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Helen Virginia (Grim) Lambert

September 16, 1929October 9, 2020

Helen Virginia Grim Lambert, 91, a resident of Rockingham, died October 9, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Lambert was born on September 16, 1929 in New Market, VA, a daughter of the late Charles William and Fannie Showns Grim Sr.

Helen was the oldest living member of St. James United Methodist Church. She retired from James Madison University after 25 years where she was a switchboard operator. She loved to travel and learned to play golf which she enjoyed.

On June 7, 1947 she married Varlie “Bob” Lambert who preceded her in death on November 16, 2018. Surviving are her daughter Carolyn Ball and husband Frank of Rockingham, VA; granddaughter Jocelyn Dale and husband Matt of Richmond, VA; great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Audrey Dale; sisters, Bettie Jackson, Shirley Moomaw, and Doris Meza; and her brother, Charles Grim, Jr. and wife Sharon.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Varlie Lambert, Jr., sister, Geneva Jackson, and brothers, Herbert, William and John Grim.

Friends may view and sign the register book on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Bridgewater with Pastor Carrie Talbott officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. James United Methodist Church, 1525 Cecil Wampler Rd., Pleasant Valley, Virginia, 22848.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com


  • Carolyn Ball & husband, Frank, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Jocelyn Dale & husband, Matt, Granddaughter & her husband
  • Stephanie Dale, Great-Granddaughter
  • Audrey Dale, Great-Granddaughter
  • Bettie Jackson, Sister
  • Shirley Moomaw, Sister
  • Doris Meza, Sister
  • Charles Grim, Jr. & wife Sharon, Brother & Sister-in-law
  • Varlie "Bob" Lambert, Husband (deceased)
  • Varlie Lambert, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Fannie Showns Grim, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles William Grim, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Geneva Jackson, Sister (deceased)
  • Herbert Grim, Brother (deceased)
  • William Grim, Brother (deceased)
  • John Grim, Brother (deceased)

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  • St. James United Methodist Church


  • Public Viewing

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Helen Virginia (Grim) Lambert

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mary warner

October 16, 2020

I remember you well Helen. I started working at JMU in the late 70s. You were the one I called for help when I needed a phone number at JMU. What I also received was a friendly encouraging welcome every time I called. I know you were a blessing to everyone who called. Rest in Peace lovely lady.

Judy Kincaid Schwab

October 12, 2020

Carolyn, I’m so very sorry for your loss. It’s one of the hardest things to learn to live with. Just know that the memories make it easier as time goes by. Love to you and your family.

Judy Kincaid Schwab

Betty Stover

October 11, 2020

Carolyn and Family
We were so sorry to hear about your sweet Mother. We are keeping you all in our thoughts.


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