Linda Johnson Lambert

Published 6:25 am Tuesday, June 18, 2013

May 5, 1957 –

June 14, 2013

Services for Linda Dianne Johnson Lambert, 56, of Whigham, Ga., were held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2013, at Whigham Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Burdick officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, in Whigham.

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Mrs. Lambert passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the home of her mother in Whigham.

Active pall bearers were: Rodney Lambert, Eric Betts, Casey Allison, Steve Akridge, Bill Elkins, P.J. Greene, Emmett Brock and Dan Lambert. Honorary pallbearers were Sue Bell, Marvalynn Carroll, Ryan Giddens, Jennifer DePappa and Debra Middleton.

Mrs. Lambert was born on May 5, 1957, in Cairo, to Carolyn Ponder Johnson and the late Forrest Carter Johnson. On May 6, 1977, at Magnolia Baptist Church, in Whigham, she married Ted Ryan Lambert, who survives. She was a bookkeeper with First Port City Bank, and was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. Linda loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Ted R. Lambert of Whigham; her children and spouses, Sabrina D. and Zane N. Owens of St. Marys, Ga., Brian K. and Monica L. Lambert of Newalla, Okla., and Eric L. Lambert of Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan; grandchildren, Elissa D. and Jude M. Owens of St. Marys, Carter R. and Ava Lyn Lambert of Newalla; mother, Carolyn P. Johnson of Whigham; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred Betts of Bainbridge, Juanita and Greg Lewis of Byron, Ga., Joanne and Danny Slaughter of Thomasville, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Forrest C. Johnson; maternal grandparents, Marvin L. and Altameda Robinson Ponder; paternal grandparents, Lonnie P. and Lucy Bell Carter Johnson.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Lambert to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38101-2151; Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, Inc., 9420 Blackshear Hwy., Baxley, GA 31513-9982; or Covenant Care Services, 3950 Ridge Ave., Macon, Ga. 31210.

Clark Funeral Home, of Cairo, Ga., was in charge.