Horace Alvin “Pete” Lambert

April 1, 1945 - June 17, 2022

Horace Alvin “Pete” Lambert, age 77, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 17th 2022.

Pete was born Easter Sunday on April 1, 1945 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  He was the son of the Claude Duncan Lambert and Annie Mae (Burris) Lambert and grew up in the Lesslie community in Rock Hill.

After completing High School in the mid 60’s Pete was instrumental in the formation of the York County EMS Squad.  In the 70’s he became a pastor for the First Church of the Nazarene in Lancaster, South Carolina and in the 1980s he pastored the First Church of the Nazarene in Cherryville, North Carolina.

Pete was hard working and entrepreneurial in building, owning, and operating his own Grading Company and later his own electrical contracting business which he ran for many years.  Pete left the Rock Hill area in 2010 and lived in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his dear friend and life partner Sonia Howe.  They later moved to the Raleigh area and then in May, they moved to Fort Myers, Florida where they had planned to spend their retirement years.

Working both in the EMS public service and later as a Pastor, Pete delivered babies into this world, married couples in his church, and then buried members of his congregation.  He preached the Eulogies of many Friends and Family members.  His “go to comfort food” was a “cake of cornbread” topped with Buttermilk.  Pete was a “jump into action” type of person, and you could always count on him in times of need for help and prayers.

He is survived by his five children, Mark (Ruth) Lambert, Dana (Jim) Golden, Chrystal (Joe) Funderburk, Kelly (Darrin) Forquer and Chelsea (Fabio) Vargas Nunez and his sister Zola Sweat.  

He is also the proud “Pawpaw” of his 13 Grandchildren:  Kara (Michael) Bodner, Emily (Minki) Lee, Taylor Lambert, David (Rachel) Homesley, Daniel Patterson, Delaney Patterson, Wesley Forquer, Benjamin (Kali) Forquer, Grace Forquer, Joseph Funderburk, Morgan Funderburk, Hannah Funderburk and Gabriela Vargas and 10 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude D. and Annie Mae Lambert, his brothers James and Claude Eugene “Gene” Lambert, and his sister, Francis Coley.

Charitable contributions can be made to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Florida at https://hopehospice.org/donate/ or to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries at https://www.sonlife.com/donate/ .

He will be interned at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill at a later time to be determined by his children.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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