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Kathryn W. Hall Lassiter

SoVaNow.com / July 19, 2013

Kathryn W. Hall Lassiter, affectionately known as “Mother Lassiter or “Winnie” of Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Duke University Medical Center at the age of 78. Born in Halifax County on May 14, 1935 to the late Crews Schelley Hall and . Mary E. Carrington Hall, she was a member of Prayer of Faith in Milton, NC.

Ms. Lassiter is survived by a daughter, Kathryn G. Lassiter Brooks and husband, Nathan of South Boston, four sons, Louis Lassiter of Clinton,, Mr. Michael Lassiter and wife, Arron of Cluster Springs, Cornelius Lassiter and wife, Lisa of Yanceyville, N.C., and Nathaniel Lassiter and wife, Zerlene of Statesville, N.C., 14 grandchildren, two great grandchildren two sisters, ms. Monica (Brazee) Thompson of Vienna and Naomi Rose of Alexandria, two brothers, M. Harold S. Hall and wife Sallie of Clinton, Md., and Schelley L. Hall and wife, Alice Faye of Arlington, a brother-in-law, George Tuck of Roxboro, N.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, adopted family, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Lassiter was preceded in death by two sisters, Nannie Ruth Tuck and Reba Jewell Thompson and two brothers, Chester Carrington “Bro” Hall and Norman W. “Bo” Hall.

A funeral Mrs. Lassiter will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at White Stone Pentecostal Church, Sutherlin. Burial will follow in Morning Star Holiness Church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence. 1191 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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