Inez King

Published 11:58 pm Monday, December 24, 2012

Inez King, 81, passed peacefully into her eternal home with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. She was born in Nansemond County, Va., on June 7, 1931, to the late Shelton and Elsie Lassiter Sr.


Inez King was preceded in death by her late husbands, James Randall Jr. and Willie Lee King; siblings, Shelton Lassiter Jr., James Lassiter, Johnny B. Lassiter, Herbert Lassiter, Sherman Lassiter Sr., William Thomas Lassiter and Iola Walker, Margaret Stagg, and Mable Lee Edwards.

She worked for 28 years at Smithfield Packing Company in Smithfield, Va., until she retired. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she served on many ministries. She leaves to cherish her memory seven children, Shelton Randall (Tina), of Suffolk, James W. Randall Jr. (Lythia), of Portsmouth, Va., Symadar Thomas (Russell), of Portsmouth, Cynthia Randall (Maxie Mabry), of Suffolk, Irene King Hunt, of Suffolk, Gaily Bailey, of Suffolk, Anthony King (Aisha), of Landover, Md.; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mack Lassiter, of Suffolk, Horace Lassiter Sr. (Eliza), of Detroit, Mich., and Russell Lassiter, of Suffolk; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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A funeral service will be held at noon, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2635 E. Washington St., Suffolk. Entombment will be at Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 805 Seminole Drive, Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at