Marcellus Lambert died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. He was 83. He was born on Jan. 21, 1935 in, Bridgeport, Okla., the son of Ambrose and Channie Lambert. Marcellus served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Vietnam, retiring after 15 years of loyal service. He enjoyed going out to eat, working on cars or lawn mowers or anything he could tinker on, as well as driving way too fast in his truck. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at Grace Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Timothy Johnson of Johnson Temple Church of God in Christ, will officiate. Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla. Military honors will be held at the cemetery. Casket bearers will include Ricky Lee, Jr., Derrick Johnson, Josh Johnson, Mike Jones and Clarence Green.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Lucretia M. Williams Lambert, of the home; daughter, Deborah Anderson, of California; stepson, Ricky Lee, Jr. and two stepdaughters, Tanisha Hicks and Calinda Nunn, all of Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Deborah Williams, Sherri (Raymond) Pollard, Regenia Gates and Valarie Abington; two brothers, Emmett Lambert, of Oklahoma and Eugene Lambert, of Missouri; four grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
His heavenly journey will be met by his parents; two brothers, Paul Lambert and Ambrose Lambert; two sisters, Mae Lambert and Ruby Cash and mother-in-law, Virginia A. Williams.
Service is under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel. A guest book may be signed at www.gracememorialchapel.net.