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Eldred Pearce Lindsey

July 20, 1924 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old


Eldred Pearce Lindsey, 99, of Youngsville passed away peacefully on the morning of Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2024. She was born in Franklin County on July 20, 1924, the daughter of Katie Howell Hicks Pearce and George Davis Pearce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmage Elmo Lindsey in 1989; son, Gail Talmage Lindsey in 2020; daughter, Nancy Lynette Lindsey in 2022; and her sister Helen Pearce Waker and brother Ebbie Jones Pearce.

Eldred’s greatest joys in life were her family and friends. She fulfilled her most important roles in life, that as a mother, wife and trusted friend. It was known by all that she had an unbounded love and faith in God.  Eldred was a member of Youngsville Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Ladies Adult Sunday School, and was involved with several church groups. 

As she raised her children, she was involved in PTA, sport activities, and utilized her extensive knowledge and skill of sewing to make cheerleader uniforms and costumes for school plays. Eldred enjoyed cooking and serving meals on Sundays and Holidays for family and friends. She loved to send cards and handwritten notes of encouragement. Later in life, she embraced technology and learned to send texts of encouragement.

Eldred retired from Franklin County School System after working over 25 years as a substitute teacher, librarian and teacher assistant. After retirement, she focused her time and attention to involvement in her community as a member of the Youngsville Woman’s Club. She was a frequent visitor to a local daycare to hold and nurture babies. She made “busy aprons” for dementia patients and breast cancer pillows. She would dress as Ragged Anne, Mrs. Santa Claus, a Leprechaun, Mother Goose or a Pumpkin to read to children at the library and deliver her famous tea cookies around town. She handmade baby blankets for many new babies in the community.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 5, 2024, at Youngsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Youngsville Cemetery.

Friends visited with the family prior to the service on Friday, April 5, 2024, from 1:00pm - 1:45pm in the Youngsville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

She is survived by daughters Katie Lindsey and Amy Lindsey Fairfield (Richard); grandchildren, Gail Jr., Kevin and Laurie Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Silas Lindsey and, Ashley Yelton (Travis); five great-great-grandchildren, Cayden, Gracie, Harley, Aiden and Daneca.

A special thanks to her caregivers, Diane Shadrach and Heartland Hospice staff.

Mom, you made this a world better place, you were loved and will be deeply missed.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Youngsville Baptist Church, PO Box 297, Youngsville, NC, 27596 or to the charity of your choice.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)


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April 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Youngsville Baptist Church
315 E Main St
Youngsville, NC 27596

Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Youngsville Baptist Church
315 E Main St
Youngsville, NC 27596


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