A young Tulsa murder victim is remembered

Wednesday, January 26th 2005, 5:34 am
By: News On 6

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for a young Tulsa woman who was stabbed to death last week. 19-year-old Amey Mason was killed in her apartment.

The Edison High School Chorale sang about peace at the funeral at Asbury United Methodist Church.

For the people who remember Amey Mason, for those brushed by her spirit, like her high school choral director, there is no peace, not yet. Amey Mason's life touched people from her high school and college, from a large extended family, and most of all, from her church.

She sang in the choir at Asbury United Methodist, where the ladies of the choir seemed to adopt her. Amey’s friend Marybeth Blunt: "She was really special, very talented and very smart and had a sweet spirit; it was easy for us to take her under our wing."

Her two roommates were at the service - one in a wheelchair, the other wearing a sling. Both were hurt trying to fight off Amey's killer.

Amey’s friend Janna Holmes: "She so smart and funny, I loved laughing with her about dumbest things." Amey was working her way through college, with plans for a career in music. She was a talented soloist and won the highest honors in high school.

Amey friend Laurynn Smith: "And she was so amazing, she helped me though so much in my life and I could never thank her enough for that."

The pastor, Rev Tom Harrison, challenged Amey's friends to remember her not by the manner of her death but by the content of her life. “What will they say about you? Will they say you were like Amey?”

A high school friend of Amey's said Wednesday "I've lost my best friend, but we've all gained an angel."