Betty L. Lambert

Published 12:12 pm Thursday, December 13, 2018

RICHMOND — Mrs. Betty Ruth Luck Lambert, 87, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2018.

Betty L. Lambert

She was predeceased by her parents, Wilson O. Luck and Ruth Daniel Luck; brother, George William “Bill” Luck; and her beloved husband, Robert L. Lambert Sr.

She is survived by her children, Kathryn “Kay” L. King (Dennis) and Robert “Bob” L. Lambert Jr. (Betsy;) her brother, John Wilson Luck (Mary;) sister, Nancy L. Marshall; two grandchildren, Sarah L. Hersh (Stephen) and Daniel C. Lambert; sister-in-laws, Joan L. Morgan (Hal) and Sue Luck Betz; and special cousins, nieces and nephews.

Betty grew up surrounded and supported by family in the Fulton Hill area of Richmond, Virginia. She attended Fulton Elementary School and John Marshall High School. She was blessed with aunts, beloved grandparents, and cousins to watch over her when her mother passed away prematurely.

Encouraged to go to college, she graduated from Madison College (’52) and developed lifelong friendships with her Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority sisters.

Soon after college, Bob (VMI ’52) and Betty married and started a family. They moved to Franklin, Virginia, for Union Camp Paper Corp., and the community stole their hearts. Betty referred to that time as “Camelot.”

She was very active in Franklin Baptist Church as Sunday School Teacher and Bible Study participant.  She volunteered for the schools, the hospital, library, Little Theater and other community clubs.

The cornerstone of her life was her husband, Bob or “Bunks.” A gentle Southern lady, together with her “Bunks,” they extended hospitality and generosity to us all. They were very happily married for 63 years. Betty was a lively pianist who played everything from hymns to boogie-woogie music by ear.

Through her we learned the art of thank you letters, “a card laid is a card played,” how to hold our head up, and live faithfully.

Most important, we learned how to laugh and have fun. Her legacy is built upon countless stories, tender relationships, patience and love. As she always said, “Even in the hardest moments, love each other.”

Nothing could be more true. We love you, Betty, Mom, Beppy and “Bunks.”

The service of remembrance will be on Wednesday, Dec 19, at 2:30 p.m., in Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave., Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choosing or the Alzheimer’s Association.