April Joy Dilday Lassiter

May 23, 1967 - February 23, 2022

05/23/1967 - 02/23/2022

Past Services

Sunday February 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Monday February 28, 2022
11:00 am
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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.

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Curk and Lisa Lane
2 years ago

We are so very sorry to hear of April’s passing. She will be missed by so many. Our hearts go out to her family. Lifting up prayers that you will all find peace during this difficult time.

Tina Liverman and Family
2 years ago

Sending extra big hugs and prayers for family and friends.

Pioneer College Caterers
2 years ago

With deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know we are thinking of you during this painful time. As your work family,we are here for you.


Teresa Turner
2 years ago

Our family is saddened by your loss. April has always be one of the kindest individuals, I’m sure she’ll be missed dearly by her family and friends. Cherish the memories you’ve made with April and know OUR LORD blessed Us all with her presence, until her appointed time. Find PEACE COMFORT, AND HOPE in THE LORD and our many prayers. Much LOVE,
Teresa”Reesie”and Dalles Turner, and Ann Wiggins

Brooking Deanie
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss Joy. I did not know your daughter but I am sure she was a wonderful person. Prayers for you and all of her family.

Cora Belch
2 years ago

My heart is broken! April was my “go to” when I worked at Ridgecroft and needed a smile! I loved her immediately upon meeting her! She will be greatly missed, but I know she has the angels smiling already!

Michelle Black
2 years ago

Sending prayers to you… Bill, Keith, and Sarah. April was such a special person to me. She could light up a room with her smile and she had the most wonderful laugh. She and I could talk for hours. She was a genuinely kind and good-hearted person. She could find the good in everyone. My prayers and love are with all of you.

Daren, Dicksie, & Ashton
2 years ago

April was an amazing person who touched everyone she knew. She always had a smile and she kept everyone around her laughing. I am wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this hard time. April will be in our hearts and memories. Stay strong.

Mary Harris
2 years ago

May the good Lord put his loving arms around each of you for comfort and peace.

Brenda Baisey
2 years ago

Bill, Sarah, Keith, Lauren and all the rest of the family, April has been such a large part of CHOWAN and us for many years now. She will be missed terribly. I wish I could say something to make you all feel better but please know that she will never be forgotten. We love each and every one of you.