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The Lassiter

May 27, 1952 — June 12, 2015

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

He was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High in Suffolk, VA, Fisk University, Boston University, and Eden Theological Seminary. He was currently the pastor of East View United Church of Christ and professor of religious studies at John Carroll University. He also served as Pastor in Residence at John Carroll University. He was a member of William T. Boyd lodge number 79, Moorland on the Move Community Association, Epilepsy Action Network, and the Ecumenical Disciples.

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

The family prefers that those who wish make contributions in his name to East View United Church of Christ, 15615 Chagrin Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120.

Funeral Services will be held at Plymouth Church, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 on Saturday, June 20th at 12 Noon. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT CHURCH PRIOR TO THE SERVICE FROM 10:00 AM TO 12 NOON. Interment Cleveland Memorial Gardens.

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