James “Marcus” Lambert
James “Marcus” Lambert of Providence Forge, VA, beloved husband, father, and friend to all, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a short illness.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1950 in Bastrop, Louisiana and also resided in the cities of Shreveport and New Orleans in that state. He later moved to Richmond, VA before relocating and retiring in Providence Forge, VA. He retired in 2012 as an automobile finance director with the Page Auto Group after being in finance for over 37 years, winning awards too numerous to mention.
Marcus has always been an avid sports enthusiast and #1 fan of the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints. He loved his boat (Creola), spending every weekend on the Chesapeake Bay and at the marina in Deltaville, VA. He loved his sweet dog Bella, barbecuing and smoking on his “big grill”, “slurping a dozen or three”, playing acoustic guitar, the Virginia Wine Trail, attending concerns, and chilling out to a very wide variety of music.
He was a member of New Kent Christian Center in Providence Forge and helped with the community Thanksgiving service every year that was sponsored by the Forge Foundation in Providence Forge.
Marcus is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jeanne Rinaudo Lambert; mother, Myrtis Lambert; son, Justin Lambert and wife Sarahi; daughter, Sydney Deere and husband Timmy; sisters, Mary Martin and husband Billy, Jo Hatton and husband Fred; father and mother-in-law, A.J. and Nancy Rinaudo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Roi Rinaudo, Elaine and Richard Pool, Chris and Wanda Rinaudo, Pete and Dee Rinaudo, Andy and Brenda Rinaudo, Anna and Ed Benton, Celia and Curtis Daugherty, Michelle and Scott Fuselier; grandchildren, Lucca Lambert and Addison Deere; best friends, Ron and Tammy Stiers; friends too numerous to count at Fishing Bay Marina, countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Last, but not forgotten, are Bella, Kallee, Ellie, and Lokie.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Mar. 18, at Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop, LA. A memorial for the Richmond/Providence Forge/Deltaville friends will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or your charity of choice.