New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 14, 2020

Brenda Gayle Dawkins Lambert


Brenda Gayle Dawkins Lambert, 66, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

Brenda was born in Rockingham, North Carolina and is the daughter of Marjorie Carter Parker and James Alexander Dawkins Jr. She graduated from J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico, Virginia.

Brenda loved the beach, amusement parks, renaissance fairs, cooking, and wine. She treasured her family and adored her grandson, was a loyal friend, and lived life to the fullest.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, James Dawkins; stepfather, Edwin Parker; and brother, Charlie Dawkins.

She is survived by her two children, Ted Lambert and Matthew Lambert (Anna Stuart); grandson, Preston; her siblings, Ruth Hubbard, Jamie Dailey (Tom), Donna Parker (Jaye), and Glenn Parker; and mother, Marjorie Parker.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at St. Peter’s Parish Church in New Kent, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Matthew’s Haven ( Tributes may be posted at