Rita Carol Lambert, 65, of Herndon, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. 

Born February 28, 1956 at Welch, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Lillian Gertrude (Spears) Lafferty. 

Rita was a homemaker, member of the Guyandotte Baptist Church, and she loved the Lord. In her leisure, she enjoyed crocheting, traveling, shopping, and ice cream. 

When we pause to remember Rita, we shall always remember her love for God, family, talking, and never meeting a stranger no matter where she went. 

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by four brothers, Jerry, Kenneth, Kyle, and Duke Lafferty. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 44 years, Randy Lambert of Herndon; two daughters, Kelly Lambert and her husband, Abhijeet of Herndon and Emily Hardester and her husband, Adam of Roseville, Michigan; four grandchildren, Kaiden and Zachary Lambert and Caleb and Brexton Hardester; one sister, Clella Nowlin and her husband, Charles of Princeton; and one brother, Mike Lafferty and his wife, Kim of Toledo, OH. 

Services will be 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Guyandotte Baptist Church, Herndon Heights with Elder Nathan Lane and Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. 

Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. 

In keeping with Rita’s wishes, following the service, he body will be cremated. 

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The family of Rita Lambert is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.