HARRISVILLE, NY –– Rev. Jerry W. Lambeth, of Harrisville, NY, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Jan. 31, 2019.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Pierrepont Manor Pilgrim Holiness Church. Calling hours will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Born Jan. 8, 1953, in Lexington, NC, to Rev. Deweerd & Betty (Crotts) Lambeth, Jerry graduated from Central Davidson High School in 1971 and from Davidson County Community College in 1973 with an associate’s degree of arts in auto mechanics.
In 1975 he met Joyce Blowers, marrying her on June 24, 1977 in Benton Center, NY. A year later he answered God’s call to the ministry and in 1983 he graduated from Salem Bible College with a BA in Ministerial Studies. He pastored Churches in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. They pastored 2 years with United Holiness Church, 17 years under the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist conference, and 19 years with the Pilgrim Holiness Church of New York. He pastored the Harrisville Pilgrim Holiness church from 2000 until his death.
Jerry was also a mailman, working for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in Potsdam, NY, then transferring to Copenhagen, NY. In addition to pastoring and delivering mail, he served as the President and Platform manager of Richland Holiness Camp meeting in Richland, NY for over 30 years. Richland Camp was a place very near and dear to his heart.
Christ was center of his heart and life and he was a man whose prayers reached heaven. He truely practiced what he preached, showing God’s love to everyone. That is why he never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, church, mail customers, and camp families.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce. 4 children; Rebekah (Jonathan) Blow, Joanna (Ryan) Mills, Aaron (Clista) Lambeth and Stephen (Rebecca) Lambeth. Also surviving are his 11 grandchildren; Michaela, Eain, Malachi, Benjamin, Carissa, Emma, Callia, Abigail, Stephen II, Isaiah & Claire, 3 Sisters; his twin Jean (Eugene) Rich, Mary Lambeth , Ruth (Kenneth) Loftin, a brother, Paul (Faith) Lambeth and 2 nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Deweerd & Betty, a grandchild and a nephew, Anthony Paul.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Richland Holiness Camp, c/o Doug Canfield, 102 West 4th St., Oswego, NY 13126.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com