Joyce Ann Moon Lambert of Amherst, VA, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023. She was born on June 8, 1944, in Roanoke, Virginia, to the late David Joshua and Margaret Carrico Moon. Raised in Spout Springs, VA, by her late grandmother, Mary Francis Moon, and her late aunt Hazel Moon, Joyce’s upbringing instilled in her values of love, faith, and compassion.
At an early age, Joyce was baptized and became a devoted member of Spout Springs Baptist Church. Her unwavering faith led her to actively participate in several churches throughout her life, including Lighthouse Foursquare of Lynchburg, New Life Church of Monroe, and her final membership at Amazing Grace Ministries of Lynchburg. Joyce’s dedication to the Lord was evident through her daily study of the Bible and her steadfast service.
On August 16, 1975, Joyce married the love of her life, Curtis “Lee” Lambert. Despite the societal challenges surrounding interracial marriages during that time, Joyce’s love for Lee transcended any barriers of skin color. Her courage and determination to love unconditionally set an example for others.
Joyce’s professional journey began in the late seventies when she joined the healthcare industry at Central Virginia Training Center in Madison Heights. She dedicated over 30 years of service to CVTC before retiring. Her passion for serving the residents of CVTC was unparalleled.
In her leisure time, Joyce found solace in fishing, a hobby she cherished dearly. Whether it was casting a line in serene waters or browsing thrift stores for hidden treasures, she embraced life’s simple joys. Joyce had a compassionate heart, often buying clothes for others without being asked. Her love knew no bounds, and she willingly extended a helping hand to anyone in need. Throughout the years, many individuals found refuge in her home, a testament to her generosity and welcoming nature.
Joyce will be deeply missed and warmly remembered for her unconditional love, boundless generosity, and open heart. Her memory lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her “baby brother,” Ronnie Gene Moon, and his wife, Theresa Cox Moon. She also mourned the loss of her niece and namesake of her husband, Elena Lee Harvest Moon, and her nephew, Richard Lambert.
She is survived by her loving husband, Curtis Lee Lambert, of Lynchburg, and their daughter, Chrishawna “Chrissy” Wilborn, and son-in-law Michael Wilborn of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ. Joyce’s grandchildren, Shaekerria “Shae” Jackson and Lorenzo Turner, II, held a special place in her heart. She is also survived by her caring brothers, Danny Ray Moon and his wife Linda Moon, and David Neal Moon. Additionally, she leaves behind her brother-in-law Joe Lambert, sister-in-law Eva Porter, and nieces Lisa, Sherry, Bethany Ann (her namesake), Bonnie, and Maggie, as well as her nephew, Bobby Moon. Joyce cherished her role as the godmother of Paul Ormsby, Amy Galando, and Stephanny Pittarelli. She expressed deep gratitude to her niece Bethany Ann McGrogan and her daughter Elena, as well as her nephew Willie “Bean” Lambert, for their unwavering devotion. A host of relatives and friends will forever hold cherished memories of their time with Joyce.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the charity of your choice or simply extending a helping hand to someone in need, as Joyce’s compassionate spirit would have desired (Hebrews 13:16).
A memorial service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at a later date.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.