Andrea Charmaine King was born January 26, 1972, to Ernest Eugene Mason Sr. & Wilma Louis Mason in Dallas, TX.
She was a graduate of W. T. White High School Class of 1989 and studied at Pima Community College in Tuscan Arizona then El Centro College in Dallas, TX. She completed her education at Southern New Hampshire University obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
As a child, Andrea grew to love the lord and confessed Christ as her savior at an early age. She was baptized at New Birth Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor George W Pryor. As an adult, she moved her membership to the St. Paul Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Lelious A. Johnson where she sang in the EOP Choir and was a faithful member.
In 2009 she met the love, love, love of her life, Kenneth W. King. Andrea’s beloved “Pooder-bug” and he referring to her as his Chummy. She professed her love often through song and claimed Love on Top as their song. On February 18, 2010, during a private ceremony at their home, they wed. In May of 2010 the memorable and remarkable, Church Wedding Service was held at the St. Paul Baptist Church. It was there that guest proclaimed, “Wow what a unique celebration of Love!” And it was then coined, “THE KING’S CHURCH WEDDING.”
Andrea followed her husband to, Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Denison, Texas where she became the choir director and under her leadership created a 40 plus voice choir. In 2013, Andrea again followed her husband to Dallas when he was called to be the Pastor of, Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. She continued to sing, direct the choir and taught Vacation Bible School. She then became one of the youth instructors, thanks to the encouragement of Sis. Mildred “Mommy“Jones. Andrea served in the kitchen with her beloved Sis. Lisa Bendaw and co-lead Mount Carmel’s COVID-19 testing clinic with her dear friend, Sis. Joyce Moore. She was very supportive and a natural encourager to those she met. She loved to offer advice as well as lend a helping hand. She would literally give the shoes off her feet if you liked them are asked. Andrea was a kind and giving person and did her best in every situation.
In her vocation, Andrea was a very talented and gifted leader and Administrator. Andrea was employed with EY formerly known as Ernst & Young as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She supported a host of Executive officers for EY at the time of her passing. Andrea was a long-time employee of UT Southwestern working in The Cancer Center but most notably Andrea was a Division Administrator for the Pediatric Department at UT. She would challenge herself as well her team of Admin Associates to, be more, don’t settle for mediocrity, produce and perform, be the best version of you, and most of all she would tell them, “You can do it!” She possessed unmatchable courage that allowed her to be a proficient mentor and motivated those who worked in the Pediatric Department and as well as, outside of the department. Her reputation and professionalism proceeded her, and she was known throughout UT Southwestern as one of the strongest, most knowledgeable administrators.
Andrea was preceded in death by her father Ernest Eugene Mason Sr., Mother Wilma L. Mason and her son Reber Robinson Jr.
She created lifelong memories for those she loved most, her husband Kenneth W King, daughters, Lauren Mason, Krystal King, Keyara King, her son Darnell Robinson. Her grandchildren Alana Mason, Kenneth Mason, Ayden Mason, Amora Mason, Kree Moody, and Kyia Moody. Brother Ernest E. Mason Jr., sister Angela Mason, niece Mya Mason and grandniece, A’myah Mason. Lastly, a host of family and friends.
In return, she will be truly missed by her husband, family and her Church family who loved her so much.