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Estus Bruce Lassiter

June 5, 1930 - August 13, 2017

COLERAIN, NC – Estus Bruce Lassiter, age 87, passed away on August 13, 2017 at the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital of Norfolk, VA.

Mr. Lassiter was born in Potecasi, Northampton County, NC on June 5, 1930, a son of the late Everette Bruce and Martha White Lassiter.   Bruce owned and operated E. B. Lassiter Lumber Company in Potecasi, NC until his retirement.  After retirement from the lumber business, he started a restoration business which he loved.  He restored many old homes and historic places, including some restoration work on Hope Plantation in Windsor, NC, and St. Francis Methodist Church in Woodville, NC.  Bruce was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cornelius Lassiter.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Laurinda Hooks Lassiter, a daughter, Paula Lassiter Botto and husband, John of Raleigh, NC; two sons, Estus Bruce Lassiter, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, and Dr. Gaddy Matheson  Lassiter and wife, Dr. Renee’ Banaszak of Greenville, NC; a granddaughter, Matheson Lassiter of FL; and a grandson, Austin Banaszak of Asheville, NC, two step-sons; Phil Borden and David Livsay, and two step-grandsons; Robert and Joseph Livsay.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, prior to a graveside service which will be held at 2:00 pm at the Potecasi Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodland, NC, with Rev. Ricky Browder officiating.

Memorial donations may be made directly to Potecasi Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8, Potecasi, NC 27867; or you may donate online by clicking here or to Colerain Fire Department, PO Box 176, Colerain, NC, 27924; or you may donate online by clicking here.

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm


Potecasi Baptist Church Cemetery

3264 N Carolina 35
Woodland, NC 27897

Rev. Ricky Browder will be officiating the service.

Cemetery Information

Memorial Information

Memorial donations may be made directly to Potecasi Baptist Church, PO Box 8, Potecasi, NC 27867; or to Colerain Fire Department, 105 W. River Street, Colerain, NC 27924; or you may donate online by visiting, then type Bruce Lassiter.

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