Shirley-Lambert-Obituary

Shirley Ware Lambert

Hampton, Arkansas

Nov 11, 1944 – Mar 25, 2018 (Age 73)

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Shirley Ware Lambert, 73 of Hampton, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was born November 11, 1944 in Ft. Worth to the late Ray and Ozelle Garner Ware. She was also preceded in death by her husband Gene Lambert. She is survived by her son William "Bill" (Mearlene) Ball of Genoa; her daughter Marina (John) Henry of Hampton; her grandchild Morgan Echols of Genoa. Shirley was retired from Smackover State Bank after many years of service to the El Dorado Community. She was the former secretary, Sunday school teacher and singer at Antioch Baptist Church for more than thirty years. She had a deep love for her church family. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10AM Friday at Antioch Baptist Church of Hampton. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

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Shirley and I had some time together in Little Rock that will always be special to me. She was a beautiful black haired teen.I was around 8 years old and my grandmother Purtle was ill with cancer. My mom and sister went to take care of her leaving Dad and I at home. I would often stay with Aunt Ozell and Shirley on Friday night. That was date night at Troy's roller rink. I could already skate by then but I was too young for the Friday night skate. Shirley wasn't. She took me with her. It is a...

Shirley was a joy to me in our times together at Hall High. She was always sweet and kind to me--a beacon of goodness in a '60s world of increasing badness. I admired her and enjoyed our times together. I hope she will be there to greet me in the next world when I go to join that happy throng in the glorious congregation of God's Kingdom. Most Sincerely, Richard Lucy.

Thinking about your family, and I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.