December 2, 1950 - September 11, 2021
Mason Orr, Jr., 70. of Conyers, GA, passed away on September 11, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 3PM here at our Rockdale Chapel. Please express your condolences here on our website. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. ROCKDALE CHAPEL 1999 Hwy 138 SE Conyers, Ga. 30013 (770)285-6673. Mason Orr, Jr. was born at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 2, 1950, to the late Mason and Julia F. Orr. Mason was the 5th child of seven children. He was nicknamed, “Big Dude”. Mason confessed Christ at an early age. During his childhood years, he joined and attended Antioch AME Church. Mason attended Beacon Elementary and Trinity High School in the City Schools of Decatur until the 11th grade. While at Trinity, he played on Trinity High School’s 1965 State Championship football team. He and the other members of the 1965 State Championship Team did not receive their Championship rings until August of 2013. In 1968, Trinity High School merged with Decatur High School. Mason graduated from Decatur High School in 1968 and continued his education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Mason received his Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science and History from Mercer University in 1972. During his freshman year at Mercer, Mason met another Mercer freshman, Shirley Jones. The two college sweethearts became inseparable. Following their graduation, Mason and Shirley were married on August 26, 1972. To this union of forty-nine years was born a son, Mason Orr, III. After working in various positions, including manager, press operator, and Conversion Specialist, Mason discovered his love for computers. He enrolled in DeKalb Technical School and in 1986 graduated from their Data Processing Program. Following graduation, he was employed by DeKalb College, now known as Georgia Perimeter College, as a Programmer, System Analyst, and Senior System Support Specialist. Mason was a devoted, loyal, and dependable family member and friend. He was always ready to help in any way he could, to include sharing his home and other resources with relatives and friends. A lover of all types of gadgets, Mason purchased items that were advertised in books, on the computer, and television to share with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing the lottery, because, as he said, by doing so, he was helping to fund the education of Pre-K and College Students. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Mason was called home to eternal rest. In addition to his wife, Shirley Jones Orr, he leaves to mourn his passing one son, Mason (Molly) Orr, III, of Monroe, Georgia; two granddaughters, Madison Rean Orr of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and Makayla Orr of Monroe, Georgia; great granddaughter, Kylee Herrin of Lawrenceville, Georgia; a sister, Eloise Marie McCray of Lawrenceville, Georgia; three brothers, Willie Frank Orr of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Samuel (Jean) Orr of Stonecrest, Georgia; and Bobby Orr of Conyers, Georgia; three nieces, Kimberly McCray of Decatur, Georgia; Tiffiny McCray of Atlanta, Georgia; and Cynthia Orr of Trenton, New Jersey; two nephews, Samuel D. Orr of Decatur, Georgia; and Brent Jones of Decatur, Georgia; a great niece, Christen Orr of Riverdale, Georgia; mother-in -law, Willie M. Jones of Columbus, Georgia; sister-in- law, Triss “Pat” Jones of Columbus, Georgia; two brothers-in-law, Otis Jones of Burke, Virginia; Derrick Jones of Atlanta, Georgia; God son, Alvin Le’Nard Harris of Atlanta, Georgia; Special lifetime friends, Alvin and Rosalyn Harris of Decatur, Georgia; and other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mason Orr, Jr., 70. of Conyers, GA, passed away on September 11, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 3PM here at our Rockdale Chapel. Please express your condolences here on our website. Gregory B. Levett &... View Obituary & Service Information
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