Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Sarah Littlejohn Lamb

12/01/1929 - 04/20/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 10am, Friday, April 28, 2017
Greater Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church
822 E Brambleton Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Sarah Augusta Littlejohn Lamb, affectionately known as “BigMa” to her grandchildren and to all that sat at her table, departed this life on April 20, 2017 after a brief illness. Sarah was born on December 1, 1929, the twelfth of thirteen children born to Johnson W. and Elizabeth Littlejohn. Johnson was a farmer and landowner in Edenton, North Carolina. She was raised in Edenton and received her diploma from D. F. Walker High School in Edenton, North Carolina. Sarah then followed her sisters to Norfolk, Virginia and studied nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. She later worked at Norfolk Community Hospital and then moved on to work at Mary Jane Bakery as the first woman machinist to operate heavy equipment. She retired from Mary Jane Bakery after 25 years of service and is still affectionately called “grandma” by her former co-workers. Sarah was known for her hospitality, soulful cooking, homemade rolls and homemade wine. You name it …she could cook it. All who entered her home became family. She was plain spoken and if called for, direct. She was full of wisdom and would share it freely with those seeking her advice (and some who did not). She was a nurturer, and fierce protector who taught us the importance of family. A couple of her favorite phrases where: “Her momma didn’t raise no fools…if you are a fool now, you became that after you left home!” Also, “Be kind to everyone…you don’t know who will give you your last drink of water”. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Joan Lamb Burleson McKnight Bembry of Norfolk, Virginia; Kathy Young (Jimmy) of Norfolk, Virginia; Stanley Lamb (Patrecea) of Burke, Virginia; Charles Lamb (Carolyn) of Morris Plains, New Jersey; Grandchildren: Hope Brock of Falls Church, Virginia; Dewrel Burleson of Norfolk, Virginia; LaMar Young (LaJoi) of Charlotte, North Carolina; Delvin Young of Norfolk, Virginia; Payton Lamb (Tiana) of Mechanicsville, Virginia; Chavanne Lamb Herndon (Jason) of Greensboro, North Carolina; Wynton Lamb of Arlington, Virginia; Charleton Lamb of New York, New York; Great Grandchildren: Asia Burleson of Norfolk, Virginia; Rain Burleson of Yorktown, Virginia; Amare Young of Charlotte, North Carolina; Kenneth Lamb of Mechanicsville, Virginia; Zion Young of Charlotte, North Carolina; Aldyn Young of Richmond, Virginia; McKinley Lamb of Mechanicsville, Virginia; and Seth Burleson of Norfolk, Virginia; along with a host of relatives, neighbors and friends.

Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/29/2017
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DDarceline Harris Kathy & Family...Saddened by your loss, Larry & I both send our Deepest Sympathy. Earth hath no sorrow that heaven can not heal...
Posted: 4/26/2017
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Garcia Alston Luten Her memories will always be precious to you...Prayers for the family
Posted: 4/26/2017
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Donnell C. Alston, President BTW Class of 1969, Norfolk, VA Kathy and family, please accept our deepest condolences at the passing of your beloved matriarch. We pray the God of ALL comfort will surround and warmly embrace you with His love and peace during this time of grief and in difficult the days that follow. He is FAITHFUL!
Posted: 4/26/2017
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Cynthia Stallings-Johnson To the entire Lamb family: We share in your season of sadness. Ms. Sarah was one of my moms bestfriends or many, many years. Thank you for sharing her with us. Continue to trust in our mighty God to see you through this time. Lillie, Katie, Cynthia, Kenneth and Juanita,
Posted: 4/25/2017
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Debbie Shtay Auntie, I am missing you almost too much to bear. Thank you for the time you spent with me. I have ALWAYS felt love from you as a child up to today. Thank you for always being so kind to me. I love you and I will miss you forever. Family I know there's not much I can do, but If I can do it, please don't hesitate to ask me. I love you too.
Posted: 4/24/2017
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Ernest M. Ellis, Jr. To the entire Lamb Family: I share in your mourning. Mrs. Lamb has been very dear to me down through the years. My thoughts of her bring peace to my heart. Each time I interact with each of you, I know that her spirit is present. Fondly I remember her zest for life and her love of people. Be ever proud of the family legacy she bestowed upon you. It is a rich legacy of family values, trust in God and great fellowship. She will always be remembered and precious memories of her should help to sustain you long after this period of bereavement. Hold on to the legacy and never let go. Doing so keeps her memory alive.
Posted: 4/23/2017
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Gerald-Keith Epps Charles & Stanley, You both have my sympathy & you'll remain in my prayers in this time of grief. Be there for each other. YITB G-K Epps
Posted: 4/22/2017
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