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Danny L. Mason Sr.

danny mason

November 12, 1948 ~ April 14, 2023

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Danny l. Mason, Sr., born November 12, 1948. Parents were Joley G. Mason, Sr., and Lenora Mason in San Antonio, Texas.

Growing up Danny had a passion for dogs and got a dog name Patsy. Danny’s love for dogs continued as he grew up. He also love tending to the cows at his parent ranch. His parents would take him and his brother and their kids to the ranch all the time. Danny also road horses for fun over by Joe Louis Street and played baseball on the corner of Foster and East Houston back in the day.

Danny attended Dunbar JHS, Brackenridge HS, St. Phillips Junior College and Texas State University. Danny was drafted into the Army (Big Red One, 1st Infantry) and served in the Navy Reserves before graduating from Texas State University. While at St. Phillips Danny sung with the Walker Ford gospel singers under the directions of Oscar Ford, who is currently a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Danny had a beautiful deep voice and could play the trumpet too. In college Danny was also active in the Black Student Union. In those day (60s) segregation and the Jim Crow Law was prevalent in the South and all over the US.

After the college days and serving in the US Army Navy Reserves, Danny had several jobs, some of which were, Turbine, CPS and landed a good job with Fort Sam as an electrician and Kelly AFB as an electrical foreman. Afterwards, he work for the Housing Authority then later retired.

Danny worked hard and played even harder. If he wasn’t at his favorite spot, Tuckers’, then you could find him in the country tending to the ranch. He loved to tend to the cows then lay down on the back of his truck and look at the stars gleaming in the sky.

Intentionally left blank……this part of his life YOU who knew Danny can put in your own memories about Danny….have fun.!!

Then he met his current wife, Paulette. Ironically they (Danny and Paulette) met on May 5th, many years ago and, this is the same day of Danny’s Home Going. After dating for almost twenty years, Danny and Paulette decided to marry in February of 2002. They both had two children from a previous relationship. Danny Jr. and Danielle (Danny side) and Jamar and Candace (Paulette’ side). Danny and Paulette have one son together, Joseph Mason.

Danny was a very sociable, lovable, handsome, intelligent and a disciplinary person and, “Paulette loved all of him, the good and the bad, no matter what the people said about him.” “Danny and Paulette had forty something wonderful years of dating and in marriage.”

In June of 2016, Danny became sick and fought through heart surgery and many other illnesses throughout the last seven and 1/2 years. The Lord called Danny home on April 14, 2023..Danny finished the race, no more pain, no more suffering and no more crying, may your Soul rest in peace until we meet again. We love you and will truly, truly miss you. Amen!


Visitation: May 4, 2023 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: May 5, 2023 12:00 pm

Resurrection Baptist Church
1002 Live Oak Rd.
Schertz, TX United States


Cemetery: May 5, 2023 2:15 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImagePlease receive our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband. May God fill the void that he has left in your life. We are praying for you

    Your Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Family
    Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Kemp, SENIOR PASTOR

  2. CandleImageTo my brother-in-law’s family,
    My heart is filled with sorrow and sadness at the loss of our beloved Danny. I pray for God to fill your hearts with His Peace and Comfort during this difficult time.
    Love to you all💖

  3. To the family, God doesn’t make mistakes, his will will be done. Remember the Lord will make a way out of noway. Trust in him. Danny, I’ll miss the friendly arguments we had about who had the biggest head. I admit mine is bigger. Rest in Peace 🙏

  4. Your smile and good humor will be missed. Prayers for the family!

    Joyce Elaine Crayton Cheeves

  5. Ours prayers are with the Mason’s family during these difficult times. I recall stopping by the Mason’s homestead on Delgado St. to collect Mrs. Mason insurance premium. I was just recently married, I would always leave with a grocery bag filled with fresh vegetable and farm eggs. My God bless the Mason’s family.
    James T.& Charlotte Mulkey

  6. On behalf of the Berrys of Duncanville Tx (Lillie and Michael Berry) We want to express our condolences to the family of Dann Mason–our friend and classmate. I remember the many times on my visits to SA that upon seeing Danny it became like old times–He was a stand up guy and respected friend. He was always kind and nice to me (Michael Berry)

  7. I knew Danny as a neighbor and friend as we lived a few doors away from each other when I was a District 2 City Councilman. He was a supporter and always had a great smile and always a humorous comment. We fought bad neighbors together. I will miss him and wish his great wife, Paulette and family my heartfelt sorrow, but I am sure I will see him again.

  8. I grew up with Danny and Family. We lived on the same street.. Danny was a close friend. He was always a happy person. Danny will be missed. Paulette and family, you have our heartfelt sorrow. Danny will be missed. I remember when he was Security guard at New Covenant Bapyist Church. I’m sure we will meet again.

  9. Danny was my step dad long ago taught me a lot when he was here even as I got older and seen him. He had an encouraging word for me. He will be greatly missed my condolences to the family. Keep your head up know that I’ll be praying for you.

  10. Just a note to convey my prayers, and condolence to the family of my friend… “Danny-Boy.” I shall forever remember his humor, and loyalty to friends. A real competitor on a football field, YET, a kindred kindness for all, masked behind, a facade of toughness.

    Rest well Mr. Mason… I’ll see you in the morning. I remain Respectfully Yours…. Ju

  11. Danny , my “BiG Cousin” (like Joley Jr) where always engaging and inspirational through out my life . The conversations shared and wisdom gained through their insight, was “priceless “ growing up “ , and was surely in my adult life . Much Luv family, for we know his Savior lives !

  12. My deepest condolences to Paulette and all his family. We were neighbors and Danny was always very kind and nice. He always had good talks with my husband Eddie and his children were always very respectful and polite. Rest in paradise Danny and say hi to Eddie.

  13. CandleImageWe already miss you so much. We pray for peace. We pray for rest. We are so thankful for the time we spent together.

  14. CandleImageI’ve known you all my life, that you have returned to the earth will hurt for a lifetime but I will see you again. You and Gigi, Granddad, Grandma, and Dad.

    Sucky Ducky (qwack, qwack). Rest in peace ole skool.

  15. To the Mason Family, our prayers are with you during these difficult times, but remember Danny smile is now even bigger. Danny, we will miss that smile and laugher.

    WD and Sherri Mulkey

  16. CandleImageI’ve known you all my life, that you have returned back to the earth will hurt forever. I will see you, Gigi, Grandpa, Grandma, and Dad again.

    Shucky Ducky (quack quack) test in peace ole school!

  17. CandleImageDear Mason Family,
    I am extending sincerest condolences to you at this time.
    Danny was a childhood friend and classmate.

    There are things death cannot touch, and one is the love he had for his family.

    Lifting you up in prayer,
    Arneca Richardson Green

  18. Paula and family,

    May you all find comfort and strength in the warmth and caring of friends and family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult.

  19. CandleImageMy condolence to you and your family. I pray that Jesus wraps his arms around you and your family during your time of bereavement. Give you and the family the strength you need to make it through this difficult time.

    You guys will always be in my prayer.

    Mellisa White

  20. Paulette (Sis) and the entire Mason Family,
    You have my deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies for the loss of Danny, (whom I always referred to as brother). I share with you in your sorrows. I am deeply saddened. I will remember many good times shared with Paulette, Danny and I at all the Jazz Festivals, MLK walks, having cookouts, and other fun times we just sat around and bonded as family. I will miss Danny immensely but he always will be forever in my head and deep in my heart. Love you Brother. Until I see you again.

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