Marguerite Jules Lamb will be remembered as a remarkable woman; with a combination of kindness, warmth, laughter, and love for us all. She had incredible character and was admired, respected, and loved dearly; a jewel indeed.
On April 16, 1930 God adorned this earth with presence of Marguerite Jules, born to Octave and Louise Buckley Jules in Galveston, Texas. She was a beautiful gift entrusted to her parents.
She grew up on the West end of Galveston Island. She attended schools in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Central High School. She embodied family values that she would carry throughout her life. As a child with her family she attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church so after graduation she began her studies to become a Nunn, but all of that changed when she met a young man by the name of Frederick Lamb, who would become the love of her life and husband for 47 years. This union was blessed with ten wonderful children.
They later moved to La Marque where they built their family home, where she established roots for the last fifty years. She loved being a homemaker, a wife and mother. In 1965, she became a nursing assistant at Galveston County Memorial Hospital in Texas City, where she was well known among staff, the community, and patients. She remained a dutiful employee until her retirement in 1989.
Marguerite accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour and was baptized at Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Zephaniah Phillips. Desiring a closer walk with the Lord she united with Hopewell Baptist Church under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. Joel G. Clay where she was a faithful and devoted member. She was a true servant of the Lord giving tireless service through the Senior Stars Ministry. “Mama Lamb” as she was lovingly called by all who knew her, was well known and respected by the community in which she lived. Her heart and home were always open. She encompassed the values of a virtuous and humble woman. Marguerite was a phenomenal woman with an extra ordinary spirit. She was a kind hearted and compassionate woman, who would give you the shirt off her back and warm your heart with just a smile. She brought joy and laughter to those she encountered. Being with her family was her greatest joy she loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild.
During her autumn years, you could find her with her children going on long scenic rides. She was also very active in her community, always taking time to visit family, friends, and loved ones. Sewing, crossword puzzles and her daytime soap operas, wrestling, and her beloved Houston Rockets were some of her hobbies.
God reached out and took her hand on May 11, 2017; she passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Marguerite Jules Lamb was everything precious and dear in life; the very picture of strength, beauty, grace and wisdom. A beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend.
Marguerite is preceded in death by her parents, Octave and Louise Jules; beloved husband of 47 years Frederick W. “Freddie” Lamb, Sr.; her daughter, Deborah A. Lamb Collins; her sons in law, Roger Kenneth Carter, Sr., and Hayward Collins; siblings, Joseph C. Sparks, Octave Jules Jr., Mary Jules Jackson, Catherine Jules Woods, Emily Jules Quinnine, Charles Jules, Albert Jules, Arthur Jules, Dorothy June Robinson, Leroy Jules, Donal Jules and mother in law, Alberta Davis.
Memories of Marguerite’s life will remain cherished in the hearts of her loving children, Frederick W. Lamb, Jr. and his wife Sophia, Allen B. Lamb, Sr., Michael J. Lamb and wife Cleo, Jonathan K. Lamb and wife Jackie, Concielette L. Carter, Albertha A. Tryals and husband Karl, David Lamb and wife Cherisse, Sherlinda L. Bethany and husband Rodney, DeWanna J. Pleasant and husband Richard, Raven Kimble and wife Nicole; her siblings, Leon Jules and Frances Milson; her beloved grandchildren, Teryana R. Lamb, Shaninqua Nolley, Allen Lamb, Jr., Barbara Allen Lamb, Jr., Brooklin LaFont, Paul Lamb, Michelle Lamb, Crystal Lamb, Candice Lamb, Doris Lyons, Tarlisha Steans Black, Richard Steans, Carrick Streans, Roger Kenneth Carter, Jr., Katherine Carter, Chelsea Tryals, Karl Tryals, Jr., Sharonda Lamb, DeAnna Lamb, Tianna Jones Lamb, Sedrick Green, DeAndre Lamb, Richard Pleasant Jr., Kameron Tryals, Martinuque Jules Lamb, Daryia Lamb and Shelby Lamb; her 25 greatgrandchildren; her 1 great-great grandchild; sisters in-law, Veronica Hines and Shirley Merchant Lamb; her special cousins, Carol “C.C.” Lewis and Larry Hamilton; her devoted friend, Veronica Porter, her Hopewell Baptist Church Family and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.