On December 4, 2013 Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Mason opened its doors to approximately 80 guests for their official Ribbon-cutting /Open House event. The pristine, newly-remodeled facility was presented to the Mason community by Martin Leatherwood and his wife Phyllis, Mason resident and Leatherwood Memorial Chapels employee Rev. J.D. Sanders and employees Mark Poe and Raymond Mireles, Keith Simpson, A.J.Schwertner, Scott Oneal and Weldon and Opal Talley. “We have attempted to create a peaceful, warm and inviting environment where the families of Mason will receive the highest level of service, greatest number of selections for their loved ones’ final arrangements and meaningful remembrances such as video tributes and photo records of flower arrangements received to make it easier on the family to focus at their time of loss without concerns about details”, said Martin Leatherwood. “Our mission is to ensure their comfort during this difficult process.”
The event was catered by Mary Scholibo of Sisters Catering in Mason. Mason High School teacher Angie Dudney, head of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) selected six students from her group to be hosts at the event. New Executive Director of the Mason Chamber of Commerce, Chasity Rojas, conducted the ribbon-cutting ceremony to make the Grand Opening of the Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Mason official.
During the open house, Leatherwood Memorial Chapels had their fleet of four service vehicles on display for the community which included two Suburbans, a van and a Cadillac hearse for the transportation needs of the families being served. Guests toured the facilities, visited with the Leatherwoods and their staff and enjoyed refreshments.
In celebration of the official opening of their facilities in the Mason community, a Door Prize drawing was held. Gift certificates were awarded By Leatherwood Memorial Chapels to Gigi Castillo (Benjie’s Book and Gift), Mary Schmidt (Market Square), Catelyn Felts (Mason Monograms), Homer Sanchez (Mason Building Supply) and Elizabeth Rosberg (Hinckley’s Country Store).
“We wish to thank everyone who came out to celebrate our becoming part of the Mason community and to invite all of you to visit us in person or our website www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com to review our services and capabilities such as pre-need planning or to get referral information for hospice care, hospitals, churches, lodging for the visiting families and so forth. We are here to serve the families of Mason,” said Mr. Leatherwood.