Claudia Watkins Belk


Age: 79

widow of the late former Charlotte, North Carolina mayor John Belk (d. 2007) who was one of the first women to be elected to public office in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina when she won a District Court judgeship in 1968 and held the post until 1972 but who had been assistant clerk of Mecklenburg County Superior Court before that, in which the Central Piedmont Community College paid a tribute by naming a building the Claudia Watkins Belk Center for Justice.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: July 10, 1937

Died: February 8, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina