Edna Lassiter

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 24, 2008

Edna W. Lassiter
NEWPORT NEWS—Edna Wilcox Lassiter, 84, died Oct. 21, 2008, at Riverside Hospital.
Born in Suffolk and raised in Boykins, she was the daughter of the late Robert Alexander Wilcox and Edna Gardner Wilcox and the widow of William James Lassiter Jr.
Throughout her life she was a faithful Christian, devoted beyond measure to her large family and dear friends, and a spirited volunteer.
At First Baptist Church of Norfolk she was a long-time member of her women’s Bible study group, she served as president of the Woman’s Club of South Norfolk, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the DAR, and a member of the Republican Woman’s Club of Virginia Beach, where she also volunteered as a precinct captain.
She laughed much, prayed daily, loved flowers and gardens, snowmen and teddy bears, adored her family, and cherished her late husband.
Survivors include her two daughters, Cathy Huckins of Williamsburg and Pamela Chambers (Darrell) of Greensboro, N.C.; her six grandchildren, Christine Franck of New York, N.Y.; Scott Huckins of Seattle, Wash.; Brian Huckins (Debbie) of Williamsburg; Jennifer Cooper (Justin) of Goring-by-Sea, England; April Eller (Kevin) of Greensboro, N.C.; and Specialist 4th Class Matthew Chambers of Fort Richardson, Alaska; and her seven great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Connor Huckins of Williamsburg; Ashley and Caitlin Cooper of Goring-by-Sea; and Aidan, Sadie, and Isabelle Eller of Greensboro; and three of her four siblings, her much-loved sisters Frances Forehand of Chesapeake and Margaret Wilroy (Jack) of Boykins; and her brother Victor Grizzard (Edith) of Boykins.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Norfolk. The Rev. Dick Baker will officiate.
The graveside service will follow at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Francis Gay Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1146 Rodgers Street, Chesapeake.
Memorial contributions may be made to her favorite charities: the First Baptist Church of Norfolk or the Republican National Committee.
Mangus H. Wheeler Jr.
GARNER, N.C.—Mangus Henry “Junior” Wheeler, 77, a long time resident of Norfolk, died Oct. 21, 2008.
He was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., a son of the late Mangus Henry and Nellie Walker Wheeler, and was predeceased by his wife, Wanona Ewell Wheeler.
Mr. Wheeler was a retired construction contractor and a member of the Holiness Church.
Survivors include his four sisters, Helen Marie Story of Chapin, S.C., Nellie Mae Williams of Colerain, N.C., Mary V. Jenkins of Aulander, N.C. and Bettie Ropelewski; one brother, Grady D. Wheeler of Goldsboro, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Sharon James officiating.
Interment will follow at Mt. Horeb Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org.