Marion Lassiter Dilday

May 9, 1937 - August 5, 2020

05/09/1937 - 08/05/2020

Past Services

Friday August 07, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday August 08, 2020
11:00 am
Powellsville Baptist Church
307 West Main Street
Powellsville, NC 27967
Additional Information:

Rev. Matt Miles, Officiating.

Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

COLERAIN, NC – Marion Lassiter Dilday, age 83, passed away on August 5, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.

Mrs. Dilday was born in Bertie County, NC, on May 9, 1937, the daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Goldie Bradley Lassiter.   Marion was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, working by her husband’s side on the farm and being very involved in her children’s and especially grandchildren’s activities.  She loved cooking, gardening, both vegetables and flowers, and sewing.  She was a longtime faithful member of Powellsville Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities, including the choir, Women on Missions, and VBS, for over 60 years.  Marion was committed to serving her fellow community members, always cooking and carrying food or care packages to the bereaved, sick, or needy.  She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Robert Earl Dilday, two daughters, Joyce D. Brown and husband, Braxton, and Karen D. Hoggard and husband, Greg of Ahoskie, NC; two brothers, Daniel Earl Lassiter and wife, Sue, and Clarence Wayne Lassiter and wife, Betty of Aulander, NC; three granddaughters, Jessica Spruill and husband, Thomas of Colerain, NC, Tina Brown of Tarboro, NC, and Kristin Hoggard of Ahoskie, NC; and a grandson, Trent Hoggard of Ahoskie, NC.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 7, 2020, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Powellsville Baptist Church, Powellsville, NC, with Rev. Matt Miles, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to Powellsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Powellsville, NC, 27967; or you may donate online by clicking here. or to the American Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or you may donate online by clicking here.

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


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3 years ago

Robert and family I have just learned of Marion’s death. I am so very sorry for your loss. I was in church with her for a few years and I learned what a dear lady she was. I pray for comfort for each of you during your sad times. I know you must have sweet memories of her to hold close in your heart. May God bless each of you.

3 years ago

Robert and family, I have just learned of Marion’s death. I am so very sorry. I pray for comfort for each of you during your sadness. I was in church a few years with Marion and I learned to appreciate her and to learn what a dear lady she was. I know you have so many sweet memories of her to hold close in your heart. May God bless each of you.

Linda & Richard Dahl
3 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Marion’s passing. She and Robert became friends through our dear friends Sadie and Carl Castello. I remember wonderful times we all spent together.
Robert and family please be comforted by knowing Marion is with Jesus and waiting to see you again.
God’s peace and love will comfort you.

David C Lassiter
3 years ago

Daniel, Wayne and family, I was sadden to learn about Marion’s passing. I just happened to see her obituary just now. I am so sorry. Marion, like her mom was a person that I always enjoyed being around. Our prayers are with you.

David and Mary Ann Lassiter

Marsha Harris
3 years ago

Kristin, my heart goes out to you and your family. I’m sure she was very special to you and will be missed beyond words. My thoughts and prayer are with your sweet family.

Barbara Matthews
3 years ago

I prayed hard for a miracle for Marion, but God had other plans and He never makes a mistake. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was loved.

Doris Jarrell
3 years ago

Anita so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

John Beasley
3 years ago

Love and prayers to the family from Barbara Congleton Rawls, Arleen Congleton Beasley, and John Allen Beasley.

Debbie Howard
3 years ago

So glad I had the privilege of knowing this Godly woman!! She will be missed by so many ..including family,close friends and all of us at Powellsville Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary. Prayers for you all!!

Jo Ann Myers Freeman
3 years ago

Marion was a friend, classmate and wonder person to have had the privilege to be allowed to know and love. Heaven gates opened WIDE when her soul entered.