|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. |
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.
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.
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
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.