Sabert Stanley Lambert, 77, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born in Iredell County on January 5, 1937 to the late John France “Francis” Lambert and Grace Gregory Lambert.
Sabert graduated from Statesville High School and on April 4, 1957 married Martha Ellen Robinette Lambert, who survives. They enjoyed over 57 years of marriage before his passing. He was a member of Calvary Community Church where he had served as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, and Chairman of the Deacon Board. He worked for Southern Screw for 33 years and then worked for the City of Statesville for 12 years before retiring. He enjoyed walking his dog, “Tigger”, fishing, and most of all spending time with his grandkids.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Lambert and a sister, Rachael Fox.
Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife, Martha; three daughters, Torri Melissa L. Whitlow (David), Tabitha Renee L. Stephens (Bruce), and Crystal Michelle L. Smith (Tony), all of Statesville; four grandsons, Mark Stephens (Tiffany), Jordan Stephens, Anthony Smith, and Matthew Smith; one granddaughter, Cortney Lail (Derrick), and one great granddaughter, Haillie Lail. He is further survived by two brothers, Robert and George Lambert; and one sister, Nancy Southers.\
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Lambert will be held 2:00PM Monday, April 21, 2014 at Calvary Community Church with Rev. Don Horton and Rev. Jeff Coley officiating along with son-in-law, Bruce Stephens. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark R. Stephens, Jordan S. Stephens, Anthony Smith, Matthew S. Smith, Todd M. Bowers, and Kimmey L. Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be James Bowers and Jeffery Lambert. The family will visit with friends Sunday evening from 6:30 until 8:00 PM at Nicholson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Community Church, 334 N. Oakland Ave., Statesville, NC 28677. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.