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Seaver-Brown Funeral Service
Wednesday February 16th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Wednesday February 16th, 2022

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Rose Lawn Cemetery
Wednesday February 16th, 2022

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Katherine Burkett Lambert


Katherine Burkett Lambert, age 95, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at her home under hospice care after suffering a stroke one week earlier.

She was born April 17, 1926 in Groseclose, Va. to the late Oscar James Burkett, Sr. and Ella Meredith Burkett. Katherine graduated from Marion High School, Class of 1943 and attended Johnson City Business College. She married the love of her life, Bud, who passed in 1995, the two would have been married nearly 50 years, but today they are reunited in heaven. Katherine retired from Physicians To Children, Inc. in Roanoke, Va. after working over 30 years. In the 1980's she, with her husband owned J & K Air Freight, working as driver / owner for Airborne Express out of Roanoke, covering the area from Lynchburg to Radford. After her husband passed away, she moved back to Marion. She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church in Rural Retreat, Va. where she served as Church Treasurer for 15 years. Katherine loved music and sang in the church choir and worked in other capacities when needed. She was a member of the Joy Group and Martha Circle at the First United Methodist Church in Marion, Va.; and a volunteer at Francis Marion Manor Nursing Home for over 16 years. Katherine was from a very close family, and when any member of the family needed help - she was there to help them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Lambert; three brothers, Neal Burkett, Sr. (Ethel), Samuel S. Burkett, and Oscar "Jay" Burkett, Jr.; son-n-law, Charles G. Farr; and nephew George Neal Burkett, Jr.

Katherine is survived by two daughters, Diane Lambert Breining (Gary) of Burlington, Ky., and Elizabeth "Beth" Farr of Marion, Va.; two grandchildren, Andrea E. Foxworthy (Andy) of Elgin, Okla., and Duane L. Farr (Stacey) of Billings, Mont.; four great-grandchildren, Annabeth and Annika Foxworthy, and Jory and Brystal Farr; two sisters-in-law, Helen W. Burkett and Linda K. Burkett; several special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 1 until 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church, c/o Treasurer, PO Box 641, Atkins, Va. 24311 or to any local Food Bank.

To share memories of Katherine Burkett Lambert, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Katherine's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Katherine was a very kind & special lady, always with a sweet smile! She did so much for so many people. She will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her.
Our condolences,
Danny and Kim Slemp

Danny and Kim Slemp Feb 24 2022 9:11 AM

Beth, Diane and family, Sending love and light. Praying and thinking of you all for peace and comfort. Katie was the best and will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Chelsea Burkett Feb 16 2022 4:25 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the very special Burkett/Lambert families.

Denise Sams Feb 16 2022 11:20 AM

I have wonderful memories of Katherine, working with her at Physicians to Children, as a neighbor, friend and a very special person. May God bless the family. "In all matters, God decides, we abide!" .

Martha S. Vaught Feb 16 2022 6:43 AM

In loving memory of the best Gramma, Gramma in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with you Beth, Andrea, Duane, great grandchildren and Family.

Marie Patterson Feb 15 2022 9:28 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Katherine at Physicians to Children. She was a kind, sweet, generous lady. Condolences to the family. May you feel God's peace as you travel through your grief!

Jane LaPrade Feb 15 2022 7:40 PM

I knew Katherine from working at a Physicians to Children. She was a true lady and such a kind and giving person. I always looked forward to get togethers with P to C staff and being able to see her and catch up. May God bless her family at this sad time.

Cecilia Miller Feb 15 2022 4:04 PM

Your Mom was a good friend and neighbor. We will miss her.

Dean & Lorraine Robinson Feb 14 2022 10:41 PM


Helen Burkett, Beth Farr,, We send our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Sister-in-law and mother, Katherine. Katherine was the most loving and giving person we had the pleasure of knowing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times.

Tish & Gene Hendrick Feb 14 2022 1:15 PM

My condolences go out to Katherine Lambert's family for the loss of this special lady. She was such a kind and upbeat person. I feel fortunate to have known her.

Lewis Foreman Feb 14 2022 9:57 AM

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