Remembering Victoria “Tory” Denise Mason
Born on May 31, 1964, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky,
Victoria “Tory” Denise Mason was one of five children born to Eddie and Fredda Mason.
Tory was raised and lived the majority of her life in Washington State. In 1983 Tory married Martin Shoecraft, Sr and relocated to Washington, DC. While living in DC Tory gave birth to her only child, Martin Charles (Chuckie, as he was called growing up) Shoecraft, Jr. Eventually, they would relocate to San Diego, California where they would live for a number of years before she and Chuckie returned to the Pacific Northwest.
While in San Diego Tory became a licensed Stockbroker and held Series 6, 7, 9, and 11 licenses. Tory would further expand her knowledge base and became a licensed Insurance Broker and held a number of product line insurance licenses, as well. Once she returned to Washington State she operated her own company, “Mason Financial Services,” as well as a tax preparer for Jackson Hewitt.
Tory absolutely loved reading and studying. She believed in God, the creator and was an avid student of the Tanakh, the complete Jewish Bible and Hebrew teachings. Prior to her life’s transition she attended Church of All Nations.
Tory was preceded in death by her dad, Eddie Mason on January 31st, 2016. Her transition on January 13th, 2020 leaves her son, Martin Shoecraft, Jr., her mother Fredda Mason, her sister Jacquie Mason-Bell, three brothers Eddie, DeVaughn and Shelby Mason, two nieces and four nephews, one great niece and three great nephews a number of Aunties, Uncles, first cousins and those of you who were her extended family, Connie Lambertson, Santiago Cortez and Annie Wilson.
Tory’s unexpected passing is and continues to be extremely difficult. As a family, we would like to say, “Thank You!” for all the phone calls, text messages, prayers and the financial contribution for her final arrangements. In remembrance of Tory’s life, our family ask, if you have any “past hurts or disagreements” please resolve and let them go; Let your family and those that are important to you know you love them and Don’t keep secrets about your health.
We will forever love “Tory” and truly love each of you!
I am so sorry to hear of Victoria’s passing. She was the most honest and nicest person I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I miss talking to her to this day. God be with her. May she rest in peace.
I’m still in disbelief that God called you home so soon. I will continue to keep the memories that we shared while you were alive. You were a vibrant, intelligent and smart person. I just knew you would live a long time but God needed you now. I pray that you continue to shine while in the arms of the Lord. My prayers for Chucky and the family.
Victoria after we broke up and you left San Diego I went to a psychic who said I will never forget you? I never have? I tried, got married and divorced again and still miss you. You are best woman I ever had in my life. Always had Hope’s you would come back? I love you so much you will never leave my heart. The psychic was so right. I pray the best for you. I miss you so much and will never forget how great of a woman you are. I will never forget you. You are and were the best woman I ever been with. I pray God has you in a great place in Heaven.
I went to your FB page to wish you a happy birthday & I saw comments that you had passed. I was very sad to hear you were called home so soon. You were always such a thoughtful & caring person & you always made me laugh. You are missed by all who knew & loved you. Fly free Miss Tory & give my son Brandon a hug for me up there in heaven.