Leila Nicholson Herbert

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 11, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas — Leila Nicholson Herbert, 87, died Monday, June 8, 2009, in The Woodlands, Texas.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church Chapel in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Rev. Richard Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Pallbearers in Fort Worth will be Bill Lambert Jr., Jeff Lambert, John Chapman and Brian Crissey. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg with the Rev. Michael Nation of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, officiating. Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made to the Memorial and Honor Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Leila N. Herbert.

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Mrs. Herbert was born in Vicksburg. She was the daughter of William Lum Nicholson and Annie Roy Lanctot Nicholson. She was a graduate of Carr Central High School and All Saints’ Episcopal College in Vicksburg. During World War II, she lived in Washington, D.C., and worked in the Defense Department at the Pentagon. She returned to Vicksburg and worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station.

She moved to Fort Worth in 1964, where she lived for 40 years. She was active in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, including St. Hilda’s Guild. She was a member of the Fort Worth Women’s Club and was very active in their Art Department, enjoying painting then, and for the rest of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Herbert; and her sisters, Mary Louise Little and Roy Dowlen.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Lambert and wife Judy of The Woodlands and Bill Lambert and wife Vicki of Stephenville, Texas; grandchildren, Lee Chapman of Austin, Texas, Bill Lambert Jr. of Austin, Jeff Lambert of Stephenville and Amy Crissey of Arlington, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.