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Virginia Amelia Stephenson Lassiter was born on Friday, November 23, 1923, in Seaboard (Northampton County), North Carolina. She was one of five children born to the late Edward B. and Nazrean Stephenson.
‘Virgie’, as she was affectionately called by her relatives and friends, accepted Christ, early in life at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Seaboard, North Carolina, where she served faithfully in many capacities throughout the years. She loved Bethlehem and always spoke very highly of her church. “Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Virginia’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband and love for her family - all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth. She was an ordained Deaconess and devout Missionary. Deaconess Lassiter held this ordination in very high regard, as she was well respected for her guidance and wisdom.
‘Virgie’ was educated in the Northampton County School System.; graduating from Coates High School in Seaboard, North Carolina. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late George W. Lassiter. This union was blessed with five beautiful children. ‘Virgie’ enjoyed writing poetry - much of which she would share with those within her community. She found great pleasure in serving those around her. Spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brought her great joy!
On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, God called our dear loved one home to eternal rest. Her seeds are well sown, her service on earth is complete and she now experiences the victory and triumph of life. In addition to her parents, husband and siblings, Deaconess Lassiter is preceded in death by: a daughter, Carolyn Williams and son, Bennie Lassiter, Sr.
Treasured memories of her genuine love and affection will remain with us forever, as she leaves to cherish her outpouring of love: three devoted children, Delois Locust of Gretna, Virginia, George (Linda) Lassiter of Smithfield, Virginia and Shirley (Lewis) Boone of California, Maryland; a daughter-in-law, Annie Mae Lassiter of Walkertown, North Carolina; son-in-law, James Williams of Seaboard, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; son-at-heart, Otis Sheppard of Seaboard, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Deaconess Lassiter's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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