Madelyn Lambi

Madelyn Lambi

Madelyn Elizabeth Lambi, born September 8, 1979, died suddenly in her home Thursday, January 10, 2013, in Astoria, New York.

She is survived by her parents, Jon Lambi of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jane Pickens of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

She is also survived by her brother, Daniel Pickens Lambi of New York, New York, and Catherine Alexandria Lambi of Raliegh, North Carolina.

She was the granddaughter of the late R.A. and Madelyn Pickens of Pickens, Arkansas, and the late Anton and Lois Lambi of Green Field, Iowa.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on Park Avenue, New York, New York, by the Reverend F.M. “Buddy” Stallings and the Reverend Tom Ehrich. Eulogies were given by Jane Pickens, Nate Ehrich, Jonathan Brewer and Nicole Seiferth. Music was provided by Ernest McCoy.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas, Arkansas, on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. The service will be conducted by the Reverend Buddy Ratliff and the Reverend Tandy Hanson.

Madelyn’s friends are creating a foundation in her honor to make great literature available to the children of New York City.

Madelyn was a joy to know.