William Henry Lambert (Salem Ruritan)

William Lambert was

a member of the

Salem Ruritan Club

Obituary from the Found and Sons website:

On Friday August 19, 2016 William Henry Lambert entered into eternal rest from his private home in Culpeper, VA. William was born on July 15, 1933 to the late Bing Lambert Sr. and Clara Hart Lambert of Orange, VA. He was born the fourth out of five siblings, and preceded in death by his brother’s Oscar Lambert, Granville Lambert, and Bing Lambert Jr.

He attended Virginia Teachers College and obtained a certificate in agricultural business. He enlisted in the United States Army where he served on active duty in the Korean War, and received an Honorable Discharge for his faithful service. Thereafter, he served and retired from Rappahannock Electric Coop after 33 years of committed service as a utility technician. He enjoyed an additional 20 years of work after retirement as a school bus driver for the Culpeper School system.

William married Joann Jones on October 19, 1957, and with this union they had two children. William joined Antioch Baptist church in 1960 were he became an ordained Deacon in 1962, and later became Chairman of the Deacon Board. He joined Immanuel Christian Ministries upon its inception in 2011. He faithfully carried out his duties with great dedication and commitment under the leadership of Co- Pastor’s Rev. Dr. Milton Branch, and Rev. Judith Freeman Moss. William served in ministry for 53 years.

William was a dedicated philanthropist and community leader with an intentional investment in the educational development and economic stability of children in the Culpeper community. He was a member of the Optimist Club and Salem Ruritan Club with over 50 years of fellowship, goodwill and community service.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 59 years Joann Lambert, of Culpeper, VA; two daughters Elder Etta Lambert Fleet of Culpeper, VA, and Dr. Sylisa Lambert-Woodard, son-in-law Eric J. Woodard of Stafford, VA; five grandchildren, Adwela Dawes of Fredericksburg, VA, Keriesha Dawes of Richmond, VA, Sadesha Dawes of Culpeper, VA, Eric Justin Woodard II of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Anika Woodard of Stafford, VA. He leaves a legacy of love to his two great-grandchildren Simora Dawes of Fredericksburg, VA, and William Na’schon Waldon of Culpeper, VA. He also leaves one loving sister, Annie Mae White of Washington D.C., nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

He left an indelible mark as a faithful and committed servant, inspiring those around him to contribute to the well- being of others. He was filled with the Holy Spirit, and lived as a steward of the earth. His lighthearted banter and witty humor was most endearing to his grand and great-grandchildren. William’s legacy of work accomplishments, love for his family, commitment, and unwavering faith resulted in his mantra “God’s got this” in his final days. His mindfulness of the daily gift of life was an infectious gift to family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West St, Culpeper with the Rev. Milton Branch officiating, with viewing for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery with military honors provided by Culpeper VFW Post 2524.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in his name to Immanuel Christian Ministry Building Fund, P. O. Box 2123, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.

Found and Sons Funeral Chapels and Cremation Services is serving the family.