Melvin Lassiter

Melvin Lassiter

Smithfield, VA
01.13.1951 - 01.16.2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021, Melvin Lassiter, a hardworking, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at the age of 70.

Melvin was born January 13, 1951 in Suffolk, VA. He was one of the best drywall hangers, been called a legend. He married Beverly Abbott, November 19, 1983 and lived out the rest of his days in his dream home in Smithfield, VA.

Melvin’s passion has always been his work. He was proud of all his accomplishments. He enjoyed fishing and telling stories that had you waiting for more. There isn't a person who knew him that didn't have a story to tell. He will be remembered and missed by many for years to come.

Melvin was preceded in death by his father, Jesse B. Lassiter, Sr. and mother, Nettie R. Lassiter; sister, Mildred Edunrds and son, Don'e Greene, Sr. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Beverly Abbott; children, Ray Lassiter, Karen Lassiter, Carolyn Lassiter, Linda K, Michelle Ebron, Bobby Green, Don’E Greene, Craig Abbott and many more to whom he was a father, grandfather and mentor. Along with his brothers and sisters, Barbra Ricks, Carolyn Ricks, Judy Brit, Robin Guthrie, Jerry Lassiter and Jesse (Pete) Lassiter, Jr.

Visitation will be held in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 4 PM to 6 PM. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I want to express my sorrow for the death of Melvin. My prayers go out to the family for their lost. May God be with you all during your time of sorrow.

Jerry and Carolyn ricks

Farwell to an old friend and mentor. My thoughts and prayer are with your family and friends.

Robert Lewter

Melvin was a good man an had a heart of gold. He was a pawpaw to my daughters nicole an april. He will be missed by many. We love you. Fly high with the angels.

Shirley Bradshaw

Sorry for your loss. I know he will surely be missed.All of his pain is gone now he is in a better place. My prayers will be with you in the coming days.

Lynell and Judy Britt

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
Barbara Ricks and McCoy Byrd

Barbara Ricks

I know he will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.
May peace be with with.

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca S Shepherd

So sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. Will remember all the times with him and his family over on Morgan Street. Love to all his kids Linda Kay, Carolyn,Ray, Karen and hope they know they were loved. Rest easy.

Carol Sue Matthews

Sorry for your loss he will be missed but all his pain is gone now .He is in a better place my thoughts and prayers will be with you .

Robin Guthrie and Larry upton Jr.

Robin Guthrie

melvin was a great man and a wonderful mentor he will be trully missed

rebecca copes simpson

Sorry for your loss. Prayers out to his will be truly missed. Have a lot of memories .

Anita Lassiter

Im so sorry to hear the loss of Melvin his family is i’m my thoughts and prayers

judy robuck

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