OBITUARY

Lula Bell Lambert

February 7, 1942February 16, 2021

Lula B. Spencer-Lambert passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Booneville, MS. She was born February 7, 1942 to Bedford Forrest and Nancy Thomas Spencer. She was retired from Marietta Manufacturing Company and a beloved member of Marietta Church of Christ. Lula is survived by one sister: Cathryn Jackson, and one brother-in-law: Albert Taylor. As well as a host of nieces and nephews. Lula was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband: Horace Lambert, one brother: Chester Spencer, and five sisters: Geraldine Spencer, Clester Jackson, Vester Fowler, Clar Ray Taylor and Lilly Young. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 21, 2021. Service will be held at the Marietta Church of Christ, with Minister Ronnie Livingston officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2:00PM on Sunday February 21, 2021 at the Marietta Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be Mark Jackson, Tommy Young, Jackie and Billy Spencer, Mike Johnson, and Rusty Oaks. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marietta Church of Christ Building Fund.

McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Cathryn Jackson, sister
  • Albert Taylor, Brother-in-law
  • Bedford Forrest Spencer, Father (deceased)
  • Nancy Thomas Spencer, Mother (deceased)
  • Horace Lambert, Husband (deceased)
  • Chester Spencer, Brother (deceased)
  • Geraldine Spencer, Sister (deceased)
  • Clester Jackson, Sister (deceased)
  • Vester Fowler, Sister (deceased)
  • Clar Ray Taylor, Sister (deceased)
  • Lilly Young, Sister (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Jackson
  • Tommy Young
  • Jackie Spencer
  • Billy Spencer
  • Mike Johnson
  • Rusy Oaks

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Janette Taylor

February 20, 2021

I was sorry to hear of Lula's passing.She was a very sweet and kind lady. May God bless her family as they go through this time.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Lula Bell Lambert was a modest woman, quiet and observant in her ways. She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook. Realistic about life, she was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

      Lula was born on February 7, 1942 at Lula was born at home with the help of a neighbor. In Prentiss, MS. her parents were Bedford and Nancy Spencer. Lula was raised in Prentiss County, Mississippi. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

      Growing up in the Lambert household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Lula was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and she was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Lula was raised with Lula had Seven Siblings; one brother and six sisters. Lula had one brother named Chester Spencer; six sisters named Vester, Clester, ClarRay, Lillie, Geraldine, and Catherine Spencer. Lula was constantly involved in activities with her brothers and sisters. Lula and her siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Lula was always consistently loyal to her family.

      As a young child, Lula was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. She wasn’t pushy and never forced her way into games or other activities. Lula developed a variety of interests, though, and the things she enjoyed doing she did well. She was always curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Lula did not take part of any sports. Lula was a member of the 4H Club. Lula enjoyed to read magazines in her spare time. Lula's most memorable achievement was her being the first person in her family to graduate high school. However, what Lula enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

      While her teachers and even her friends generally thought of Lula as being a serious person, she managed to have a pretty good time in high school as she made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Marietta High School. In 1962. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was History. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Mrs. Marie Spain. She became accomplished as a sewer. Lula was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using her exceptional memory, she was able to learn much through observation. Lula always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though she could easily master any problem that might be presented to her.

           Always considered to be a solid friend, Lula was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during her life. Since she disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw her own conclusions based on direct observation, Lula was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew her. She was committed to her friends and valued the trust she placed in them. It was not uncommon for Lula to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought her out for advice because she had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of her best friends were Margaret Fowler, Moyese Jackson, and Ruby Lee Chambers. Later in life, she became friends with Margaret Fowler, Moyese Jackson, and Ruby Lee Chambers.

      On April 17, 1987 Lula exchanged wedding vows with Horace Edward Lambert at the Zion Rest Community of Prentiss, Ms. Compassionate and devoted to Horace, Lula held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Horace and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

      Lula greatly enjoyed what she did for a living. She was a hard worker who expected the same in return from her co-workers. She was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Lula enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Lula was excellent at meeting deadlines. She was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Her primary occupation was being a Bagger at a Garment Manufacturing Company. She was employed through the Marietta Manufactoring. Lula worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Lula liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into her hobbies, where she was very methodical in how she organized her activities and categorized things. Since she enjoyed her private time, Lula always tried to allocate a specific time for working on her hobbies. Lula's favorite pursuits were spending time with family, and watching game shows. Lula was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Many organizations were grateful to have Lula as a member, since she always brought with her a “stick to it” attitude and a high degree of common sense. Using straightforward methods to successfully complete the job, Lula was a great planner who was incredibly well organized. It seemed that she was able to schedule any event or activity with ease. She always seemed to know exactly what needed to be done. In high school, Lula was a member of the 4-H Club. Throughout her later years, Lula was an active member of the Lions Club.

      As a woman who always showed great commitment to the things she believed in, it’s little wonder that Lula was so active in her community. Being practical and mentally disciplined, Lula preferred to base her decisions on first-hand experiences. Lula was never afraid to roll up her sleeves and dig right in. Lula was a member of several community groups, including serving on committees for the Lions Club. Politically, Lula was a Demorcrat.

      Lula was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of Marietta Church of Christ for 60 Years. During that time, she was an active participant in congressional singing. She was a sympathetic woman who valued her beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

      Lula sought out practical solutions, not individual recognition. She was always grounded and objective, feeling a strong sense of responsibility for taking care of what needed to be done. This selfless attitude earned Lula many accolades for her efforts and achievements. Some of her most prestigious awards included a 25 year pin by Marietta Manufactoring Company.

      Lula enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since she was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Lula appeared effortless. She enjoyed researching all of her examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where she traveled, Lula always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included a high school trip to Nashville, TN.

      Lula was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Lula’s favorites was A dog named Sue. They were best friends for Approximately 10 years. Her family was rounded out by her only dog named Sue.

      When Lula’s retirement finally arrived in 2005, she was well prepared. She always trusted and placed value in what was logical and in the things she knew, so she was very confident in planning her retirement. She had begun the process early and had her retirement all laid out well in advance. Her new life involved relocating to Marietta, MS. In retirement, she found new pleasure in church and spending time with her sister. Even in retirement, Lula continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in her new community and felt fulfilled.

      Lula Bell Lambert passed away on February 16, 2021 at Baptist Hospital Booneville, MS. Lula faught a brave battle against lung cancer. She is survived by her sister Catherine Jackson. Services were held at Marietta Church of Christ. Lula was laid to rest in Zion Rest Cemetary.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Lula Bell Lambert. She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved.