Elsie Gay Mitchell Lambert

Published 5:12 pm Friday, December 1, 2023

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Elsie Gay Mitchell Lambert, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was born May 4, 1930 in Red Level, Alabama. She devoted her life to her family as a homemaker and was a member of Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church in Pascagoula since 1952. She was a lifelong seamstress that supported many, many people of Jackson County with her sewing and beautiful crochet works.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joseph Cleveland Lambert; four sisters, Jewel Wiggins, Bessie Wiggins, Edith Faye Lambert and Willie Mae Seales; one brother, Joseph Willard Mitchell.

Elsie is survived by her two sons, Eddie Lambert (Kayla), Irvington, AL; Edgar Lambert (Stormy), Pascagoula; five grandchildren, Eddie Lambert, Jr; Ricky Lambert (Danielle), Hayden Mitchell Lambert, Laken Lambert, Payten Lambert; five great-grandchildren, Brenden Lambert, Seaghan Lambert, Chloe Lambert, Conner Lambert, Ava Lambert, Sophia Lambert, Sean Lambert and Trent Lambert.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 1, 3 to 4 p.m. at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral Service followed in the funeral home Chapel at 4 p.m. with Rev. John Turner and Rev. Matt Morris officiating.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m., at Fairmount Baptist Church in Red Level, Alabama. Special music will be provided by The Burning Bush Family. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. After her funeral service, she will be laid to rest by her husband at the church cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Elsie requested memorials to be made to the charity of your choice.

Special Tribute written by her granddaughter, Laken Lambert: It’s with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Memaw, Elsie Gay Lambert. Ninety-three years young, Memaw was a force of nature and beacon of strength to her family and all she came in contact with. Up until six days before she passed away, she was completely independent and so proud of herself as she should be; she cooked like nobody’s business, cleaned, sewed, crocheted, fixed people’s clothing, made her own clothes, cleaned her house, picked up her yard, mowed grass, tended to all her beautiful flowers/plants, and most of all loved her family and Jesus! She had a golden needle for sure and the most talented and strongest yet gentle hands I knew. What can you say about a woman whose heart held all the love in the universe and had the strength of a race horse! Everyone would be so fortunate to have an incredible role model like my grandmother. I am awestruck by her unwavering and steadfast faith in the Lord, she was a shining example of love, loyalty, and integrity for our family and everyone who knew her. Her selfless ways and her big ole heart will be forever missed. To know her was to love her. Please continue to keep my family, my daddy and his brother in your prayers. It’s so hard to lose a grandparent/parent but it seems harder during the holidays. Nothing like Memaws corn, dressing and sweet tea.