Alberta Lamm Ferrell

August 15, 1935July 20, 2020

Alberta Lamm Ferrell, 84, of Wilson died peacefully July 20, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted 9:00 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson.

Alberta was born August 15th, 1935 in Wilson County, the youngest daughter of the late Elisha Washington Lamm and Sally Coleman Lamm. Before graduating valedictorian of Rock Ridge High School, she met her future husband, Reese Homer Ferrell at the Beta Club Convention in Asheville, NC. He asked her to dance, and she said yes. A few years later, by chance they met again in downtown Wilson, Alberta working at BB&T and Daddy home on leave from the Air Force. In Mama’s words, “God works in mysterious ways, His miracles to perform.” Alberta was a faithful member of Hornes United Methodist Church, serving in United Methodist Women, the Joy Team and singing in the Choir. She worked at Wilson Optical Center for 30 years. She dearly loved her church family and her work family. Alberta was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and cherished the time she spent with them.

Alberta is survived by her husband of 63 years, Reese Homer Ferrell; their three daughters, Renee Ferrell Habit (Chris), Kaye Ferrell Dowd (Tim) and Kimberly Ferrell Lamm (Paul); 7 grandchildren, Kelly Habit Gibson (Derek), Laura Elizabeth Dowd, Jessica Leigh Lamm (John Rodney), Brooke Lamm Hovis (Justin), Matthew Tyler Habit (Nicole), Eric Timothy Dowd (Caroline) and Scott Franklin Lamm (Jeannie); 11 great- grandchildren; and one sister, Alda Lamm Fountain.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lorraine Lamm Davis.

Alberta’s daughters would like to thank the staff of Autumn Care of Nash for the warmth and compassion shown to their beloved mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hornes United Methodist Church, 165 West Hornes Church Road, Wilson, NC 27896.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


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Sherrie & Steve Harkins

August 4, 2020

We’re so sorry for your family’s loss.
Alberta was a lovely lady.

Ann ( Mosley ) Manning

July 26, 2020

I was so very sorry to read of the loss of Mrs. Ferrell. Unfortunately I did not see it in the paper until after the services were over. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Ferrell at the eye center and also when I would see her, Kay, Renee, and Kim when I would go visit Faye Summerlin across the street. She was a lovely, precious lady. Love, prayers, and tight hugs for all of you and Mr Ferrell. God's blessings.

Clint Murray

July 25, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the family during this time... I just cant stop thinking that everyone right now is up in heaven having a giant party and eating the heavenly edition of superdogs with chili. :0) I remember also how good those parties were here on earth at Christmas, like it was yesterday and cant even imagine what its like in heaven right now. May Gods love and peace surround and fully embrace everyone in this time of rememberance.

Alan Gardner

July 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Alberta. She was a sweet and caring person and admired by so many. I hope you’re able to find time to celebrate and cherish the times you had with her her while in our world. Blessings to you all.



July 22, 2020

Renee and Chris, our condolences and prayers for you and your family at this time.

Ronald and Jana

Eugena Ellis

July 22, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. It was an honor to work near Mrs Alberta Ferrell for a number of years. May God's peace and comfort continue to be with you.

Patricia Thompson

July 22, 2020

May peace be with family and friend during this time. Have known Mrs. Alberta along time nice person went to school with her girls.

Rosalie E. Bardin

July 22, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy with love and prayers during the loss of your Mother.

Rosalie Ellis Bardin

Wayne Wallace

July 21, 2020

Renee and Chris, our thoughts and prayers are with you both as you mourn the loss of your mom.
Wayne and Nalda Wallace


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