Mildred Marie (Berry) Lassiter, born on June 18, 1939, in Princess Anne County, now known as Virginia Beach, Virginia, died peacefully on January 5, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents Zion and Melissa Berry Sr. Also, her sister Ruth Smith, and brothers Zion Berry Jr. and Ernest Hughes Sr. One survivor, a sister Effie Adams of Virginia Beach. Mildred leaves behind to cherish her memories five children, Cheryl Lassiter (Minnesota), Renee Lassiter, Alcollis Lassiter (Shanta), Shawn Lassiter, and Milecia Lassiter (Cyrus); all of Virginia Beach. She also leaves her grandchildren, Tenishia Bloodsaw (Sam)(Minnesota), Damion Lassiter (Cherish) (Norfolk, Virginia), Destiny Lassiter (Virginia Beach), Jazmine Looney (Minnesota), Ayanna Robinson (Virginia Beach), and four great-grandchildren whom she loved and participated in their lives as best she could. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She gave wonderful advice to her children to guide them into becoming responsible adults. Mildred loved celebrating the holidays with her family, singing, dancing, and cooking her family's favorite sweet potato pies. She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church and enjoyed fellowshipping, singing in the choir, and being a part of the church community; this truly made her happy. Mildred was also the Chief of Elections for the Seatack community for 32 years. Her job was overseeing that every election ran smoothly, and residents cast their votes. She later worked at the Sheraton Hotel on the beach, where she took pride in performing her job. She established good friendships there. Mildred's life was filled with indulging in all of the things that made her happy. We, the family, know that life will never be the same, but we are grateful for the time we had.
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