Solomon Ray Lambert, 97, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Born on November 8, 1922, in Iredell County, he was the son of the late James Washing Lambert and Minnie Lee Benge Lambert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; five brothers; and his first wife, Ruby Mae Turner Lambert, in 2005 and his second wife, Rachel Pierce Lambert, in 2019.

Ray retired from Fiber Industries and was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church. He was best known for selling his home-grown produce. Many people in the community always made sure they stopped by his stand each year.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Bessie Anderson; brothers, David Lambert and Lester Lambert; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Wanda Bost.

Ray will lie in state on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Larry Holleman and Rev. Jeff Luxon officiating. The family will speak to friends following the service.

The family asks that every please respect others by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing guidelines.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Lambert family.

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