Thelma Mundy, Legacy’s first museum administrator, died on June 7, 2008. The following statement was read at Thelma’s funeral on June 13 at Scott Zion Baptist Church:
The board of directors of the Legacy Project wishes to acknowledge Thelma Mundy’s extraordinary dedication and service to the Legacy Museum of African American History. Thelma and Jim Mundy were instrumental in establishing the Museum. Before it opened, Thelma worked tirelessly as a volunteer and then as museum administrator. In those positions she oversaw renovation of the Museum building, secured donations of funds and equipment from many businesses, and donated numerous items herself. Thelma cared for the Museum as she cared for her own home. She ran the office, gave tours, and, in her countless interactions with individuals, clubs, churches, businesses, and government agencies, became Legacy’s public face. In service to Legacy, Thelma and Jim gave unstintingly of their time, money, and worldly goods. The Legacy board will always be grateful for Thelma’s business acumen, her sense of style, her ready wit, her warmth and personal charm, and her generous spirit. The board shares deeply in the sense of loss brought by Thelma’s passing, and extends heartfelt condolences to her family and many friends.