Funeral For Walmart Greeter Planned For Sunday

According to the Wilson Memorial Service website 71-year-old Rochelle Pender's funeral will be held Sunday at 7 p.m and visitation will follow.

Wilson Memorial Service is located at 2811 Fieldstream Dr.

Wilson police say Pender was a Walmart greeter. They say she was injured on Wednesday following the chase of a shoplifting suspect. Pender was transported to the hospital, but later died on Friday.

Police continue to investigate.

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A Walmart greeter has died following the chase of a shoplifting suspect, according to Wilson police.

Police report they were called to a shoplifting in progress at the Walmart on Forest Hills Road Wednesday afternoon, just before 3.

They say they were advised the shoplifting suspect, 23-year-old Joshua Max Lambert of Wilson, had been detained but was fighting with Walmart loss prevention employees.

Wilson police say employees reported that a greeter, 71-year-old Rochelle Pender, had been knocked down during the chase of Lambert.

They report that's how Pender was hurt. There is no word on the specific injuries. Pender was transported to Wilson Medical Center then airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She died Friday.

Lambert has been charged with two counts of simple assault. The investigation is ongoing, and there is no word on the possibility of additional charges.

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