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Rhonda Faye (Lambert) Bye

November 23, 2023
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Rhonda Bye Obituary

Rhonda Faye Bye, 59, beloved mother, nana, sister & friend passed away unexpectedly at her home in the early morning of November 23.
Rhonda was the youngest of four children born to Robert Lambert & Ruth Schwebke Lambert on January 22, 1964, in Belvidere, IL.
She graduated in 1982 from Belvidere High School. While she went on to be a hard worker for many years, her calling was to be a mother.
Throughout her life, Rhonda enjoyed music (particularly classic rock), being her daughters’ biggest fan, camping, art, & poetry. Above all, she loved spending time with her loved ones & showering her grandbabies with an abundance of love.
Rhonda was a selfless & extraordinary soul. She was fiercely independent & tough, but she loved so much harder. With a wicked wit & a dimpled smile that could light up the darkest room, she had a way of captivating everyone around her. She was never afraid to let emotions dance across her face or inspire laughter in times of sorrow. God truly broke the mold with her.
Rhonda leaves behind to cherish her memory her life partner,  Doug Franklin, of Rockford; Two daughters, Raychell Martin, of Rockford & Lacey (Josh) Gammeter, of Belvidere; Four grandchildren, Ayden, Haeley, Ronan & Kaiden.
She is also survived by all three of her siblings, Rita (Mike) Wilkinson, Renita (Charlie) Vangeisen, & Robert Michael (Debbie) Lambert along with many nieces, nephews, & cherished friends.
She is preceded in death by both of her parents, one niece & nephew, as well as one great-niece & great-nephew.
A celebration of life will be held at the Garden Prairie United Church of Christ on December 10th at 1 pm.

Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 North Sixth Street, Rockford, IL, 61107 cares for the family. Condolences can be made to sundbergfh.com

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Celebration of Life
December 10, 2023

1:00 PM
Garden Prairie United Church of Christ


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