Ethel Mae Smith Britt
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Mae Smith Britt will be on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven, MS, at 11:30 a.m. with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Britt and Rev. Zach Kilpatrick will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 10 until 11:30 a.m.
Mrs. Britt, 95, of Brookhaven, MS, passed from this life on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, MS. She was born on June 19, 1925, in Brookhaven, MS, to Hiram Rankin Smith and Mattie Chandler Smith. She was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist church and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church BALL Club. Mrs. Britt was a retired school teacher from Wesson Elementary School and touched the lives of many students. Even in retirement, she continued to learn through reading and was active in the Co-Lin ILR program. She lived a long life honoring and serving the Lord Jesus Christ foremost. She was kind and gentle with a sweet spirit and smile. Everyone that knew her loved her. She was a very loving and generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Hiram and Mattie Smith; husband, William Denver Britt Sr.; and siblings, Lola Case, Marie Boling, Vernon Smith, Nellie Case, Edna Holloway and Carnie Smith.
Survivors are her children, Brenda Britt Brown of Brookhaven, MS, Ginny Britt Bates (husband David) of Terry, MS, and Denny Britt (wife Pam) of Ridgeland, MS; brother, Alfred Smith (wife Doris); grandchildren, Shay Brown (wife Reea), Justin Brady (wife Beth), Tyler Brady (wife Maria), Lee Bates (wife Shelle), Lindsey Bates Barbati (husband Steven), Rev. Jeremy Britt and Haley Britt Boykin (husband Ben); great-grandchildren, Brittney Brown, Brody Brown, Ronan Brady, Connor Brady, Frederick Brady, Isabel Brady and Britt Boykin; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers are Shay Brown, Tyler Brady, Lee Bates, Jeremy Britt, Ben Boykin and Sherman Smith. Honorary pallbearer is Justin Brady.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given in her honor to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Building Fund or Cemetery Association.
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