Carol Nave Lambert entered into rest on Thursday, November 30 , 2017 at the age of 71. She was born March 8, 1946 in Bristol, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her father Dr. Dick Donnelly Nave, her mother Ewell Sanders Nave, her brother Dick Donnelly Nave Jr. and her son Charles Richard Lambert Jr. Mrs. Lambert is survived by her husband Dr. Charles Richard Lambert of Talladega, Alabama. She is also survived by her daughters Ashlee Lambert
Hughes ( Patrick), Degee Lambert Rawls ( Josh) and her son Thomas Madison Lambert II
(Jordan). She was lovingly known as “Mimi” by her six grandchildren-Tucker Brown, Griffin
Hughes, McCalldin Lambert, Caroline Brown, Braegan Lambert and J.R. Rawls. Mrs. Lambert is also survived by her sister Sara Nave Smith (Jack) of Perry, Georgia.
Mrs. Lambert grew up in Troy, Alabama where she attended Troy University and graduated as a registered nurse from Druid City School of Nursing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her love of nursing led her to serve for over 20 years in several healthcare domains including ICU, primary care and home health.
Mrs. Lambert was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild. She was active in Cursillo and Kairos. She was a member of the Junior League of Talladega and served on the PTA of the Talladega City School System. In her spare time, she loved to read, travel, spend time with her grandchildren and make her home a place where all were welcome.
Carol (Mimi) will always be remembered by her family for her tenderness, compassion, generosity and loving spirit. As a wife, mother and grandmother, she exemplified these qualities in the way that she loved freely and lifted up the spirits of those around her by her warm embraces and intentional conversations. Her family felt unconditionally loved and those who met and knew her also experienced her genuine sincerity.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Restoration
Fund, 208 North Street East, Talladega, Alabama 35160 or to St. Jude Hospital at
www.stjude.org. The visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9 , 1-3 pm in the parish hall of
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. A memorial service will follow at 3:30 pm in the church. Online condolences may be offered at www.usreyfuneralhome.com.