La Grange - It is with immeasurable grief that we the management and staff of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home join with the Lassiter and connected families to announce the earthly transition of Ms. Talaya D. Lassiter age 25, who departed this earthly life in Cobb County, GA, on Friday, January 1, 2021.
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Talaya Daje’Mae Lassiter was born on March 4, 1995 in Goldsboro, NC at Wayne Memorial Hospital to Derrick and Charmaine Lassiter. Talaya left her earthly body on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021.
Talaya also known as “Tay Tay”, attended Wayne School of Engineering where she played basketball at Goldsboro High School and graduated in 2013. She then attended the University of Mount Olive and graduated in 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.
Talaya fell in love with basketball at a young age, and took that love into her adult life. Her favorite teams were the Duke Blue Devils and whatever team Lebron James was on. Talaya enjoyed playing softball with her friends, and enjoyed the musical stylings of Bob Marley and J. Cole.
Talaya began working at her childhood daycare, Small World, where she loved and cherished her grown but not grown teenagers while speaking life and wisdom to them every chance she got.
Talaya began her career at Mayne Pharma in Greenville, where she met and fell in love with a group of beloved friends, she just began working at Cambrex Durham on December 7th.
She joined Best Chapel FWB Church at an early age, and was an active member of the church choir, she was a mentor and a great inspiration to the youth department.
She was predeceased by her aunt LaShauna Lassiter, two great-great aunts Doris Flanagan and Bernice Sutton and one cousin Casey Henderson.
Talaya is survived by her loving family, her parents, Derrick and Charmaine Lassiter; grandmothers, Pamela Henderson of Seven Springs, NC & Virginia Bryant of Dudley, NC; her grandfathers, Arthur Henderson of Seven Springs, NC & Evon Lassiter (Doris) of Fremont, NC & Gabriel Whitfield (Cynthia) of Dudley, NC; her sisters, Aundanea, Jhazmine, and D’Asiah all of the home & brother, Xavier Johnson of Seven Springs, NC; her aunts, Kyndra Boyette & Florosa Lassiter both of Goldsboro, NC; her uncles, Kendrick Henderson of Seven Springs, NC & Stephone Henderson (Ariana) of Sumter, SC; Kendrick Lassiter of Dudley, NC; Richard Henderson of Tennessee; & Tremaine Carraway (Roxanne) of Goldsboro, NC; three cousins: Damarian Henderson, DaRhontae Henderson as well as a host of cousins and friends.
Talaya also leaves to cherish, Raehanna Evans, Maddy Barnes, Kala Overton, & Raegine Lewis.
She had a very special relationship with her younger cousins Ahmad Henderson, Ti’Shauna Lassiter, and Talaja Lassiter
Talaya is joined in eternity by her beloved brothers, Rasheed Jackson and Costello Reese.
Services of Love & Compassionate Care have been entrusted to Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC.