Tina Renee Lassiter

December 16, 1970 - January 10, 2022

12/16/1970 - 01/10/2022

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Saturday January 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Saturday January 29, 2022
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
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Funeral Service

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Tina Renee Lassiter. Tina passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022 at her Chesapeake home while surrounded by her loving family.
Tina was born December 16, 1970 in Stigler, Oklahoma to Lester and Stella Perkins. While still a young child, she moved to the small town of Decatur, Texas. After graduating from high school in Decatur, Tina married and relocated to Germany. While there, she had her first son, Bradley, in 1989, and divorced in 1993. In 1991, Tina started college at Monterey Peninsula College, and after many life events, transferred to Tidewater Community College, proudly graduating summa cum laude with an Associate degree in Business Administration in 2013. She continued her educational pursuits at Regent University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 2017.
In 1994, Tina met the love of her life, Ray Lassiter. After a two-year courtship, they married and  relocated to Chesapeake, Virginia following the end of Ray’s enlistment. She gained a daughter, Kelsey, from Ray’s previous marriage, and they were blessed with their twins, Denton and Dalton, in 2007.
Tina was a dedicated wife, mother, and trusted confidante to many. She always had a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to those who needed to talk. She immersed herself completely in her love for her family, treasuring her children and embracing every moment with them. Tina especially loved her role as a grandmother.
Tina’s passion for country western dancing was infectious—so much so that after a few sock-footed dance lessons in the kitchen, Tina and Ray were inseparable on the dance floor just as they were in life. Every holiday, her kitchen was bursting with everyone’s favorites, including stuffing, casseroles, and pies. There was never an empty stomach at the end of the day. She enjoyed watching soap operas, TV series, and movies.
Tina loved to travel with Ray and was always planning the next trip, seeking out any place with open skies. She earned her scuba certification vacationing in Jamaica, was a one-time bungee jumper, and visited family in Texas and Oklahoma at every opportunity. Along with their twins, Tina and Ray made road trips to North Carolina to visit Kelsey and grandkids, and they drove to the Grand Canyon and the Four Corners.
Tina had an entrepreneurial spirit and many vocational interests, with jobs that included owning and operating a residential cleaning company, working as a secretary and scheduling guru for the family electrical contracting company, and even, despite her petite frame, working as a licensed commercial truck driver. But achieving her goal of earning an accounting degree was her proudest moment. Over the past three-and-a-half years, Tina enjoyed her finance work with the nonprofit arts-in-education organization, Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc. Her dedication to the success of the organization was evident to all she encountered.
Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Perkins and Stella Bryant; her sister, Polly Mooningham; and her niece, Aisha Bryant. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Ray Lassiter; her sons, Bradley (Crystal) Beasley, Dalton Lassiter, and Denton Lassiter; her stepdaughter, Kelsey (Kyle) Meek; her grandchildren, Bradley Jr., Brian, Clarence Jr., Emma, Levi, Madeline, and Penny; her sisters, Lue (Roger) Snider and Vicki (Brian) Nicely; her brothers, Chris Perkins, Dakota (Sandy) Perkins, Shannon Perkins, and Sid Bryant; and her 15 nieces and nephews.
Please join us in celebrating Tina’s life at her visitation and memorial service that will begin Saturday January 29 at 12 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., in Chesapeake, Virginia. There will be a one hour visitation, with the memorial service beginning at 1pm, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Young Audiences of Virginia in Tina’s memory by CLICKING HERE. Checks may be mailed directly to 420 North Center Dr., Suite 239, Norfolk, Virginia 23502. Condolences may be left for the family below.

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Bekah, Jennifer, Jackie, Blake, etc
1 month ago

Tina stayed at our hotel during her cancer treatment. She stayed with us many times during her treatment and she was one of the most soft-spoken and kind-hearted people we know. The Inn on Sheridan team will miss her GREATLY! Her kindness impacted us all. Rest in Peace Tina. We LOVE you
With MUCH LOVE -Bekah, Jennifer, Blake, Jackie and all the Inn on Sheridan Staff member.

