Minnie Lassiter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mrs. Minnie Tinkham Lassiter, age 83, of Millennium, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Guardian Care in Ahoskie where she had resided with loving care for the past two years.
Minnie worked several years as a seamstress in area factories and later at home, crafting many beautiful handmade quilts. As a homemaker, she was skilled in the art of preparing traditional southern meals. A Loving wife and mother, she devoted her life to caring for her family. She loved the Lord, and all His creatures, taking in many stray cats and giving them a home. She was a member of Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Willard and Sallie Overton Tinkham; her brothers, James, Odie, Cheese and Hallie Tinkham; and her sister, Maris Perry. Also preceding her are her husband of 54 years, Willie A. Lassiter, and a stillborn son.
Left with cherished memories are her son, Billy Lassiter of Millennium and his friend, Betsy Overton of Powellsville; her daughter and son-in-law, Sallie and Bryan Lewis of Union; a special sister-in-law, Alice Faye Lassiter of Millennium; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Job Cemetery with the Rev. Sandy Outlaw and the Rev. Taylor Lathan officiating.
The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, Tuesday from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Alice Faye Lassiter in Millennium.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 8th Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to PAWS of Hertford County, P.O. Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.