Anne Laura Lassiter Emory

May 26, 1928 - January 8, 2017

05/26/1928 - 01/08/2017

Past Services

Wednesday January 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Additional Information:

Other times the family will receive friends at the home in Rich Square.

Thursday January 12, 2017

Thursday January 12, 2017
2:00 pm
Rich Square Methodist Church
300 South Main Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

Mrs. Anne Laura Lassiter Emory died at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC on January 8, 2017.  She was born on May 26, 1928 to Mattie Davis Lassiter and Eugene Lassiter.  She grew up in the town of Lasker, NC.

She graduated from Rich Square High School in 1945 and Meredith College in 1949 where she received her degree in education.  For forty plus years, she taught elementary education at Ahoskie, Woodland, Jackson, Rich Square with the last twenty-five years teaching sixth grade at Northeast Academy in Lasker, NC.

Anne was a member of Rich Square United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was also a member of the choir.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Mattie Davis Lassiter and Eugene Lassiter, her husband Eugene Wright Emory, Sr., two sisters, Grey Lassiter Bristow and Mae Lassiter Collier, and two brothers, Millard Eugene Lassiter and Claudie Wilson Lassiter.

She is survived by her sons, Eugene Wright Emory, Jr. of Nags Head, NC and Scott Lassiter Emory and his wife Julie of Lasker, NC.  She is survived by one granddaughter, Rebecca Walston Emory of Lasker, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, NC and other times at the family home in Rich Square.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2 PM at the Rich Square United Methodist Church with the interment following at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Rich Square United Methodist Church, Rich Square, NC  27869 or online by clicking here, Northeast Academy, 210 East Church Street, Lasker, NC 27845 or online by clicking here or Pine Forest Rest Home, 3277 NC-35, Potecasi, NC  27867 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Emory family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Dawn Owens
7 years ago

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Emory’s passing. I have known her most of my life, as she taught me in the sixth grade at Northeast Academy and we were members of the same church. Mrs. Emory was a wonderful woman (and teacher) and will be missed greatly by all those who knew her. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Elena Strickler
7 years ago

Hello Wright, Scott and families. I am so sorry for your loss. My parents are grieving the loss of their very dear friend and I remember her fondly.

Earl Daniels
7 years ago

On behalf of the Rich Square HS Class of 61 we send our most sincere condolence to the family of our beloved 6th grade teacher, Ms. Emory. She will always be remembered and loved by the members of our class. God Bless her family for sharing her with us.

Lisa Briley
7 years ago

Wright, Scott, Julie, Rebecca, Mrs. Lassiter, Robin, and Tim – Our loving prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Mrs. Emory was a dear teacher, and I’ll always remember her smile and kindness!

Sue Beal
7 years ago

Wright, Scott, Julie and Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear this. I have many fond memories of your mom, from having her as a teacher and from many church activities. She was a special lady. Heaven gained another angel.

Trudy Jenkins Dickens
7 years ago

To Scott & family, heartfelt sympathy to you all, was so glad to get to speak with her recently.

Tam Beamon
7 years ago

Wright, Scott and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of your mom especially at church. I have fond memories of you guys too. Prayers your way

Frank Womble
7 years ago

Wright and Scott, I was very sorry to hear this sad news. I was very fond of your mother, who always had a gentle smile and a kind word. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time .

Heather Glover Sumner
7 years ago

Mrs. Emory taught my brother and me at Northeast and my Mom in Rich Square in the sixth grade. She was a great teacher and our prayers are with her family.

Mary Lee Bailey
7 years ago

Praying for peace and comfort for you during this sad time.