Linda Vines Bynum Wells died on June 22, 2020 at Transitions LifeCare following complications from a fall.
A graveside service will take place in the Wells’ Family plot at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Elm City, at a safer time in the future. Updates will be posted at wilsonmemorialservice.com
Linda was born February 17, 1925 in Farmville to Richard and Mary Alice Cobb Bynum. She was raised in Pinetops. She graduated from Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs, NC and taught English in the Elm City school system.
Linda married Jasper Thomas Wells on June 3, 1950 and continued teaching in Elm City until their first son, Al, was born. They moved to Pinetops in 1952, where Joe was born. In 1960 they relocated with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph to Henderson which was their home for 57 years. They moved to the Sunrise of Raleigh Senior living community in 2017.
Linda was a very active member of the Henderson First Presbyterian Church and served in the roles of Sunday school and Bible study teacher, deacon and elder. Linda was a generous community volunteer; some of her favorites were Cub Scout den mother for two active boys, Vance-Granville Community College adult education and tutoring programs, the Perry Memorial Library and Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson. Linda and Thomas enjoyed NC Museum of History trips, Elder Hostel trips and traveled throughout the U.S. for months at a time.
Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Bynum Fugate of Tarboro.
Linda is survived by her loving family, including husband, Thomas of Raleigh; son, Al and wife, Jan, of Richland, WA; granddaughter, Karin Hilgert and husband, Brian; great-grandchildren, Zac, Abby and Danny Hilgert of Benton City, WA; son, Joe and wife, Wanda, of Raleigh; grandsons, Aaron Wells and fiancé, Tana, of Chapel Hill, Stuart Wells of Seattle, WA and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thank you for considering a donation in Linda's honor to the charity of your choice or to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 726, Henderson NC 27536.
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