Mervin A. Brickhouse

Mervin A. Brickhouse
Norfolk - Mervin A. Brickhouse, affectionately known as "Sis", was born December 25, 1932 in Woodland, N.C. from the union of the late Matilda Wilder Lassiter and George Henry Lassiter. Sis departed this life on December 28, 2012. At a very young age Sis met and married Roosevelt Harrell Sr., and to this union four children were born. Sis moved to Norfolk, Virginia as a young woman, and after several part-time jobs Sis went to work at Penrod, Jurdan and Clark as a measurer. Sis worked twenty years at Penrod before she began a new career as a licensed in home day care provider. Sis cared for and loved many children, and did so until she was no longer able to provide service and decided to retire. She also fellowshipped at Macedonia U.C.C. "Sis" was preceeded in death by her father and mother; her brother, Joe Willie Lassiter, and two sisters, Evelyn Britt and Ella Mae Tillery; her daughter, Matilda A. Harrell, and son, Melvin "Fat Rat" Harrell. She leaves to mourn in her passing, brother, Linwood Porter, sister, Marie Lassiter, sons, Roosevelt Harrell, Jr. (Donna) and George H. Harrell (Brenda), nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A funeral will be held on today Jan. 3, at 12 noon at Riddick Funeral Service, 1225 Norview Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Words of Comfort can be expressed at

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 3, 2013