Bonnie Smith Lassiter

Bonnie Smith Lassiter passed away Monday, November 6, 2023. She was born March 8, 1956 in Newport News, VA. If you frequented Cracker Barrel in recent years, you may have been waited on by Bonnie and her infectious smile. She had a love for yard sales and all things beach and Christmas. Bonnie will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Maurice Edwin Smith. She is survived by her husband, James Lassiter; her sons, Adam Horrell (Joyce), Jason Horrell (Heather); her grandchildren whom she adored: Owen, Riley, Wyatt and Grayson Horrell; her mother, Mary Catherine Smith; her siblings: Wanda Campbell (Glenn), Ronnie Smith (Debbie), Cheryl Cutler, Audrey Bonafe (Wesley);  numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and her furry companion, Xena.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Uncle ronnie

    I know my sister is in a better place and I know she will be missed I know she was proud of you adam and Jason and loved you very much and her grand kids. You could not ask for a better mother and she will be watching over you all. God bless you boys and be strong for her that’s what she would have wanted.

  2. John & Susan Waller

    So sorry for your loss, Bonnie always had such a bubbly and happy personality she will be deeply missed.
    Although we know she is in a better place without pain or strife it’s always those who are left behind who suffer most at this time. May you find strength and peace in your memories and comfort from others who share theirs with you.
    God Bless

  3. Jill M Brown

    Bonnie I am gonna miss you so much for your thrive and ambitious thoughts to get through anything that comes your way!! I have worked with our Bonnie for the due diligence she in all of her guest service! She was a sever survivor for everything that came her way! This little person “Our Bonnie ‘ will never be forgotten! She was a force to be wrecking with!! I love you Bonnie!! May you rest in peace and let all of the Stress disappear. RIP!!

  4. Kelly Carter

    “Aunt Bonnie”, you will be missed by soo many of us, and I especially will miss your infectious smile, and hugs! We’ll have to find comfort in just knowing that you are at peace and pain free now!
    Till we see each other again

  5. Cheryl Walters

    Bonnie I miss you so much. Was a hard worker. I remember you would talk about your grandkids all the time. We had some fun times at work. Known you for many years. Always caring . Love you friend.

  6. Jean Thacker

    Bonnie, we’ve been friends for so long. You always had a smile on no matter what. I pray that you’re at peace now. We will all miss you so much. Love you my friend.

  7. Linda W. Seely

    Bonnie was such a wonderful person that I have proudly known for years. She was a great mother, ,grandmother, wife, daughter,sister-in-law and loved her family dearly. She was an animal lover, too. Whenever my husband and I would have lunch at Cracker Barrell, we were always so happy when she was our waitress. She came to the table with a smile and I would immediately ask Bonnie about her family. She would love to talk about her precious grandchildren and what a joy they were to her. Bonnie, enjoy walking the streets of gold and singing with the Angels. Bonnie, you will be missed and I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing you for many years.

  8. John & Cheryl Howard

    Bonnie was our favorite waitress for over 15 years at Cracker Barrel. She always had a smile and worked so hard. We talked about our first grandsons that were born on the same day in May! Our sympathy to the family. I know you will miss her, as we will too.

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