Claudia Ritchie Pearce

Claudia Ritchie Pearce, 77, passed away on March 9th, 2024 at home under the care of Authora Care Collective (Hospice) of Burlington with her children by her side.

A native of Alamance County, she was the daughter of James Clemmie Ritchie and Sarah Katherine Jones Ritchie both deceased.

Survivors include two children Robert (Robbie) Lewis Gray Jr (Deborah), Lynette Gray Rimmer (Guy); four grandchildren Dylan Rimmer (Vespera), Jake Rimmer, Chad Isaacs, Lee Isaacs; one great grand daughter Logan Rimmer; three nephews and two nieces; a sister, Glenda Ritchie Andrews, and brother, Mike Ritchie (Kathy). In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Bill Ritchie, his wife Marcine, and her brother-in-law John Andrews.

Claudia’s family moved to Graham when she was an infant, where she lived for the next 50 years. She is a graduate of Graham High School, after marrying and having her children she went on to graduate from Cosmetology School and became a hairstylist. She later became the owner operator at The Trend Setters in Graham where she was at the center of the community, family and friends she loved so much. Claudia followed her dream of moving to Carolina Beach, NC where she loved spending time on the North End and hosting family. She changed careers and went to work in the office of Carolina Sands Hotel. She made lots of friends during her time there. In 2018 she moved back to Burlington, NC to be close to her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Family will receive friends at 1:00 PM and service at 2:00 PM at Graham Presbyterian Church in Graham, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Authora Care Collective (Hospice) of Burlington or Graham Presbyterian Church.