AULANDER, NC – April Joy Dilday Lassiter, age 54, of St. John-Millennium Road, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.
April was born on May 23, 1967 to the late James Earl Dilday and Joy Durham Painter in Hertford County, North Carolina. She graduated from Ridgecroft School and then from Chowan College where she earned her Associates Degree. April worked as an educator with Ridgecroft School for 28 years. She cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them and her fur babies. April loved the beach and cheering on the East Carolina Pirates at the ECU football games. She was loved deeply by her family and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Left to cherish April’s memory is her beloved husband of 35 years, “Bill” , her son, William Keith Lassiter and wife Lauren of Aulander; her daughter, Sarah Lassiter of Aulander; her mother, Joy, her brother, James “J.E.” Earl Dilday Jr. and wife Mary of Courtland, VA; a niece, Madison Dilday of Courtland; her best friend, Yvonne Smith of Ahoskie; an aunt, Diane Dilday of Raleigh; her mother in law, Mary Frances Lassiter of Aulander; two sisters in law, Angela Harrison, and Shelby Nixon; a brother in law, Steven Lassiter and wife Nancy; along with a host of extended family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 27, 2022, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Greg Hurdle, and Rev Joshua Prosser officiating.
The family ask and would greatly appreciate memorial donations to help with the medical expenses that have occurred with the sudden death of April. You may donate online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lassiter family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.