Michael Lassiter

Michael Lassiter

Charles Michael Lassiter was born in Tampa, Florida, to Charles and Lois Tesseneer Lassiter on May 29, 1958. He went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2022 at the age of 63. He passed this life peacefully at home with his wife Louise at his side.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Louise Lassiter; one sister, Diane Tanner (Don) from Locust Fork; Alabama; two brothers, Jerry Lassiter (Lisa) from Prattville, Alabama and Brian Lassiter (Becca) from Vestavia, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.

Michael graduated from Butler High School in 1976 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Auburn University in 1980. He was employed as a manufacturing engineer at SCI Systems and then Intergraph for a combined twelve years.

Michael then served for twenty-six years in the shipping industry in a variety of positions as a commercial line-haul truck driver, achieving the million-mile accident-free safety award. Michael managed his own apartment business for 15 years, served as president of the Chasewood Owners Association for four years and launched a new small business, Handy-Haul LLC, to better serve his apartment clients.

Michael was a follower of Jesus Christ and passionately proclaimed the good news of eternal life through Jesus’ gospel. He sought to build up believers by teaching the truths from God’s Word. In 1993 he earned a master’s degree in theology from Doctrinal Studies Bible Church’s School of Biblical Theology, Birmingham, Alabama and launched an online ministry to promote accurate Bible translation.

Michael was a gifted musician, singer, and song writer, self-publishing two contemporary Christian albums A New Day is Dawning, 2001, and Endless Love, 2005, both recorded in his own studio under his own label, CML Ministry Productions. Michael’s love of studying the Bible led to three trips to Israel to volunteer with the Associates for Biblical Research performing archaeological digs.

Michael cherished his wife and his happiest times were with Louise in their garden or worshipping together in Bible study and singing. He was loyal to his family and friends and diligent to serve faithfully with the talents and gifts God has given him.

The family received guests Sunday, May 29, at Grant Memorial Chapel,  followed by a memorial service. Michael’s earthly tent was committed to the ground in Kelly Chapel Cemetery, Swearengin, Alabama. Rodney Bodine, Vance Rickman, Joe White, and David Harris served as pallbearers. Pastor Drew Smith officiated the memorial and interment services.