Paul “Pete” Lassiter

Published 11:48 am Thursday, May 3, 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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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