Iris Beasley Lassiter

July 12, 1936 - February 23, 2021

07/12/1936 - 02/23/2021

Past Services

Wednesday February 24, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday February 25, 2021

Thursday February 25, 2021
11:00 am
Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church
247 Millennium Road
Aulander, NC 27805

AULANDER, NC- Iris Rose Beasley Hurdle Lassiter, 84, of Aulander, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC

Iris was born on July 12, 1936 to Robert Cleveland and Mabel Lee Beasley in Johnston County, NC. Iris graduated from Clayton High School. She was a godly woman and a faithful member of Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church. She loved her community, was very civic oriented and enjoyed being a member of Millennium Civic Organization. She was always there to help in any way she could. Iris enjoyed quilting, eating out with the golden girls, cooking, being a member of The Red Hat Society. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Lawrence Hurdle, second husband, James Albert Lassiter; twelve brothers, Hubert, Sherwood, Thearl, Eldred, RC, Orville, Harold Lee, Odie, Charles, Milford, Roby and Earl Beasley; four sisters, Josephine Houston, Margaret Core, Mary Stanley and Maxine Beasley.

Left to cherish Iris’ memory is her daughter, Stephanie Ann Lambert and husband Ted of Franklin, NC; two sons, Brian Keith Hurdle and wife Ann of Jackson, NC, and Mike Vaughan and wife Titia of Aulander, NC; six grandsons, Quinton Lassiter and wife Mindy of Sylva, Jamison Lassiter of Sylva, Braxton Hurdle and wife Amanda of Grimesland, Conner Hurdle of Jackson, Cody Hurdle of Jackson, Michael Vaughan and wife Sarah of Aulander; three granddaughters, LeAnn Lassiter of Sylva, Monica Lambert of Cherokee, and Alicia Lambert of Cherokee; seven great-granddaughters, Alexis, Presley, Hailey, Abby, Kaylee, Allyson, and Morgan; four great-grandsons, Gavin, Hunter, Ayden, Gabe; a very special friend, Lucille Brown, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the family has set aside a time for visitation will be at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Due to the circumstances the family ask that you speak to them during this time at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC. Guest will be asked to wear face coverings, limit their time, and social distance while in attendance.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, Aulander, NC, with Pastor Taylor Latham, officiating. Burial will follow at Job cemetery, Aulander, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Millennium PH Church, PO Box 416, Aulander, NC 27805 or online by visiting clicking here

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


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Joan Leggett
3 years ago

My prayers are with the family during this time of accepting the beautiful homecoming Iris experienced. She was a dear friend to all and we will surely miss her. May your memories comfort you and give you peace.

Glenn Core Jr.
3 years ago

I’m so sorry for the loss of a great aunt. When she was around we always had a lot of laughter and always lit up a room with her presence. She will always be in my heart as she was loved by so many. Though I am so sorry I missed her service I pray for the family that you hey may have peace and understanding with her passing. Love You Always.

Shirley Beasley Massengill
3 years ago

Ann and family, My prayers are with you all at this most difficult time and for all the days ahead. May God give you the strength as only he can. Cherish all the memories and keep her spirit alive within your hearts! Until we all meet again, Much love to you all

3 years ago

So sorry for your loss and our loss at church. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and bring you peace and comfort. She will surely be missed.

Wanda Lee
3 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as only He can do.
She was a very special lady and will be missed by so many .
Treasure your memories and I pray with time you laugh more than you cry when you think of her.
Love ,
Wanda Ler

Darlene Stanley Hobson
3 years ago

Keith & Ann,
I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Iris will surely be missed. I have so many memories of her & Aunt Jo coming down to Aunt Margaret’s and what I time that was. I laughed until I cried. May God give you peace & comfort in knowing she is not suffering. I can just imagine the reunion she, Aunt Jo & Aunt Margaret are having right now. Love you both. Darlene

Elizabeth Harrell
3 years ago

Ann and Family,

Sending condolences and prayers.

Donna miller
3 years ago

All of us at Sandpiper Square Apartments would like to extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of Ms Iris. May God give the family peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. The family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael Terry
3 years ago

I remember how she and all the others worked so hard making that homemade Brunswick Stew to sell for the Ladies Auxiliary so many years.
God Bless the family…

Jennifer Askew Mizelle
3 years ago

So sorry for you loss Ann.