Lola Juanita (Bowman) Lambert, 92, of Norphlet, AR, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born on December 9, 1925 in Smackover, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Earl and Nannie Moore Bowman. Juanita was an example of a truly virtuous woman. She had an unwavering devotion to God and family. In her early years, she faced the loss of her mother when she was 16 and assumed the role of caregiver for her siblings. After she married the love of her life, she began her lifelong devotion to and care of her young family. She raised her children to believe and trust in Jesus and held fast to her belief that God was to be the most important thing in their lives. Although during her entire adult life she never had a job outside the home, you could see from a very early age she was taking care or her family, which became the job of a lifetime. She taught her children and family to be faithful in church attendance and always show that belief and trust in Jesus was the most important thing they could ever do. Every Sunday she prepared lunch for as many as 16-20 family members and guests without ever missing a day of church. She taught by example how to treat others with respect, serve others in church, school and community. She was a member of Norphlet United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of United Methodist Women, Norphlet Civic Club and was a recipient of the Norphlet Citizen of the Year Award.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Murray Lambert, an infant grandson, Samuel Jason Lambert, her brothers, Lee Bowman, Bud Bowman, one sister, Nan Stanley.
Survivors are two sons Hal Lambert (Jan), and Jimmy Lambert (Vicki), one daughter Mendal Bonsall (Jim) all of Norphlet; grandchildren Craig Bonsall (Amanda), Brooke Bonsall , Erin Williams (Chris) and Tiffany Meadows (Clint), all from El Dorado. Lindsay Cortez (Kevin), Joni Crawford (Cody) all of Fayetteville, AR. Amy Margis (Brandon) of Hot Springs, AR., Nicholas Lambert (Caylie) of Calion, AR. Great Grandchildren: Kendal Bonsall, Madilyn Bonsall, Marleigh Bonsall, Isabella Cortez, Carly Meadows, Lambert Williams, Reed Crawford, Tate Meadows, Anna Grace Crawford, Olivia Cortez, Drake Crawford, Bowman Cortez, Peyton Margis, Emersyn Williams, Reagan Margis, and soon to arrive AveryKate Lambert.
She will also be greatly missed by her sister, Ann Gentry of Smackover, and her brothers Harold Bowman of Russellville, Billy Joe Bowman (Randa) of El Dorado and a brother-in-law, James Stanley of El Dorado.
The family would like to especially thank her caregivers: Nicole Kilcrease, Bonnie Warwick, Ann Gentry, Rita Benton, Mary Earnest, Marty Kilcrease, Barbara Jennings, and Jayme Blackwell for their loving care.
Visitation will be at Norphlet United Methodist church fellowship hall Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday March 2, 2018, with a viewing starting one hour prior to the service at Norphlet United Methodist Church with Art Noyes, minister of music, officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Norphlet United Methodist Building Fund, P.O. Box 28 Norphlet, AR 71759 and Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.
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