Joseph Elliott Lasserre, age 87, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 in his home in Lawrenceville, GA. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Dottie Ritchie Lasserre; son, David Lasserre (Joan) of El Prado, NM; daughter, Peggy Lasserre Rowden (Clay) of Lawrenceville, GA; grandson, Michael Rowden Lasserre (Rachel) of Birmingham, AL; brothers, Earl Lassere (Rita), Daniel Patrick Lassere (Gertrude); sister, Hazel Scioneaux (Ronald) and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046 for visitation Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 1PM until 2:30PM. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:30PM at Wages & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Frank Cox officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1832 Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth, GA 30096. Memorial Contributions may be made to: North Metro Baptist Church, Hope for the Journey Ministry, or Agape Ministry.

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  1. Joe was a wonderful man who I had the pleasure to know through his sweet daughter Peggy. Although his passing makes our world dimmer, I rejoice in the knowledge that Joe is at peace with our Savior.

  2. sorry I was not able to make the trip with Hazel & the girls—will call you later, Dottie.

    We have so many great memories of our trips to North Georgia to watch the turning of the leaves—and looking for “turkeys”—-remember???

    Love you very much Dottie—-and Peggy and Clay—and Michael,———- and David and Joan——-

  3. My prayers for the Lasserre family during this difficult time. Joe and Dottie, Peggy and Clay are all wonderful people and wonderful neighbors. We will miss Joe. May peace be with you all and know that your precious one is in a better place.

  4. Our love and prayers to Dottie and family at this sad time. Joe was such a nice man who we enjoyed knowing in our Sunday School class. We will have fond memories of Joe and his special smile and twinkle in his eyes. We know that he is smiling in heaven. Our deepest sympathy to Dottie and family.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  6. Our hearts are saddened today – However, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. What a beautiful man of God, I found in Mr. Lasserre; down through the years. I pray the strength of our elders; past and present, for all of your days to come. This is our prayer ~ Love and blessings,
    Robert, Caroline, and; Kennedy

  7. When I think of Joe I want to smile. Joe was such a bright light in our Cancer Support Ministry at North Metro. Dottie my thoughts and prayers are with you. Now Joe is a bright light in heaven. Hugs and love to you Dottie.

    Those we hold most dear never truly leave us … they live on in the kindnesses they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. -Isabel Norton

  8. Dottie, We are so sorry for your loss and the fond memories of being our wonderful neighbors. Joe’s readiness to help and smile will be missed but we know he is always with us in our memories. – God’s Peace, Tom and Lisa Carlysle

  9. When I had joined the Cancer Support Ministry at North Metro, I had the privilege of meeting Joe and Dottie. What a sweet couple and a delight to chat with. What I remember the most was Joe’s wit. Ms.. Dottie and family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Dear Dottie, I was so saddened to hear of Joe’s homegoing. I know things have been difficult for both of you, and I’m grateful his suffering is over, and he’s with The Lord today. However, I know well yours is not, so I pray for you and the family for Our Heavenly Father’s
    peace that passes all understanding, His Comfort and strength for all of you now, and in the days to come. Many wonderful memories of you both. Love, Beth

  11. Peggy – So sorry to hear about your father. Although it has been many years, he was such a nice person and devoted family man. Many prayers to your family – Mark

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