Paul “Pete” Lassiter

May 2, 2012


AHOSKIE – Paul ‘Pete’ Lassiter, age 74, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his home.

Born in Hertford County on July 4, 1937, the son of the late Ernest Linwood Lassiter and Ruth Rogerson Lassiter, Paul worked with the Department of Transportation for 30 years until he retired in 1998. He was a member of the National Guard and a lifelong member of Early’s Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Frances ‘Tuddy’ Lassiter, one brother, Joe Lassiter of Wilson, and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Mitchell of Berlin, Maryland . Paul was predeceased by brothers, Cleamon, Bud, Clay, Dodson, Jack, Guy, Sam, Raymond, Ray, Bob and Buck; and sisters, Illma Coate, Sybil Whitley, Syrvilla Morgan, Mollie Burgess and Gale Lassiter.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie from 7:00 until 8:30 PM on Friday, May 4, 2012 and other times at the home. A celebration of life service will be conducted on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald McSwain officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Lassiter family.

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Bri and Brenda
11 years ago

Tuddy, we are so sorry. We love you.

Kay Byrd
11 years ago

I think of you everyday. Love you and miss you.

Angela Harmon
11 years ago

So sorry to hear of Mr. Lassiter’s passing to be with the LOrd. Mrs. Tuddy, you and all your family is on my mind. Sending love your way. Love, Angela Harmon

Lisa Outlaw
11 years ago

My thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. I have so many childhood memories with the two of you.

Thelbert Brown
11 years ago

Dear Tuddy

I can remember living in Earlys Station and remember the kindness you and Pete showed to our family when living there. I worked with his brothers Jack and Dodson on the farm and Pete would come by and say hello to us once in a while. He was a dear man and kind to all. My prayers are with you.


Thelma Copeland
11 years ago

Tuddy, so sorry to read of the passing of Pete. My prayers and thoughts are with you.