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Lola B. Shambee

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Lola B. Shambee

Lola B. Shambee

Lola B. Shambee, 83, passed away on January 30, 2023. She was the widow of Donald Shambee.

Born in Lamont, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Viola Jackson-Carter and James Carter. Lola initiated her career in nursing, then later found that her true calling was in law enforcement. After moving to Brawley, CA in 1973, Lola started her career at the Adult Detention Facility in El Centro, CA. She was initially a correctional officer, then later promoted to Staff Sergeant. She made an immense impact towards her coworkers, staff, and inmates. After working there for just over 25 years, she retired in 1998.

Lola was a member of New Mount Olive Baptist Church for 50 years. She spent her time teaching Sunday School and made a consistent effort in contributing 10 percent of her gross income towards her tithes. Besides being a Sunday School teacher, she was involved in many departments within the church. To name a few, she was a member of the Board of Trustee's, a part of Feed the Need Committee, a Secretary over Church Finance, a President of Family and Friends Day, President of the Senior Choir, and President of the Mission Board.

She was a woman that kept herself busy. She loves the Lord, enjoyed reading her bible, loved a good talk, valued education, gardening was her hobby, and was always cognizant on what was going on in this world by keeping up with the News. Lola will be remembered by her beautiful smile, her strong will power, and her humble spirit of giving. Two days before she passed, she was honored at Martin Luther King's Stone of Hope award ceremony for the impact that she made in her community. It was there that she informed us of her contribution in donating to missionaries to support the implementation of clean drinking water to underprivileged countries.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Shambee; parents Viola and James Carter; sisters, Goldie Williams, Doris Webster, Mary Lee Bynum, Evelyn Holliday, Jimmie Lee Edwards, Le Effie Flagg, Julia Ledora Roberson, and Viola Hudson Lee; brothers, Thomas and Clarence Carter.

She is survived by her sister Odessa Carter; daughter, Pamela Carter; son, Darryl Shambee (Sandi); grandchildren Isaiah (Keochia) Ringfield, and Lailani McIntyre; great grandchildren, Jamara, Izayah, and Zayaunah Ringfield; along with an abundance of nieces and nephews in which she carried close relationships with.

"She may have been called Sister Shambee, Mom, Auntie Lola, Cousin Lola, but to her beloved grandchildren she will always be Grammy <3."


Where - New Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Date/Time - Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 6 - 9 pm

Address - 1321 J St., Brawley, CA 92227

Funeral services

Officiated by Minister James Haley

Where - New Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Date/Time - Friday, February 17, 2023 at 8:30 am

Address - 1321 J St., Brawley, CA 92227

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