James A. Lassiter

Published 10:11 am Thursday, April 14, 2016

AULANDER, NC – Mr. James Albert Lassiter, age 82, of Aulander, passed away on April 11, 2016 at Creekside Care & Rehab of Ahoskie, NC, with his family by his side.

Mr. Lassiter was born on September 21, 1933 to Roland and Annie Ayscue Lassiter in Hertford County, NC. James was a stockholder and worked for White & Woodley for thirty-three years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, serving as past deacon, choir director, and as a trustee. James also served on the Board of Millennium Fire Department and Millennium Water Association. He enjoyed spending time working in his yard and helping anyone in the community that was in need.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lassiter.

James is survived by his wife, Iris; step-son, Keith Hurdle and his fiancé, Ann Hoggard of Jackson, NC; step-daughter, Ann Lambert and her husband Ted of Sylva, NC; son, Mike Vaughan and his wife Titia of Aulander; special nephew, Steven Lassiter and his wife Nancy of Aulander; six step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, Aulander, NC, with Rev. Taylor Latham officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC, with military honors.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lassiter family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.