Local family is raising funds for memorial garden after fatal fire |

The saying goes, “Home is where the heart is.” For Marcello Lambert and his family, home is a place to remember and honor family.

After a fatal fire destroyed the family’s North Augusta home on Nov. 6, 2021, Dorian and La’Trice Lambert’s legacy is time to be remembered with a new memorial garden at the location of their home.

Dorian was Lambert’s college sweetheart. She spent her time volunteering at church, at the SPCA, and getting involved with the family. Lambert’s daughter La’Trice, at 8 years old, loved reading and wearing colorful clothes.

The memorial garden plans to create small plaques with keepsakes for family members to pay their respects. Using the brick foundation, adding Japanese gardening influences and more, the family hopes to hold a service on Nov. 5, 2022, almost one year later.

“We were going to decide to sell the land, but in her memory and in

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