Marta Lambert
February 01, 1960 - November 21, 2012

Full Name: Marta Lambert
Date of Birth: February 01, 1960
Date of Death: November 21, 2012
Place of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Death: Alexandria, Louisiana
Biography: Marta Jean (Cheatham) Lambert died unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012.  Daughter of John Wesley and Margaret Theresa Cheatham, she was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Ann Cheatham.  Her surviving siblings are Linda Williamson, John Cheatham III, and Barbara Stevenson.  Her children are Douglas Ponthieux Jr., Sarah Lambert, Justin Lambert, step-children Olivia Vasquez and Alfred Lambert Jr. and by her  granddaughter Aspen Jade Ponthieux. 

Services were held on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at Kramer Funeral Home at 2905 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, La. 71301.  Thanks to everyone who shared in our farewell to Marta.    

Marta was born in Charleston, South Carolina when our father was stationed there in the U.S. Air Force in 1960.  She was used to travel and the frequent relocations of Air Force life and lived in Illinois, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Alabama, Wiesbaden, Germany and Louisiana.  It was at General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden Germany where she excelled at track, volleyball, basketball and softball and achieved numerous trophies, medals and awards.  She also sang in a church choir called Revelation Generation and appeared in People to People.  Together with her sister Linda she played pitcher to Linda's catcher and sometimes first base on champion softball teams throughout their lives.  When Marta ran the bases her feet barely touched the ground, it was as if she was flying.  She was always an active child and while in Texas she received a Presidential Physical Fitness award and the Governor's Physical Fitness award in Alabama.  Our family left Germany and settled in Alexandria, Louisiana where our father retired.  It was here she graduated early from Bolton High School and promptly married and started a family.  

Although she had numerous jobs throughout her life, working at the school Head Start program was one of her most fulfilling positions.  She also worked over 10 years at Albertsons Fresh Market managing the produce department.  

Marta was full of life and loved to go dancing.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh.  Her most precious and proud achievements were her children and her granddaughter who she loved so dearly.  Being a divorced single mother, she worked tirelessly to provide for her children as best she could.  It's a tragedy we could not have had more time to be with her.  Now she's in our Lord's care and we must learn to accept our loss.  

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