sorry to inform the Class of '63 and the Lee community
that Patty Wren Lambert died
May 16, 2021.
For more than four decades Patti
Lambert made dreams come true for homeowners as a
leader, mentor, and driven businesswoman. Her
creativity and generosity made home ownership possible
for everyone she worked with, no matter their income.
She earned numerous real estate awards, including
Alabama's prestigious REALTOR of the year. But she
didn't stop there. She was an inspiration to
hundreds of girls as a coach in Decatur's Dixie Girls
Softball program, even many years after her own children
were no longer participating. Many will remember
the impact she made on her community as proprietor of
Patti's Plants and Gifts.
She spearheaded a statewide Save
Alabama PACT campaign that resulted in the protected
rights of more than 48,000 contract holders.
Because of her tireless commitment and efforts, the
program allowed thousands of Alabama children the
opportunity to receive a college education. She
was also the driver of the Alabama Tornado Relief Task
Force, which provided relief and support to thousands of
people affected by the devastating tornadoes of April
In 2015, an image of her hands
holding a yellow softball while she wore the iconic
green Save Alabama PACT shirt, was painted by Lee Nabors
for the "How Have You Made Your Mark: A Study of
Hands," for The Way We Worked exhibit sponsored by the
She was a loving and dedicated wife
to Doug Lambert, mother to Greg and Pam Garland,
Michelle Garland Segrest, Tim and Kelly Garland, and Wes
and Dana Lambert. But her greatest accomplishment
was being NANA to Allie Garland, Shelby Segrest, Phillip
Garland, Bo Segrest, Ashton Lambert, Jay Garland, Josh
Garland, Ashton Garland, Wells Lambert, and Jonathan
Patti Lambert died of complications
from a valiant fight with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in her
home on May 16. She was 76.
A celebration of her life was held
Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Westmeade
Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama.