J.C. Lambert, 78, of Mt. Hope, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013. He was born April 12, 1934, in Roderfield, McDowell County, W.Va.

He was a military veteran and worked in the coal fields. J.C. was a member of Packs Branch Baptist Church. He loved being outdoors, loved dogs in general and beagles in particular.

He was competitive, loved winning, especially at pitching horseshoes.

He loved attending Church (after his 1982 Salvation) and will be dearly missed by his family, friends and Pastor from the “Amen” corner of the church. Jay loved the Lord, was active in soul-winning by passing out many Bible tracks, while traveling in Raleigh County and places beyond.

J.C. is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Iva Lambert; brothers, Paul Lambert of Colorado, twin brother, W.B. of Florida; sisters, Nina Ross of Ohio, Evelyn Perry and Garnet Shaw of Iaeger, W.Va., Phyllis Laflamme of Massachusetts; great-grandchild, Brent Anthony Magliano of Florida.

Those left to cherish his memory include, his wife Dolly Lambert of Mt. Hope; daughter, Sharon Magliano of Florida; sons, Michael Lambert of Colorado and Jeffrey Lambert of Maryland; sisters, Molly Dawson of Beckley, Charolett Murphy of Beckley, Maxine Bowles of Iager, and brother, Ray Lambert of Beckley; grandsons, Brandon and Brett Magliano of Florida; granddaughter, Amanda Conner of Florida; great-grandsons, Ethan Conner and Jackson Magliano of Florida.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Sam Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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