Irene Hoggard Lassiter Bryant

June 29, 1925 - August 19, 2017

06/29/1925 - 08/19/2017

Past Services

Thursday August 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday August 25, 2017
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Friday August 25, 2017
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Irene Hoggard Lassiter Bryant age 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Bryant was born on June 29, 1925 to the late Roy and Atha Hoggard. She was married to Cleophus “Okey” Lassiter and to this marriage was born four children. Upon his death, she later married Johnny Bryant of Pendleton, NC.  Irene worked as a Nursing Assistant for Roanoke Chowan Hospital for a number of years in addition to various other employment. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and loved working in her flowers.  Mrs. Bryant loved her family and friends dearly and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her mother, father and husbands she is preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Bland and Joyce Byrum, her brothers, James, Steve and Walter Hoggard.


Irene is survived by her son, Robert Louis Lassiter, Sr. of Ahoskie, NC; three daughters: Shirley Lassiter Speight and her husband Tommy of Gates, NC, Patricia Lassiter West Herrin of Ahoskie, NC and Vivian Lassiter Whitehurst and her husband Cecil of Suffolk, VA; three sisters: Betty Ruth Cloe of Woodland, NC, Patsy Conner and her husband Eddie of Windsor, NC and Gail Harris and her husband Richard of Colerain, NC; three grandsons: Robert Louis “Robbie” Lassiter, Jr. and his wife Katherine of Sharpsburg, GA, David Lee West, Jr. of Lake Lure, NC and Christopher Michael Bryan Herrin and his wife Meghan of Ahoskie, NC; six granddaughters: Laura Ellen Speight Groh of Gates, NC, Christine Louise Speight of Surfside Beach, SC, Tracie Irene West Seymour and her husband Tim of Ayden, NC, Dawn Marie West-Ligas of Morehead City, NC, Tammy Sadler Potter and her husband Mark of Chesapeake, VA and Angela Sadler Adams of Portsmouth, VA. Also surviving are thirteen great-grandchildren: John Robert, Siera, and Madison Lassiter, Allison, Robert, Dylan, and Corey Groh, Austin Denno, Jessica Seymour, Ryan and Kelcie Potter, Brittany Collier, and Tayler Bacalis, and four great great-grandchildren: Ridley Lassiter, Ashton Potter, Uriah Gillis, and Alijah Bacalis.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 7:00 until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service with the Rev. Tom Potter officiating. Burial will follow at Ahoskie Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to PAWS of Hertford County, PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855, or online by clicking here or the charity of your choice.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie is handling the arrangements for the Bryant family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Johnnie Farmer
6 years ago

I remember Mrs Irene and family living on our dirt road and playing with her children. Fond memories. God bless your family with comfort and peace. Johnnie Ray

Annette Stokes
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss Patsy know she will be greatly missed God
Bless you and the rest of your family

Lupe Sweeden
6 years ago

A mother is the strength! And the Cornerstone for families! We are so sorry for your loss! May you have peace to know to be absent with the body is to be present with the Lord! In heaven just received a new saint! Much love and peace Lupe and Mike sweeden

Cathy Horton
6 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your loved one.

Sacramenta Landrum
6 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Irene. Very soon Jehovah God Psalms 83:18 will commission his son Jesus Christ to fulfill his promise for the loved ones we have lost in death John 3:16; 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4.

George & Harriet Sadler
6 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. She was a great lady!

Barbara and Ed Lassiter
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. I will miss her deeply and every time I will look at my flowers I will think of her. She was not my aunt but I loved her as if she was my aunt. Ed has talked so much about how he loved her. R.I.P. Aunt Irene.

Joan and Bob Nowell
6 years ago

Patricia, my heart goes out to you and your family. If you need anything I am right next door. So sorry for your lost.

Pam Brickhouse
6 years ago

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Phyllis Hoggard West
6 years ago

Thoughts and Prayers to all the Family