Mr. Jimmy Allen Lambert, age 79 passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at St. Andrews Living Center.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Friendship Southern Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jesse Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Running Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, in Locust.
Jimmy was born January 4, 1939 in Stanly County, a son of the late Luther Eli Lambert and Eunnie Martha Lambert. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lambert and a brother, Johnny Lambert.
Jimmy previously worked at Cannon Mills, and he retired from Clinipad Medical Supplies in Charlotte. He was also known as “Mr. Jimmy” who was the bus and van driver for Lamberts Daycare, which his wife owned and operated for many years. He used to coach little league baseball, and he thoroughly enjoyed getting away to their lake house down on Lake Tillery. Many a fish were caught, and many sunsets were viewed from there. Jimmy was a member of Friendship Southern Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Burris Lambert; son, Jody Lambert and wife, Gloria; grandchildren, Ethan, Eli and Katie; sister-in-law, Dolly Lambert, nieces, nephews and a host of Burris family who will miss Jimmy dearly.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Southern Baptist Church Building Fund, 180 West Avenue, SW, Concord, NC 28027 or to the Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road #250, Charlotte, NC 28209.