Memorial services for Sigur Elizabeth Tucker Lassiter have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. January 2, 2017 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating.
Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery.
Sigur passed away at the age of 70 on December 21, 2016 following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Daniel W. Tucker and Elinor Johnson Tucker, brother; Daniel W. Tucker, Jr., and a dear friend, Nelle Wheeler of Summerville, Georgia.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie D. Lassiter of Athens; sons; Joe Lassiter and wife, Cindy, of Cedar Park; Ben Lassiter and wife Angela of Austin, and daughter, Susan Padgett and husband, Boyd of Athens, grandchildren; Emily Lassiter, Ally Lassiter, Lexi Lassiter, Nathan Houck, Elizabeth Padgett, Whitney Molandes, great grandchild; Riley Mae Molandes. Her surviving extended family includes her nephews; BJ Tucker and wife Amy of Ovilla, Texas, David Tucker and wife Angie of Mansfield, Texas; sister-in-law, Nancy Tucker of Mansfield, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. In North Carolina, she leaves behind; her father -in-law; Hubert J. Lassiter of Woodland, NC; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Allen and Phyllis Lassiter of Rich Square, NC; and brother-in-law, Larry Lassiter of Woodland, NC.
Sigur was born on April 2, 1946 in Nacogdoches, Texas. And graduated from Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, Texas in 1964, the same year she lost her mother. After attending several colleges, she joined the United States Air Force in 1966. While stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, she met and married Eddie Lassiter, a native of Woodland, North Carolina. The couple worked at the base hospital where Sigur was a medical records specialist and Eddie was a flight Surgeon tech. After release from the United States Air Force in December, 1968, Sigur and Eddie lived in Opelika, Alabama. In 1970, as a young wife, she lost her father. Eddie and Sigur moved to North Carolina in 1974 and then returned to Texas with their family of three children in 1983. During these years, Sigur began a lifelong friendship with Nelle Wheeler, who served as a much beloved mother figure to her. Nelle also passed away this past year. Sigur was a graduate of Trinity Valley Community College and the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Journalism. She was an accomplished person with many talents including desktop publishing, photography, and needle point. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Sigur was a kind and loving person who cared deeply for her family and always helped others. She will be mourned by many and surpassed by very few. Her words to her family would be "Love does not die, people do. So, when all that's left of me is love, give me away as best you can." (Author Unknown).
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of East Texas Medical Center in Athens and Tyler, Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens, and a heartfelt gratitude to Brenda Combs, her loving caregiver.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made securely online or mailed to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, Georgia. 30047.
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