Josephine "Josie" Alice

March 17, 1932 - July 13, 2021

Josephine Alice “Josie” Lambert, age 89, of Florence, AL was born on March 17, 1932 in Evansville, IN and passed peacefully on July 13, 2021. The family will receive friends at Spry-Williams Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.  A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens in Florence, officiated by Rev. Kevin Hurt. 

Josie was a devoted Christian and a member of Woodmont Baptist Church.  She loved her family and friends, especially enjoyed playing bridge and over the years she rose to the status of ACBL Gold Life Master.  Traveling, dancing, crocheting, cooking, reading, working crossword puzzles, cheering for the Crimson Tide and spending time with her girls were all things she did to make life fun.  She studied the Bible daily and that was reflected in her positive disposition. Josie always tried to encourage everyone, often bidding others farewell with her beautiful smile and trademark phrase, “Be cheerful!”

Josie is preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Cook, and Thomas Lambert, her parents Loren & Mary Hawkins, baby sister Cora Hawkins, and grandparents Leroy & Laura Hurt.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura Awai (Wendell) of Greenbrier, TN; grandchildren Natalie Carlisle (Joey) of Tupelo, MS; Melonie Blaylock (John Paul) of Tupelo, MS; great grandchildren Kelsie Hunter (James) of Nashville, TN; Emmalee Blaylock of Florence, AL; special friend and neighbor Gloria Dean of Florence, AL; and loved by many cousins and friends from every stage of her life.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Awai, Joey Carlisle, John Paul Blaylock, James Hunter, Charlie Hurt, Mark Hunt, and John Franck.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be left at

Visitation- Friday

July 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Graveside Service-Saturday

July 17, 2021
10:30 am

13 Comments on “Josephine "Josie" Alice Lambert”

  1. My prayers and condolences to you all with the passing of your dearly beloved grandmother, Josie. Many she rest in peace.

  2. Jo,
    You were the 1 of a kind that always gave me
    ” Soap on a Rope ” for Christmas every year until I was well into my late teens… I’ll always cherish your kindness and gentle soul… Rest in Peace and I’ll always love you..💗🏇🌈✈️

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of this dear woman. My sweet friend, Laura, I’m sending you my love.

  4. We are so blessed to have had Josie in our lives. She made our days brighter and we will miss her greatly.

  5. Josie, your resilience, strength and kindness are a few things we can hope to learn and emulate. Natalie, your grandmother was a wonderful lady. She will be sorely missed by many. Eternal Rest grant unto her O Lord. And let your perpetual light shine upon her. May she Rest In Peace. Amen.

  6. My prayers and condolences to you all with the passing of your dearly beloved grandmother, Josie. Many she rest in peace.

  7. My deepest condolences to you and your family. During this time of loss it is hard to put feelings into words. I would like to leave you with this quote from Chelsea Ohlemiller, and pray that it brings you a small bit of comfort: “In these moments of heartbreaking grief, I remember the only reason we have an empty space is because we were blessed with someone who loved us so beautifully it occupied an entire part of our soul.”

  8. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near. So Loved so missed, so very dear.
    Sharing in your sadness as you remember Grandma Josie!

  9. Dear Laura, It has been a long time that I have seen you and your sweet Mother. I will always remember you and Jo lived behind me on Hwy 72. I was such a young girl back then but still remember Mother (Sara) and Jo playing Chinese checkers or other games.
    I am saddened to hear your beautiful Mother has passed and you have my condolences and prayers.
    Sincerely, Karen

  10. Family,
    Sending you prayers as you remember precious Miss Josie ~ Rest in GOD’s Loving Arms as HE is holding you up ~ Cherish all the memories
    I love you

  11. Natalie,
    My condolences to you on the loss of your grandmother Josie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    With sympathy,

  12. Natalie and family… there are no words to express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Josie. Natalie thank you for sharing her story, you expressed her life so beautifully. Her love for others and for life expressed in so many ways is beautiful. Her story reminded me of how much I miss someone much like Josie and I have to give God thanks for life and memories. What a true blessing and gift the Father has given us in a loving Grandmother. I pray as you go through these days of loss that our Lord Jesus will be your strength and her memories will carry you as you hold her close in your heart. ❤

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Mary Wagner

  13. My condolences for you Natalie and your family for the loss of your grandmother Josie. Praying the Lord gives you comfort and Peace during this time of mourning. May your Faith on the Lord’s promise of Eternal Life firmly increase in you and your loved ones. Josie will rest cheerfully in Peace with the Lord. Amen. With lots of love.

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