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Claire Elizabeth Campbell (Brady)

February 6, 1999 — December 20, 2023

Siler City


Claire Elizabeth Campbell (Brady) of Siler City, NC passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of December 20th, 2023, while surrounded by her dogs, friends, and family.  Claire fought for 8 months, fighting an undiagnosed illness that stumped some of the smartest doctors in the world, proving them wrong every step of the way until the end. She was 24 years old. 


Claire was born in Sanford, NC on February 6th, 1999, to Dee and David Brady. She was a graduate of Chatham Charter School (where she met her best friend & “Gull”, Emily Palmiter), UNC-Greensboro, and had recently been accepted into the Bryan School of Business & Economics at UNCG to pursue a master’s degree. 


After graduating from UNC-Greensboro, Claire went on to work for Hanes Brand, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC before recently accepting a job at Kontoor Brands in Greensboro, NC. Claire was to help lead a newly formed team for European Women’s Marketing of Lee & Wrangler retail products. Claire was hard-working and dedicated to her job, showcasing her abilities and rising to promotions in only a short time. However, it was her first job that was her most important. 


Claire first worked at Hayley-Bales Steakhouse in Siler City, NC as a hostess and waitress. It was here that she met her future husband, Zach Campbell.  They would write love notes to each other and pass time at work flirting at the hostess stand. Her “Boo Boo” (or one of twenty other nicknames she gave him) fell in love with Claire during their time together working here. Although Zach took his precious time, they would later be engaged in Cancun, Mexico in October of 2022. Zach and Claire loved each other deeply and unconditionally. 


Though Claire would tell Zach he was her “BFF”, it was always her mother Dee the entire time. Dee raised Claire to have an infectious personality, be independent & strong, while also having the most caring heart in the world. The two of them helped foster children together that Claire would become attached to.  Claire was Dee’s “Doodlebug”. They were inseparable and would laugh and talk all throughout their days together. When Claire became sick, Dee was by Claire’s side every night and day. Claire loved her mother more than anything in the world. 


Claire Elizabeth Campbell (Brady) loved singing, dancing, walking, fashion, and being the life of the party. She lit up every room she walked into with her infectious smile, laugh, and personality.  She loved her pets, Anna Grey, Teddy, and especially her Bagel. Claire never met a stranger and brought joy to every person she encountered. Whether it was a wave while walking downtown, or a compliment to a stranger in a grocery store check-out line, Claire lived to make other people happy. 

Claire is survived by her mother Dee Marshall, husband Zach Campbell, father David Brady, grandmother Joanne Marshall, aunt Kelly Marshall, aunt Jeanne Lamb (Wayne Lamb), uncle Jay Marshall (Judi Marshall) as well as many cousins and friends. 


The family will hold a private ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City, NC.


Smith & Buckner will be assisting the Campbell family.

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