Valentino Lassiter

Published 9:02 pm Monday, June 15, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Valentino Lassiter, 63, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at Sentara Complex Hospital, Hampton. He was born on May 27, 1952, to the late Addie and Johnnie Lassiter.



He was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Fisk University, Boston University and Eden Theological Seminary. He was currently the pastor of East View United Church of Christ and a professor at John Carroll University for 33 years. He was a member of William T. Boyd Lodge No. 79, Moreland on the Move Community Association, Epilepsy Action Network and Ecumenical Disciples.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Yvonne Marie Lassiter, of Shaker Heights, Ohio; three sons, Christian Valentino Lassiter, Jeremy Bryce Lassiter, Brian Roger Lassiter, all of Shaker Heights, Ohio; two sisters, Monica Synette Lassiter and Laureen Lassiter Walker, both of Suffolk; one brother, Johnnie Wilson Lassiter, of Suffolk; one uncle, Roosevelt Walker (Dorothy), of Detroit, Mich.; one aunt, Pearleen Walker, of Suffolk; two nephews, MarQuis A. Lassiter and Jarred C. Lassiter; a host of numerous relatives and friends.

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A service of remembrance will be held at noon Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., Suffolk. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be extended to the family at