Jerry J. Lambert

Profile Updated: February 6, 2016
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: Benson, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Barbara Parker Lambert, deceased June 23, 2015
Occupation: land lord
Children: Mary Catherine Lambert Ingle, born 1967, 3 children, lives between Benson and Raleigh, married to Michael More…Todd Ingle of Fayetteville

Alan Sloan Lambert, born 1976, 3 children, lives in country near Haw River, Mebane, Burlington and Graham, married to Zoila Pineda of Honduras, Central America
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Have lived in Benson all of my life with the exception of 4 years in Chapel Hill and 2 years directly after that in Wake County. Graduated from UNC w/BS in Industrial Relations with major in psychology, married to classmate, Barbara Parker in 1966 (deceased as of June 23, 2015), worked a couple of years as a rehab counselor with NC Dept. of Corrections, then 23 years with Chicopee (Johnson & Johnson) as the Personnel Manager, operated Jerry Lambert Photography with Barbara from 1966 through 2005, sold used cars in the front yard of our home for 15 years, spent 43 years acquiring real estate, some of which was sold for a profit, most of which is currently being rented - hence, we are now landlords. Have had a place at Emerald Isle, NC near the beach since 1968 - just last year, built a new house there where the old one stood until last year (gave it away). We travel quite a bit, having camped or traveled in all 50 states, most of the Canadian provinces, and many foreign countries, including: The Bahamas, Puerto Rico , Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, The Vatican City, Monaco, Greece, Liechtenstein , Austria, the Chez Republic, Hungary & Poland. This Fall we are re-visiting Rome and Spain and are also traveling to The Canary Islands and Bermuda. We also like to cruise, having cruised to Alaska and to several Canadian ports on both coasts, as well as the Carribean. We once sailed on the "Sea Diamond", which sunk in 1200 feet of water in a Greek port - which, of course, we were not on at the time. We have worked hard and for many hours a week during the years since 1962, so that we could afford to retire and enjoy the beach, camping in the mountains, and traveling. We have 6 beautiful grandchildren, ages 19, 15, 13, 11, 9 and 4 - 2 boys and 4 girls.

I lost Barbara on June 23, 2015, after a 2 year battle with lung cancer (not a smoker), which came back in her spine, brain, and adrenal glans. She put up a good fight. We were an item from the 10th grade, and were married almost 49 years. She was 70. She was my rock and pillar and had always been by my side. I miss her so much.

School Story:

I am the son of Louise Carr Lambert, the famous or infamous (your choice) English teacher at Benson High School for many years (from way back until it closed down). She was and has been my guiding light throughout life. She died in July, 2005 just a month short of her 97th birthday. She sang "Danny Boy" at her own funeral, courtesy of a 10 year-old video made at my daughter's wedding rehersal party. It seemed very appropriate.

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Nov 03, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Happy Birthday, today too!

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Nov 02, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Nov 03, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Happy Birthday, Jerry.

Nov 02, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Feb 06, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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Nov 02, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Happy Birthday, Jerry! Keep having fun.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Senior photo, back when I weighed what I should weigh today.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
On a cruise in 2008 or 2009, I think.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
In front of our Emerald Isle home late summer, 2010