Celebration of life scheduled for Linda Pearce-Thomas

“We are sorry to announce the passing of Linda Pearce Thomas, Sunday September 24th."
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 10:37 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Linda Pearce-Thomas, former Elderhaus executive director and UNCW Board of Trustees chair, passed away on Sept. 24, according to an announcement on Facebook.

A celebration of life for her is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located at 1001 S. 7th St. in Wilmington, per Davis Funeral Home.

In 2012, Pearce-Thomas made history when she became the first African American woman to chair the UNCW Board of Trustees.

She was also the founder of Elderhaus, a non-profit organization that provides “services and care that allow local seniors to remain independent in their own homes,” according to its website.