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Shirley Ann Lam Chambers

February 23, 1942 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 77)

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Shirley Ann Lam Chambers, age 77 of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Shirley was born in Botetourt County February 23, 1942 and lived in the area all of her life. She was the daughter of the late William R. and Dorothy E. Holland Lam.

Shirley was a very good cook and enjoyed cooking and canning for her family. She loved feeding hummingbirds, her pet cat Ms. Puff, her pet dog, Roscoe, and had been a member of Faithful Rebeccas.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her son Timothy Lam; and siblings: Mona Crowder, John Lam, and Jacob Lam. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Earnest Wingfield Chambers, Jr.; her children: Theresa (Belve) Underwood, Ernest and Lisa Chambers, Evon Chambers, Deborah Chambers, and James Chambers; grandchildren: Brittany, Jordan, Brandon, James, and Christopher; great-grandchildren: Jamison, Jalin, Macie, and William; brothers and sisters: William Roland (Patricia) Lam, James (Mary) Lam, Ruth Dudley, and Dorothy Hicks.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be 7:00 pm, Friday, January 17 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Ben Peyton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to American Cancer Society, 2840 VA-419,
#106-A, Roanoke, Virginia 24018.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 1/17/2020 at 07:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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January 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

Memorial Service
January 17, 2020

7:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083


American Cancer Society
2840 Electric Road, #106, Roanoke VA 24018
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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