James W. Lambert, Jr.
James W. Lambert Jr. (Jimmy), 57, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jim fought his cancer with strength & grace, and now that his fight is done he leaves behind a loving family and many friends.
Jimmy graduated from Godby High School in 1974. He married his high school sweetheart, Rhonda Hollingsworth, on June 25, 1977. Growing up, he worked in the construction business with his father and began his own business, Lambert Construction Company, which ran successfully for over 30 years. He was the proud father of two children - Billy and Katie Lambert.
Growing up, Jimmy learned to swim, ski (barefoot!), and fish at Lake Mystic with his family. He also loved SGI where he spent many hours enjoying fishing, sailing, and kayaking. Watching beautiful sunsets with Rhonda gave them both memories of a lifetime!
Jimmy is survived by his wife Rhonda, daughter Katie; his parents James W. (Billy) and Barbara K. Lambert; brother Jeff (Janet); sisters Patricia Mehr (Gary) and Debbie Higdon (Warren); along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a lifetime of dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Billy; and his uncle, Broward Lambert.
A memorial service will be held at the Bradfordville First Baptist Church (6494 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32312) at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The visitation will be held at the Bevis Funeral Home (2710 N. Monroe St.) on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Operation Christmas Child (PO Box 3000 | Boone, NC 28607), the Florida Baptist Children's Home (8415 Buck Lake Rd Tallahassee, FL 32317) or Big Bend Hospice (1723 Mahan Center Blvd Tallahassee, FL 32308).
Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat from May 5 to May 7, 2013