Paula Flattum Mason

Published 8:34 am Sunday, March 17, 2019

Virginia Beach – My “Momma,” Paula Flattum Mason, passed peacefully, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 with her daughter and dear friend, Mrs. June Twiford by her side.

A celebration luncheon of my mother’s life, grace and gratitude will be held at Coinjock Marina Restaurant, Coinjock on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Casual dress and the pleasure of your company via email or call Coinjock Marina Restaurant by Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Paula, formerly from Coinjock, was born to Kathleen Aydlett Flattum and Paul W. Flattum and the eldest granddaughter to Allie Hampton Aydlett and John Norris Aydlett of Aydlett.

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Paula graduated 1958 from WT Griggs School, Poplar Branch, and attended Keys Business School, Raleigh, and Atlantic Christian, Wilson. Paula, as a young newly single mother, had a career in cosmetics with Loreal and Estee Lauder. Upon her marriage to Sam, Mother and Sam enjoyed the pleasures of brown labs, flower gardening, Ocracoke and world travels. My mother’s heart was golden, she never knew a stranger and she never knew a homeless “critter.” My mother was well known for her compliments to others, to her all was beautiful on this earth!

Paula is survived by her daughter, Cathy Gay Lopez and Steve Doxey of Suffolk, Va.; brothers and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Flattum of Powells Point, Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Flattum of Staunton, Va.; and her sister and brother in law, Allie Flattum Grandy and Colin Grandy Jr. Grandy. Paula was blessed with many beautiful nieces, nephew and cousins along with her pup, Remi II.

Thank you to Georgian Manor, Memory Lane and their wonderful caregiving of my mother. Thank you to our family and our dear friends for their endless support. Special thank you to Mr. Earnest Gregory and family for their tender care, respect and friendship to my mother.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.