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Mavis Andrea Pigott

December 7, 1953 — September 14, 2019

Mavis Andrea Mason - Pigott passed away Saturday September 14, 2019 at her residence. 

Mavis Andrea Mason-Pigott was born on December 7, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie T. (deceased) and Stella C. Mason (deceased) and raised with four brothers: Eddie Jr. (deceased), Larry (deceased), and Gregory Sr. (deceased). Andrea, or “Dre,” as she was affectionately known, attended the elementary school of and grew up in the Douglass Park Community of Portsmouth, VA. Andrea then attended Waters Middle School, and in 1972, graduated from I.C. Norcom High School.

Following high school, she enrolled in Norfolk State College and earned her Registered Nurse professional licensing. As a RN, she worked for hospitals and medical agencies, specializing in obstetrics and dialysis, across the US.

During her career, Andrea met her life partner and husband, Willie James Pigott. They met in 1990, married in 1994, and celebrated life together until Willie passed away in 2009. Thereafter, Andrea continued to be dedicated to the Mason and Pigott families, church community, and friends. She also provided support to many in her neighborhood.

Mavis A. Mason-Pigott, “Andrea,” is the mother of Leslie Andrea Mason, Diana Pigott, and Vincent Pigott. She is also survived by nieces Laverne Bryant, Damita Mason-Gore, and Denise Wilson; nephews Darius Mason and Gregory Mason, Jr.; best friend Bea Hunter, stepfamily Derek, Nicole, BJ and Andre Pigott; and family and friends of Philadelphia, PA, Dover, Delaware, DE, and Hampton Roads.


The Mason-Pigott Family would like to thank the First Emmanuel Baptist Church Family for embracing our loved one. We also thank the many friends and neighbors of The Commons of Chesapeake.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the First Emmanuel Baptist Church.

First Emmanuel Baptist Church

1108 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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