Mrs. Nancy Ellen Jones Lambert, 79, of 21770 NC Hwy 902, Bennett, NC 27208, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2 PM at Beulah Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Dr. Neal Jackson, Dr. Curtis Barbery and Rev. Dan Glockle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lambert was a Chatham County native and a homemaker.
Mrs. Lambert is survived by her husband, Farrell Lambert, of the home; son, Dale Lambert and wife Regena of Bennett; daughters, Arlene L. Ritter and husband Melvin of Bennett, Sheryl L. Comer and husband Jimmy of Robbins, and Janelle L. Tally and husband Tim of Goldston; mother, DeEtte Phillips Jones of Bear Creek; brother, Doyle Jones and wife Elaine of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Chad Ritter and wife Terri, Chance Ritter and wife Amy, Megan R. Sizemore and husband Cliff, Morgan Comer, Worth Comer and wife Jennifer, Amanda Lambert, Jason Lambert, Michelle Lambert, Grayson Tally and Arden Tally; great-grandchildren, Raelyn Sizemore, Blake Ritter and Aidan Sizemore.
She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Harris Jones.
An amazing woman and a blessing to everyone she encountered, Ellen’s faith in Jesus Christ served as a testament to God’s love in action and was expressed through her selfless commitment to others. She was a devoted wife of 62 years, mother and grandmother. The encouraging words that she offered to her family and friends will continue to provide a lifetime of precious memories. All of her grandchildren and great-children will forever remember being cradled in her loving arms while being rocked to sleep in that squeaky rocking chair. As a child care provider and toddler Sunday School teacher for over 30 years, she touched the lives of numerous children in the community.
Her nurturing spirit shone through her love of gardening. One of her greatest passions, genealogy, was displayed through countless hours of research and conversations to learn more about her family heritage. She visited numerous cemeteries and Register of Deeds’ Offices to complete the story of her family lineage. People from all over relied on her talents and expertise to discover more about ancestry. As an active member of The Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the meetings for fact-finding and fellowship were always a highlight. She enjoyed participating in the Chatham County Historical Association and the Moore County Genealogical Society.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 6-9 PM at Joyce-Brady Chapel, 3833 Chatham St., Bennett, NC 27208 and other times at the home of her son, Dale, 21510 NC Hwy 902, Bennett, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to: Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 8454 Howards Mill Rd., Bennett, NC 27208. You may offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Ellen was a very special lady and her family would like to compile special memories of her life into a book. They request that everyone whose life she touched hand write or e-mail their memories to Janelle Tally, 2196 Hwy 42, Goldston,NC 27252 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dale Lambert,21510 NC Hwy 902, Bennett, NC 27208 (email@example.com)