Radiena Marie Mason, completed her earthly assignment on Friday February 18, 2022, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Radiena, sent as a beacon of light, was born to Augustine Nicholson Dorris and Raymond Mason on Dec. 31, 1970.
A dedicated Christian, she accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. This faith never waivered in her adult years as she was dedicated and again baptized at Destiny Christian Center under the pastoral care of Pastor Steve O. Allen.
A native of Reserve, LA, she was educated in the St. John the Baptist school system and was a graduate of East St. John High School, Class of 1988. While receiving her education, Radiena also enjoyed performing with the Leon Godchaux Jr. High Dancing Dolls and the ESJH Sugaretes. Always the kind and spirited soul, Radiena enjoyed spending quality time with her family, friends, and classmates.
A lover of fashion and modeling, she later attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Los Angeles, CA. while working at Wet Seal, where she was asked to also be the company’s model.
As once a resident of California, she enjoyed walking and playing in the Pacific Ocean and also the occasional snow, even when it caused her to slide on her backside, she enjoyed every waking moment of it. Radiena enjoyed life. Later, as a resident of Irving, TX, she was employed by Strayer University in Dallas, TX where she was the Associate Manager of the Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Oklahoma City campuses.
More than anything, Radiena enjoyed being loved by, and loving mother to her pride, Tahj Arinze, her greatest accomplishment. Tahj, you are eternally loved.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents; Lucy Alexander Nicholson and Austin Nicholson, Henrietta Green and Pierre Mason. She leaves to cherish her many wonderful memories and her loving, kind spirit her son, Tajh Arinze; mother, Augustine N. Dorris; father, Raymond Mason; Raydell Mason (Taquana), Kwanza Jones (Morris, III), Quinnell Jones, Sr., Dayna Mason James (Chadwick, Sr.), Damon Mason (Tanya), and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, Pastors, Officers and Members of Bethlehem Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the funeral service on March 5, 2022, 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 104 E. 2oth Street, Reserve, LA 70084. Rev. Forell Bering, Pastor-Officiant. In accordance with the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 all in attendance must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Visitation at the above-named church 8:00 a.m. until service time. Interment St. Peter Cemetery. Final Arrangement entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, LaPlace, LA 70068. For information 985-359-1919. “Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission.”
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