Pastor Lee Lamb, Retired
November 10, 1927 – June 5, 2017
A preacher of the Word of God, a servant to his congregation, a minister to various communities, Lee Lamb, 89, of Bryan, has passed away to his eternal reward on Monday, June 5, 2017, in Bryan with his family, embraced by his unconditional love. Pastor Lamb’s family will receive guests during visiting hours from 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. His Home Going Celebration will be at 10 am, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 508 East 28th Street, Bryan. Officiating will be Rick Sitton, Pastor of First United Methodist Church. Interment service will begin at 2:30 pm on Thursday in Evans Chapel Cemetery in Leona with Jim Crawford officiating.
Lee Lamb was born to C.M. and Nellie Lee Lamb in Evans Chapel on November 10, 1927. He completed high school in Leona and served his country in the United States Army. He worked for several years as an insurance agent prior to attending seminary at Southern Methodist University. Lee married his bride in 1979, Martha Jeanine Pippin. Reverend Lee Lamb was Ordained to Ministry in June of 1983 in Dallas. He was a member of the Texas Conference of Methodist Pastors. His ministry began in Mt. Selman, then to Good Springs, Lexington, Frankston, and Rockdale. Pastor Lamb retired from active ministry in 1999. He took great pride in performing the baptisms and weddings for countless church members in the church communities that he served. He had a deep love for the Lord and his family.
Preceding him in death are his parents and siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Martha Lamb; his son David Lee Lamb Sr and wife Beverly, his step-daughter Layna Callaway and her husband Buster; his grandchildren David Lee Lamb Jr, Joseph Blake Lamb and wife Dana, Kelly Perez, and Lauren Callaway; his great-grandchildren Garrett James Lamb and Eddie Perez; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, your generous memorial gift can be given to First United Methodist Church, 508 East 28th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803
My condolence and many prayers for the Lamb family.
I have know this man my entire life. He preformed my baptism & wedding. He & Martha were close to our family & I will never forget his loving smile. One of the sweetest men I have ever know. Rest well
Lee was an inspiration to me in many ways by his passion for people and his love of friends and family. He call me Runt (I am 6’5″ and over 399lbs) I call him Dad because that is how he made me feel. We will miss him so much.
We remember Pastor Lamb when he was in Lexington. He was a really nice person. Saw him when we visited the Lexington Methodist Church. Thoughts and prayers are with then family.
The session of the Annual Conference when Lee retired was my very first AC session as a new student local pastor. It was also an election year for general conference delegates. I had a hand-written name tag so nobody knew whether I had voting rights or not. Pastors would approach me and find ask where I was serving, then just walk away without saying another word–off to politic with someone that mattered.
Lee found me and made me feel like I was someone that mattered–even though I didn’t really. I was going to be appointed at Goodsprings, where Lee had pastored before and where he and Jeanine were retiring to. I will never forget him taking me to the coffee lounge on the top floor of FUMC Houston, and introducing me to everyone he knew as, “…my new pastor.” Lee was proud of me, though he didn’t even know me. I suppose he will never know how much the grace he showed me meant to me, but I wanted you to know.
I enjoyed sitting on the front porch of that little cottage in the middle of nowhere talking with Lee. On one occasion, I was faced with preaching my first funeral and came for his advice. After the funeral was over, Lee said, “That was the best funeral I ever heard….” Of course it wasn’t, but Lee always seemed to know the right thing to say when I needed it . Lee was one of the most gracious men I have known. A good man has gone to his good reward.
Martha, I am so sorry to see Lee has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May sweet memories bring you comfort in the months ahead. Jeannie Boring
What a wonderful man that will be truly missed. Words cannot express our memories of Lee. Our condolences and love to all of you. One more angel in heaven!