Celebrating the Life of
Mark Steven Masters

January 22, 2022 | 2-5 pm

Celebration of Life Service will begin by 2:30 pm

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Mark Steven Masters on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Silver Sycamore Event Venue in Pasadena, Texas. We will honor Mark’s memory through music, stories, and of course, laughter.

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Silver Sycamore Event Venue
5111 Pine Ave, Pasadena, TX 77503

“Well done, my good and faithful servant”

Mark Steven Masters; musician, lumber man, consummate dapper gentleman, and accomplished punner & wordsmith, returned to his heavenly home on December 24, 2021. He is a beloved husband, father, and friend to all, and his joyful spirit and legacy live on in all who love him. 

Mark was born on September 20th, 1952 to Mildred Cheatham Masters and Norbert Milburn Masters in Pasadena, Texas. After graduating from Pasadena High School in 1970, he went on to graduate magna cum laude at the University of Houston.

After graduation, he began a long career in the lumber industry, with his first and last employer being South Texas Lumber in Pasadena, Texas.  In 1969, Mark met and fell for his highschool sweetheart Anita Smith, and they wed in 1972.  They were married for 49 years, and had two children, Jeremy and Jennifer.

Mark was preceded in death by his father Norbert, his mother Milly, and his brother David Charles. He is survived by his wife Anita, his son Jeremy, daughter-in-law Erika, granddaughter Makeda, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Joshua Mathis, sister-in-law Donna Anderson-Masters, niece Rebekah and her husband Jeff White, their children, Brandon and Ireland, nephew Ryan Masters and wife Nichole. 

The loss of Mark will be deeply felt by the Smith family, numerous cousins, lifelong friends David and Debbie Parton, as well as a beloved circle of family friends.

Grapeland Memory Garden

Mark was able to realize his dream of restoring family property in Grapeland, Texas before his homegoing, and he took great pride in sharing this piece of heaven with family and friends. A memory garden is being prepared there to honor Mark with a “living” burial. For those choosing to attend, a memorial gathering will be held at a later date in February (TBA). The garden will serve as a forever memorial for Mark and loved ones gone before.  

If you wish to contribute something to honor Mark, in lieu of flowers, we would lovingly accept items for the memory garden (plants, wind chimes, bird feeder, etc).

 Giving Back

Charitable donations may be made to the following organizations in Mark’s name:


Safety Protocols

As there are concerns about COVID-19 safety precautions, we ask that all guests use their best judgement for themselves, while being mindful and considerate of others in regard to masks and proper social distancing.

Our main priority is that all guests feel comfortable and safe during the event.