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Allie Mae Lassiter Byrd

AULANDER – Allie Mae Lassiter Byrd of Bruce Farmer Road, Aulander, NC departed this life for a better home in heaven from Roanoke-Chowan Hospital on December 5th, 2010.

She was born to E. T. and Clyde Lassiter on February 2, 1921 in Nash County. She was predeceased by both parents; a sister, Texanna Lassiter; two stepsisters, Katie Shores and Carrie Lassiter; and her husband, Jarvis Byrd.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Linda Byrd, Al Byrd, Brenda Lassiter and husband, Henry, all of Aulander, NC; and Luther Byrd and wife, Melissa, of Kinston, NC. She is also survived by four grandchildren:  Erin Jones and husband, Kevin, of Ahoskie, NC, Megan Caton and husband, Billy, of Wilmington, NC, Jonathan Byrd and wife, Mary, of La Grange, NC, and Samantha Stanley of Kinston, NC.  Mrs. Byrd had four great grandchildren, Landon Whaley, Christopher Caton, Whitney Byrd, and Morgan Caton.

She has two surviving brothers, Sam Lassiter and wife, Betty, of Millennium and Jerry Lassiter and wife of Eastern Shore, VA; and two surviving widowed sisters, Rosa Parks of Suffolk, VA and Audrey Copeland of Tyner, NC. She was predeceased by her two older brothers, Woodard Lassiter and Starkie Lassiter. Their wives, Marion and Irene, still survive.

Mrs. Byrd was a homemaker and a member of the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church at the time of her death. Memorial donations may be made to: MPHC Building Fund, PO Box 416, Aulander, NC; or to University Health Systems Home Health and Hospice, 521 Myers Street, PO Box 72, Ahoskie, NC.

Visitation will take place in the home of daughter Brenda at 116 Bruce Farmer Road in Millennium. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC by the Rev. Taylor Latham. Burial followed in the Byrd Family Cemetery near Colerain.