Bilhah Sanderson-Cornelius & Family, Mr. Cyprien Vigilant & Family, Jose Lima, Michael, Boogie.  Also, the Prevost, Bannis, Baptiste, Mason, Seraphin, Tavernier, Jno-Finn Family of Castle Bruce and Soufriere, Dominica.

Other family and friends are too numerous to mention.

Special Recognition: To the physicians and staff of Sentara Leigh Hospital, Vidant ECU Medical Center (Greenville, North Carolina), Sentara Norfolk General Heart Hospital (Norfolk, VA), Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (ICU, Neurology, Medical-Surgical, Emergency Department), DaVita Great Bridge Chesapeake, Virginia, Chesapeake Comfort Home Health, Harmony Cares Medical Group, Transformation Life Center (Apostle Jimell Roberts (Virginia), Hilly Leon Ministries (Apostle Hilly. M. Leon, Virginia), Kingdom Life International Christian Center (Apostle Estrada, Pastor Kenneth Estrada, and Pastor Bernabe Joseph), FastTrack EMS (Virginia)

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Services (Portsmouth, Virginia) and Turnbull Funeral Services (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands).

Public Viewing on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Celebration of Life Service
Kingdom Life International Christian Center
15-17 John Donkoe
St. Thomas, USVI

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9 am Viewing, Service at 10 am

Interment: Western Cemetery

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