Catherine E. Lambert

Published 9:00 am Monday, August 2, 2021

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Funeral service for Mrs. Catherine E. Lambert will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Freedom Church, with interment at Robert’s Memorial Cemetery in Lawrence County. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, August 2, at Freedom Church and will resume at Noon on Tuesday before the service.

Mrs. Catherine E. Lambert, better known to everyone as “Jean”, was born on January 28, 1945, to Mrs. Eunice H. Thames and William Garrison. She was born in Tylertown, MS, and lived the majority of her life in Jayess, MS. She attended and graduated from Topeka-Tilton School where she fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Cleveland Lambert. They were wed on October 29th, 1963, and remained so until Cleveland preceded her in death on July 16, 1999.

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She is survived by their loving daughter, Angela Kay Dunaway, married to J. Dewayne Dunaway, both of Jayess, MS. She is preceded in death by their beloved son, Timothy C. Lambert, on May 6, 1996.

Jean had a granddaughter Ashlie Payne, married to Kaleb Payne, and two grandsons, Zane Wilson and Zachary Dunaway. She also had three great-grandchildren (Keegan Foster, Kylen Payne and Aliza Payne) who brought her much joy.

Nursing was the career that Jean pursued, and she graduated in the first class of Associate Degree Nursing from the Southwest MS Junior College in Summit, MS. She enjoyed and excelled at nursing for almost 40 years, working in diverse areas and touching many lives. She spent many of those years in management or supervisory roles, beginning at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello, MS. She later transitioned her career to King’s Daughter’s Medical Center (KDMC), where she would retire after 30 years of service.

Jean, later in her life, met and married Jesse Alexander in March 2007 and remained so until he preceded her in death on February 7, 2010. Through this marriage she gained a stepdaughter Wanda Miller, married to Kim Miller, and step-son Philip Alexander, married to Nelwyn Alexander, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed being a part of Freedom Church, her family, flower gardening, volunteering at KDMC ED, and shopping with her bestie — Lanell Lambert. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed doing so with family and friends, rarely declining an adventure.

Our beloved, mother, grandmother, friend and nurse to all, went peacefully to be with Jesus, whom she loved dearly, on July 31, 2021. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her, and her legacy will never be forgotten.

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