James Walter Lassiter

November 3, 1931 - April 1, 2021

11/03/1931 - 04/01/2021

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Cemetery
Monday April 05, 2021
Job Cemetery
Aulander, NC 27805
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Visitation
Monday April 05, 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Service
Monday April 05, 2021
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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Service
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AULANDER, NC – James Walter Lassiter, age 89, of St. John-Millennium Road, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home.

James was born on November 3, 1931 to Carmen James Lassiter and Rosia Slade Lassiter in Ahoskie, NC. He loved his family and enjoyed helping people in need out when he could. He dedicated his life to farming and liked to share his harvest from his garden with family and friends. He was considered “Mr. Fix It” to many that knew him. James will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents, James was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bobbie Sue, and his sisters; Erma Hurdle, Ethel Lassiter, Catherine Shores, Claire Bo Shores, and Netty Jane Shores.

James is survived by his two sons, Danny Lassiter and wife Sandra of Robersonville, NC, and Gregory Bruce Lassiter Sr. of Aulander, NC; a special daughter in law, Margie Larue; three grandsons, Bruce Lassiter and wife Jessi of Aulander, NC, Quinton Wayne Lassiter and wife Mindy of Silva, NC, and Jamie Lassiter of Cherokee, NC; two granddaughters, April Lassiter and wife Melanie Lassiter of Asheville, NC, and Leann Lassiter of Cherokee, NC; several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 5, 2021, from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC with a celebration of life funeral service to follow at 11:00 am in the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service chapel with Rev. Taylor Latham officiating. Burial will follow at Job Cemetery, Aulander, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made 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 www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Betty Rich-Williams
1 year ago

TO: Bruce Lassiter and family: The Lord is there with and He promises to comfort, keep and guide during this season of loss. He will never leave nor forsake you. We are praying for you.

Thomas and Geneva Holt
1 year ago

It has been an honor to be his neighbor for the past 34 years and he will truly be missed. I have taken a few ph

Carolyn Barnette
1 year ago

No matter how old I was, every time I saw Uncle James he always teased me over my childhood boyfriend, Sammy (3-6yrs old). Always asked me if I had married him yet! I will treasure that memory forever in my heart.

George Wesley Lassiter
1 year ago

I remember James hauling me around the old farm in his pickup when I was small, especially during “tobacco setting out” time. He would keep me with him to keep me out of trouble, and even though I was young, he was always funny and fun to be around. I missed the years after 1964 when I went off to the Marines, but we connected again in 2012 and remained very close since. I will miss knowing that he is there waiting for me to come visit again. His life was full, and he liked to share it. His last words to me were, “I love you, Wesley.” My last words to him were, “I love you, James.” And it felt good.

Rest in peace down on the farm, James. You were loved and you will be missed.