Betty Rawls Lassiter

January 4, 1934 - April 2, 2020

01/04/1934 - 04/02/2020

AULANDER, NC – Betty Rawls Lassiter, age 86, of Millennium, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Gates House Assisted Living of Gatesville, NC.

She was born on January 4, 1934 to Lannie Henry and Minnie Minton Rawls in Hertford County, NC. Betty was a devoted member of Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church. She enjoyed her time as a nurse’s aide for several years and the friends she made working at the Pizza Inn. She also liked cooking, quilting, trips to the beach, working in her flower beds, gardening, and spending time with her family. Betty babysat the local community children for numerous years. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sam Harrell Lassiter, her sister, Geraldine Rawls Barmer, and her brother, Worley Rawls.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Jewell Lassiter Jilcott and husband Steven of Eure; her son, Samuel L. Lassiter and wife Tammy of Aulander; two grandsons, Steven Jilcott, Jr. and wife Bethany of Foxboro, MA, and Bryan Jilcott of Weaverville; two granddaughters, Lane Rice and husband Aaron of Rome, GA, Carol Lassiter and husband Richard Cary of Roanoke, VA; great-granddaughter, Kati Fletcher Rice; and great grandson, Henry Rice.

Due to the circumstances, the funeral home will be open for friends to view and sign the register book on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from noon until 5:00 p.m. with a limit of no more than 10 people at a time.

A private graveside service will be held at Job Cemetery, Aulander, NC with Rev. Taylor Latham officiating, and there will be a celebration of life memorial service scheduled at a later time to celebrate Ms. Betty’s life with friends. We will update our website as soon as we set a date and time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 416, Aulander, NC 27805 or 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

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Annette Jernigan
4 years ago

Newell and Sammy I was so sorry to about Miss Betty. She was a sweet lady always a smile on her face.I know you will miss her but I know she is strolling around heaven with Mr. Sam.

Ellen Marie Parker
4 years ago

Thanks for the memories. Love Ellen

Westelle Cherry
4 years ago

My deepest condolences. I remember Betty’s warm infectious smile

David C Lassiter
4 years ago

Jewell, Sammy and family members, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. “Miss Bet” will be sorely missed. I will always remember the close friendship between myself and Betty, Geraldine, Worley and Miss Minnie, but especially Worley. He and I were very close. We will certainly miss Betty. She was very active in the church and the community as long as she was able. May all of you be comforted by the presence of the Holy Spirit in your time of sorrow and beyond. G Rest High Miss Bet.
David & Mary Ann Lassiter

4 years ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Losing a loved one is so hard. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) be with you all in your time of bereavement. The Bible offers a real hope of being reunited with your dead loved one at John 5:28,29. May this bring you some comfort at this time of bereavement.

Kay B. Edwards
4 years ago

My deepest sympathy to you in your loss. I always loved Betty’s warm smile and beautiful hair. Keep all those special memories close in your heart. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shores
4 years ago

To Sammy and Jewel, my wife and I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. My wife met your mom at her home and showed us her cat then was 14 years old. We are sorry about your dad went in Glory earlier. Now your mom have joined with your dad, Uncle Sam along with my parents and Donna. We will remember your mom in our prayers.

Joe Dilday
4 years ago

Sammy you are in my prayers and enjoyed working with you at CT&T many years ago.GODS BLESSINGS

Cathy Outlaw
4 years ago

She was a sweet lady who will be missed by all that knew her. I will always remember going to Pizza Inn when she was working just to get a lasagna best she made the BEST!!!! Well done thou good and faithful servant!