The Life and Legacy of Joyce Lassiter
Mrs. Joyce Dean Lassiter was born on May 9, 1946 to the late John F. Slade and Verneice E. Slade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joyce departed this life on November 15, 2019 surrounded by her family at VCU Hospital in Richmond, VA.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Samuel Lassiter Sr., in October of 2010. She leaves her four children to cherish her memory; Johnnie Lassiter of Hartford, CT; Sylvia Lassiter of Newport News, VA; Michelle Lassiter-Stephens (William) of Stockbridge, GA; and Samuel “Junie” Lassiter Jr., of Middletown; CT. She also leaves her six grandchildren: Queniya Lassiter-Mays of Tacoma, WA; Siquoyia Crump of Los Angeles, CA; Ashley Lassiter of Newport News, VA; Stavon J. Lassiter of Hartford, CT; and Christopher Lassiter of East Hartford, CT and Keyara Lassiter-Steele of Woodville, VA. One of eleven children, she was preceded in death by David Slade (2010), Lloyd Slade (2010), Maereen Slade (2010), and Deborah Slade (2017).
She leaves to cherish her memory her siblings: John Slade (Geraldine) of Meriden, CT; Sandra Davis (Henry) of Lawrenceville, GA; Brenda Pace of Hampton, VA; Sybil Long (Willie) of Los Angeles, CA; Aaron Slade of Hampton, VA; and Keith Slade of Middletown, CT.
Joyce’s life work included being a homemaker where she cared and raised her four children between Hampton, VA and Middletown, CT. Joyce was a very caring and loving person. Joyce was known as the babysitter as she cared for a host of nieces and nephews. Joyce would give her last dollar to anyone who was in need. Joyce returned home to Newport News, VA in 2010 after the passing of her late husband to live out the rest of her days near her mother. Joyce’s hobbies including going to the casino and shopping as she loved fashion. Joyce was a gentle spirit and always had a smile on her face.
You fought bravely, but the battle was overwhelming. You stayed because we did not want you to leave. In your pain, you showed us compassion. You gave us time to accept God’s will. Your strength and love gave us the courage to say a final goodbye on earth, but we know that we will see you again, resting in the arms of the One who set you free. After all, you are the apple of His eyes. I know that He has welcomed you, so rest safe in the arms of Jesus. We are stronger because of your love. We love you very, very much
Viewing for Mrs. Lassiter will be held from noon until 5:00p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at C.C.Carter Funeral Home. Inc.
Services for Mrs. Lassiter will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church 1415 Big Bethel Rd. Hampton, VA. by Dr. Christopher C. Carter Sr.,
Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
It is the desire of the Lassiter family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Joyce Slade Lassiter has entrusted her final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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