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Wake County school board honors the late Ann Majestic

The Wake County, Durham and Alamance-Burlington school boards all held moments of silence at their meetings this week in honor of the late Ann Majestic, who died Saturday at age 61.

Majestic served as the lead school board attorney for all three systems and for other school districts across North Carolina. On Tuesday, several Wake County school board members praised Majestic for her service to the district and for the courage she showed during her fight with breast cancer.

“She’s one of the bravest women I’ve ever met,” said Wake school board Chairwoman Christine Kushner. “Her professionalism, her sharp legal mind touched the lives of many of us both personally and professionally and I knew her as someone who truly cared about public schools, truly cared about public school students – especially those with special-education needs.”

Wake school board members rushed to finish Tuesday’s meeting so they could attend Majestic’s wake. Some are also expected to attend her funeral at 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main Street in Durham.