Lucille Jennings Lambert, 82, of Bealeton, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Mother Lucille Jennings Lambert was born May 10, 1936, in Lynchburg, to the late Charles Jennings and Mary Etta Smith. She attended Fauquier County Public Schools. She married the late Stanley Lee Lambert and they resided in Fauquier County. One could summarize Mother Lambert’s passions with three Gs: God, Grandchildren and Gardening. In 1980, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ, which transformed her life and the lives of her descendants.
For 38 years, Mother Lambert sought to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission in Matthew 28 and Mark 16. She became an active member of the local church and gave selflessly to both her family and community. In addition to being a matriarch and backbone to her own family, Mother Lambert evangelized to the lost, fed the hungry, cared for the less fortunate, ministered to the incarcerated, visited the sick in hospitals and nursing homes and provided a home to the homeless.
Mother Lambert was also a woman of mountain-moving faith and believed in the power of prayer. She actively interceded for her family, friends, community and our country even through her final moments. Her unshakeable faith also gave her great physical strength even as she aged. She frequently bragged that the Holy Spirit gave her the youth of a 16-year-old girl! Now that Mother Lambert is in Heaven, we believe she’s giving Samson, the Bible’s strongest hero, a run for his money!
Mother Lambert was preceded in death by her husband; her siblings, Margaret Carter, Jesse Smith and Jean Smith, and her son, Stanley Lambert Jr.
Mother Lambert is survived by her six children, Rev. Irene McKinney, Leroy Jennings, William Lambert, Mary Lambert, Geraldine Chichester and Samuel Lambert; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Jennings and the late LeeAnn Lambert; a son-in-law, William Chichester Jr.; three sisters, Christine Williams, Louvenia Williams and Earlene O’Bannion and their husbands Edward J. Williams, the late Reginald Williams, Charlie Thompson respectively; three sisters-in-law, Liza Olson, Mary Walton and Lillian Turner; three former in-laws, Caren Carter, Valerie Murray and Russell Booker Sr.; 15 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 19, at Faith Christian Church and International Outreach Center at 6472 Duhollow Road, Warrenton. The funeral with take place at noon Friday, October 19, at the church with Dr. Decker H. Tapscott Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery at 11575 Kings Hill Road in Bealeton. Arrangements are by Moser Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tyrone Lambert, William Chichester III, Darryl Chichester, Russell Booker Jr., Jermaine Robinson and Denzel Chichester and great-grandson Travis Johnson.
Flowers can be sent to Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Memorials may be given to her eldest daughter, Rev. Irene McKinney at 6528 Schoolhouse Road Bealeton, Va. The family of Mother Lambert wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Moser Funeral Home, Fauquier Hospital, Capital Caring Hospice Services, Catlett Assemblies of God Church, Dr. Decker H. Tapscott Sr. and Faith Christian Church and International Outreach Center, ministers and friends.