Jan. 24, 1926 ~ Oct. 13, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 12 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baldwin for Mr. Whitney Paul Lambert Jr., born in Lafayette, a longtime former resident of Baldwin, and a recent resident of Reserve, who passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 10:13 p.m., at River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace.

Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Father Gregory Cormier will officiate the services.

Mr. Lambert was a veteran of the United States Army, Company B, 70th Armored Infantry Battalion, having served during World War II in the European Theater.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Lambert-Oswald and her husband, Jim, of LaPlace and Sheila L. Hebert of Brandon, Mississippi; five grandsons, Stephen Mikhail Lambert-Oswald and his wife, Elizabeth; Alexander Lambert-Oswald, Nicolas Lambert-Oswald, Peter Lambert-Oswald and Bradley John Hebert; one great granddaughter, Catalina Elizabeth Lambert-Oswald; and loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria Planells Lambert; his parents, Whitney Lambert Sr. and Edna Mae Moore Lambert; one sister, Geraldine L. Murrell; one brother, Frank Lambert; and one son-in-law, Leroy Hebert Jr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, October 12, at Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.

Visitation will resume Tuesday at Ibert’s at 10 a.m. until dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, (800)-805-5856, www.stjude.org.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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