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Remembering Jimbo Lamberth

Tennessee Valley

September 11, 2012



Jimbo Lamberth mastered something in life that very few ever do. He always found joy in the simple things. He was a proud father, a loving son, and a caring friend. Jimbo made an impact on many lives in the Sumner County community. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Portland High School.

Jimbo’s mother, Jane Lamberth, said he had a happy-go-lucky disposition that never waivered, even when he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2000. He fought the very rare form of cancer for six months until it claimed his life when he was 20 years old. During his treatments, Jimbo needed several blood and platelet transfusions.

To honor Jimbo’s life and love for others, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on September 21.  The drive will be held at the Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church at 1185 New Deal Potts Road in Cottontown, TN from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“Jimbo would be the first one in line (at the blood drive) if he could be there,” said Jane Lamberth. “You can’t save his life but you can save someone else’s. It may be a little needle stick, but it’s lifesaving”.

Since losing Jimbo, Jane Lamberth and her husband helped open Jimbo’s Burgers Fries Dogs and Shakes in Mt. Juliet. They wanted to open the restaurant to give other families a place to go and enjoy the simple things… just like their son.

It is their way of paying it forward to the community and now we are asking all eligible donors to pay it forward by donating blood or platelets.