Felicia Crest, LaDarius Danner, LaNiya Danner
3 months ago

I just want to express my sincerest condolences to Mrs Tina’s entire family. I cant say enough about how nice she was and I am thankful to have met her. I appreciate you all inviting my son LaDarius into your home to spend time with the boys. They are truly his best friends and processing this loss has been difficult for him as well. I will continue to keep you all lifted in prayer. Mrs Tina will be missed. God Bless you all.

Aisha Noel
4 months ago

Tina was a joy to work with at Young Audiences of Virginia. We spent many times praying and laughing together. I will truly miss her hugs, pretty smile, and words of wisdom. It was an honor to have known and loved Tina aka Sweetie. I thank God for a friendship that was true and pure. Many prayers to Ray, the boys, and the whole family.

Anna Green
4 months ago

Besides being a great team member, Tina always made me laugh. The office will not be the same without her. My thoughts are with everyone that knew and loved her. I know we will all strive to celebrate Tina’s contributions and memory.

Mary Perkins
4 months ago

I’m going to miss you little one, even though we didn’t get to talk much anymore. Love you RIP

Rae Scott Craig
4 months ago

Rest in peace, Tina!! You were such a beautiful soul. The world will suffer a great loss without your presence.

Vicki Bhandary
4 months ago

May you Rest In Peace my beautiful sister. There’s so many memories of us, but I will share 2 of them. The night we all went out to Wild Country together, oh what a night, lol!!! You got into a fight that night, and somehow I got dog piled, and I was screaming that I couldn’t breathe, you was yelling “my sister’s under there, please help her”! I got pulled out and me and you got throwed out of the club. Oh, I was so mad! I was cursing outside and a police officer was out there telling me to stop cursing, of course I didn’t listen, lol. So, he asked me for my ID, I told him my boyfriend had it and he was inside the club. So I got arrested for Failure to Show ID. Brian had no idea where I was. You had to tell him I went to jail. It cost Brian $800 to bond me out that night. Remember that one sis, lol. I know you’re laughing your butt off right now up there too.
Another good memory was the time I went to work with you when you hauled asphalt in that dump truck. All day long you drive and I rode right along with you. And knowing I have big breasts, lol, they bounced and bounced for 9 hours that day. The next morning you asked me if I was ready to go again. I came out of the room in so much pain. My boobs were so sore, all you could do was laugh at me. I will never forget that day sis. I remember telling you how does your foot even reach the pedals, lol. Oh and another one, me, you, and Polly took a road trip to Tennessee together one summer day for dang ole crystal burgers, on the way Polly told me to get ready to flash my our titties to the truckers as we pass them. I told her she was crazy. So when we passed some Polly raised her top up and shook her titties and was smiling waiving, she says ok Vicki Lynn it’s your turn and use a chem light and put it between your titties. So I said ok here goes, I stuck that Chen light between my titties and shook my boobs at the truckers and one of the drivers nearly ran off the road. We laughed so hard and Tina, you was the driver. You couldn’t believe I did that but I did. We talked about that trip over the years. I will never forget you sis. We shared many secrets together and I loved you for just always being there for me. I will always carry you in my heart and spirit. You fought the battle hard sis, until your last breath, now it’s time for you to watch over all of us down here and help protect us. Your talent was so amazing to watch. I will end my memories of you with prayer. May you have comfort and peace now. Hod test your soul sis. God knew what he was doing when he picked you, the perfect angel of them all. You are so free now sis of everything. No worries, no stress, no pain and no suffering. Until I reunite with you, RIP beautiful angel. In Jesus name I pray, Amen….

Jeannie Fulcher
4 months ago

Rest in eternal peace my dear sweet friend. We danced many, many nights at the Moose lodge that I’ll never forget. We had so much fun together whatever we done.
You helped me get through that college course with my math, over the phone mostly. I wouldnt have passed if it wasnt for Tina. She was always there anytime I needed her. What a beautiful person she was, a true gem, and she was my sweet friend to the end. She took secrets with her and never spoke of them to anyone, as she promised. Not many like her that I know of, and I’m so proud to have known her and to have shared so much in such a short amount of time. God truly gained a angel when he gave her, her wings. Tina I’ll love you forever, and I’ll never forget you. One day I’ll see you again, but until my journey is over I’m sure you and Polly are having a good time catching up. Look up one day, I’ll be there, I promise you.