Obituary: Rachel Genevieve Lassiter | White River Now

Rachel Genevieve Lassiter of Diaz, Ark., Departed this life on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 91. She was born October 3, 1930 in the Denton Island Community, the daughter of Robert and Chister Ion (Turner) Guffey .

Mrs. Lassiter was saved in September of 1949 at Greenhaw Community Church and baptized at First Baptist Church of Tuckerman. She was a member of Diaz Baptist Church for 46 years, later becoming a member of Newport First Baptist. She was a devoted church member who sang in the choir, participated in a ladies quartet, and taught Sunday School for over 60 years. Mrs. Lassiter enjoyed cooking at church on Wednesday evenings and was a member of the Precepts Bible Study Group. She absolutely loved her church, and enjoyed studying the Bible.

Mrs. Lassiter was an avid gardener, who enjoyed being outside. She was a talented seamstress, as well. Mrs. Lassiter loved her family dearly, and relished each and every visit from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

On August 17, 1946, Miss Rachel Genevieve Guffey was married to Mr. William Louis Lassiter, and together they enjoyed 56 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lassiter; one son-in-law, Phil Wesson; two great-grandsons, Phillip Lane Wesson and Jacob Cole Wesson; one brother, WR Guffey; two sisters, Velma Warren and Mary Ann Durham; and her parents.

Mrs. Lassiter is survived by two sons, Bobby Lassiter and wife, Suzanne of Diaz, and Galen Lassiter and wife, Paula of Jonesboro; two daughters, Sharon Wesson of Mountain View, and Cheryl Gordon and husband, Greg of Jonesboro; one sister, Glenna Turner of Tuckerman; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Wesson and wife, Melissa, Julie Hopper, Brent Lassiter and wife, Mandi, Lori Lassiter Hovis and husband, Dean, Bryan Lassiter and wife, Mary, Amanda Fletcher and husband, Chris, and Rob Gordon eleven great-grandchildren, Jessica Wesson, Will Wesson, Ben Hopper, Garrett Lassiter and wife, Sarah, Eli Lassiter, Emerson Hovis, Ansley Hovis, Mary Beth Lassiter, Bella Lassiter, Gordon Fletcher, and Annsley Fletcher; and one great-great grandchild, Nolan Lassiter.

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