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Frances Stuart

November 8, 1939 — November 7, 2014

Frances Carol Lambert Stuart, 74 passed away on Friday, November 7th, 201 at her home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 8th at Joyce-Brady Funeral Home in Bennett, NC and other times at the home. The Celebration of her Life will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 9th at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church in Robbins, NC with Rev. Edwin Moore and Rev. Curtis Oakley officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Born November 8, 1939, in Robbins, NC, Fran was the daughter of Joe Comer Lambert and Guitie Williamson Lambert. She is survived by two sisters, Delores Garner and husband, Linville Garner of Bennett, and Louise Martin and husband, Benny of Monroe; two brothers, Richard Lambert and wife, Betty of Archdale and Wayne Lambert and wife, Doris of Asheboro. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Colvin Lambert, Calvin Lambert, Durward  Lambert, and Herbert  Lambert; sisters, Blanche Kidd, Mozelle Comer, Aileen Jones, Mildred Latta, and Ruth Short. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Linda Stuart Baulding, and husband, Bill of Mt. Holly as well as many nieces and nephews.

On April 30, 1960, she married the love of her life, Jerry Stuart, who survives. They were blessed with three children, Sherry Stuart Poplin and husband, Dale of Albemarle; Stanley Blake Stuart of Siler City; and Douglas Stuart and wife, Stacey of Siler City. Fran has four grandchildren, Tristan Stuart and Caemon Stuart of Siler City, Samuel Poplin of Albemarle, and step-grandson, Gary Gallimore, Jr. of Denton.  Fran’s family was special to her and she enjoyed the times they spent together.

Fran worked as an Activities Director for Brian Center as well as in retail sales. She had a love for working with and helping senior citizens. Fran was very proud of the musical heritage and talents that she shared throughout her life. From singing gospel music with her brothers and sisters as the “Lambert Family”, to teaching her children to sing harmony in a trio, to learning to play the electric bass and upright bass after the age of 50, to sharing the stage with her husband as they played bluegrass music with friends – she was thankful for the relationships that music brought to her life. She was also proud of her family and took pride in their accomplishments.

During Fran’s lengthy illness, her faith and determination were an inspiration to many. The family would like to thank the following doctors and their staff: Dr. Todd Granger, Dr. Robert Pohlmeyer, Dr. John Fessenden, Dr. Byron Hoffman, Community Home Care and Hospice of Chatham County, and ComForcare Senior Services for the compassionate care that they provided to Fran and her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Acorn Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 288 Acorn Ridge Road, Robbins, NC 27325 or GHA Autism Support P.O. box 2487 Albemarle, NC 28002.

Joyce-Brady Funeral Home of Bennett is serving the Stuart family.

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