Allie Mae Lassiter Byrd, of Bruce Farmer Rd; Aulander, NC; departed this life for a better home in heaven from Roanoke-Chowan Hospital on December 5, 2010. She was born to E. T. and Clyde Lassiter on February 2, 1921 in Nash County. She was predeceased by both parents and her husband, Jarvis Byrd.
Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Linda Byrd, Al Byrd, and Brenda Lassiter and husband Henry all of Aulander NC; and Luther Byrd and wife Melissa of Kinston, NC. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Erin Jones and husband Kevin of Ahoskie, NC; Megan Caton and husband Billy of Wilmington, NC; Jonathan Byrd and wife Mary of La Grange, NC; and Samantha Stanley of Kinston, NC. Mrs. Byrd had 4 great grandchildren: Landon Whaley, Christopher Caton, Whitney Byrd, and Morgan Caton.
She has 2 surviving brothers, Sam Lassiter and wife Betty of Millennium and Jerry Lassiter and wife of Eastern Shore, VA; and 2 surviving widowed sisters, Rosa Parks of Suffolk, VA; and Audrey Copeland of Tyner, NC. She was predeceased by her 2 older brothers, Woodard Lassiter and Starkie Lassiter. Their wives Marion and Irene still survive.
Mrs. Byrd was a homemaker and was a member of the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church at the time of her death.
Memorial donations may be made to: MPHC Building Fund, P O Box 416, Aulander, NC; or to University Health Systems Home Health and Hospice, 521 Myers Street, P O Box 72, Ahoskie, NC.
Visitation will take place at Garrett-Jones Funeral on Highway 42 west of Ahoskie on Tuesday night from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, and at other times in the home of daughter Brenda at 116 Bruce Farmer Road in Millennium.
Funeral services will be held Wed., Dec. 8th, at 2 o‚??clock, at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC by the Rev. Taylor Latham. Burial will follow in the Byrd Family Cemetery near Colerain.