LASSETER ~ Lee Dell Lasseter was born May 14, 1937 to Alvin Lasseter and Marie Bryant Lasseter in Millen, Georgia. He attended schools in Jenkins County and after high school joined the United States Air Force receiving an honorable discharge.
Lee Dell moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1957 and became a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association, Local 1408. He became a member of the St. Stephens AME Church under the Reverend R. V. Webster. Lee Dell met his wife Betty and they were united in holy matrimony in 1962 and from this union three children were born. He became an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Life took him on another journey to the Washington, DC/Maryland area, where he developed skills to become a brick mason; this was between the years of 1965 – 1971. In 1971, he returned to Jacksonville, Florida and became a Master Builder. Lee Dell then returned to his love of being a Longshoreman and retired in 2017. He and his family often traveled and enjoyed attending family reunions and I.L.A. Conventions that took them to beautiful places around the country.
Lee Dell was preceded in death by his oldest son, parents, one brother and one sister; special cousins, Charlie & Hayward Bryant. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Betty Lasseter; son, Eric Lasseter; daughter, Manettii Layer; grandchildren, Tessaye Layer, Ian Layer, Taye’ Brown; great grandchildren, Malachi Johnson, Tyson Humphries, Madisyn Loman, Elijah Layer & Adonis Layer; sisters, Annie Bell Youman and Queen Ethel Lasseter; aunt, Marilee Chambers; sister-in-law, Gloria Baker; cousins whom he held a special relationship, Willie Bryant & John Whitehead; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many loving friends.
Family and friends will gather at Edgewood Cemetery, 4519 Edgewood Drive North to celebrate the life of Lee Dell “Light Bread” Lasseter 11:00 AM Saturday, January 23, 2021. Visitation Friday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.
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