Thomas “Tommy” Leslie Lambert, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Cherokee Indian Hospital. He is the son of the late Rev. Thomas Herman Lambert and Marilyn Goforth Lambert.
He is survived by his children, Ahli-sha (Jake) Stephens, Justin Lambert (Emma), Kayleigh Lambert, and Thomas Zachary Lambert; nine grandchildren, Brendan Lambert, Nellie Lambert, Ayanna Lambert, Ryan Lambert, Jacoby Lambert, Jaden Lambert, Lillian Bradley, Kaden Stephens, and Carter Stephens; brothers, Jim (Julie) Lambert and John Carson “Deb” Lambert; and sisters, Florence Bradley and Mia Faye Lambert. Tommy also leaves behind his best friend, Roxy, his pride and joy, who stayed by his side all the time.
In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded by his brother, Mark Lambert, and sister, Nickole Bradley; uncle, Ronald Lambert; and, Velma Faye Davis.
After 20 years as a Firefighter for the Cherokee Indian Department, Tommy retired. “Pops”, as he was also known as, to all the kids he would help and get back on their feet. He would never let anyone sleep on the street.
The family had a visitation on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Long House Funeral Home beginning. Following the visitation, Tommy was taken to his final resting place at Birdtown Cemetery for a graveside service with Harley Maney and Scott Chekelelee officiating.
Pallbearers were among family and friends.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the Family with final arrangements.