Linda C. Brown

Linda C. Brown

May 9, 78, 

Linda Harriet Cain Brown passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020. She was born on March 31, 1942 to Eva Thrower Cain and Johnnie Wood Cain, Sr. in Fayetteville, NC.

Linda was a graduate of East Carolina College in 1964. She obtained a Masters in Education from East Carolina University in 1978. Linda taught for 34 years in Virginia, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro and the Wayne County School System. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1993-94 for Wayne County Public Schools. As an active member of First Presbyterian Church, she served as a deacon, an elder, and was Presbyterian Women Honorary Life Member 2012. Linda was a Silver Sister member of the Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators. In her 34 years as a member of Alpha Gamma Chapter, she served as president and in many other leadership roles. The role of giving back by volunteering was very important to her. She volunteered at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Wayne Memorial Hospital, First Presbyterian Church, and served as a guardian ad litem.

A Service Celebrating Linda’s Life will be held at her church, First Presbyterian Church, at a later date when the community can attend freely and after the warnings for the COVID – 19 virus have lifted. They will plan to greet friends following that service at the church.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Elbert Franklin Brown; son, Johnnie Charles Brown; and grandsons, Dylan Tyler March and Jase Wyatt Brown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Lois Tammasi, Lota Burns, Eunice Blago, Aileen Briley, and three brothers, J.W. Cain, Jr., David Cain, and Frankie Cain, as well as her mother-in-law, Johnnie Charlotte Brown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Women or the Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Fund.

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