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Mr. Jimmy LaMont Britt, Sr.

July 4, 1954 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Mr. Jimmy Britt, Sr. Obituary

 

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The family members and friends will be observing the COVID-19 Health Rules (Face Masks “over Mouth and Nose” and Social Distancing will be required)

 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.   Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”  (Psalm 121:1-4)

 

In profound sorrow, the Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service join with the Summers, Chaplin, and Britt families to announce Mr. Jimmy LaMont Britt, Sr. formerly of La Grange, North Carolina, age 69, has completed his earthly journey.

Surrounded by his loving and caring family members, Mr. Britt transitioned from labor to reward, Monday, July 24, 2023, at his residence in Morrisville, North Carolina.  

Jimmy was born in Wayne County, North Carolina, July 4, 1954, to the late Mr. Harry Lee Britt, Sr. and Mrs. Mazzie Dickerson-Britt.

He received his education in the Wayne County Public School System and graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in the Class of 1972. During those times, he played football and was well known as an awesome dancer and kept his fellow classmates entertained.

During Jimmy’s younger years, he joined his family’s church, Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist of Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Jimmy was always a hard-worker and held various positions at companies such as Moses H. Cone Hospital, JP Stevens, Kemp Furniture, Borden Manufacturing, Donnie Butts Masonry, Lindbergh Summers Masonry, Jonah Ham Masonry to finally his own company, B & M Masonry, until he successfully retired. He took great pride in his work and on drives would often point out the many buildings that he constructed throughout the years. His family would often tease that he must have built every structure from North Carolina to Florida.  Jimmy provided many work opportunities for young people searching for employment. He was a gentle, kind, and giving soul and did anything he could to help others. In his spare time, he loved to grill out, play card games, attend his sons, Jimmy and Steven’s, sporting events, spend time with his dogs, Herman and Buster, and was always a #1 Dallas Cowboys fan.

Jimmy was married to and divorced from Mrs. Aletha Summers Britt. From this union three children were born and he was affectionately known as “Jim Bob” by his daughter, Lisa.

As Jimmy’s health declined and even after the divorce, Ms. Aletha took care of him as if they were still married and not many people would have done it and that had to be LOVE.

                       "A tribute to: Ms. Aletha Summers-Britt and her Family"

                    "A tribute from: Mr. Harry, Mrs. Mazzie Britt and their family"

Our parents, Harry and Mazzie, loved Aletha and the ground she walked on.  Aletha is truly a very special lady.

At no point in life was Ms. Aletha considered to be an in-law by the Britt family.  To us, she was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a friend to all of us.  With her kind and pure heart of love, she made this world a better place to live.

The doctors made a suggestion to the family to have Jimmy placed in an outside care facility.  As Jimmy’s caregiver and friend, Ms. Aletha and family decided not to place Jimmy in a nursing home or a hospice center for his outside care.  His family provided care for him in their own home.  We salute Ms. Aletha, her children and grandchildren for their LOVE in action.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Harry Lee Britt, Sr. and Mrs. Mazzie Dickerson-Britt; his sister, Ms. Delores Britt; his brothers, Mr. Melvin Britt and Mr. Harry Lee Britt, Jr.; his loving in-laws, parents, Mrs. Aletha Summers and Mr. Harvey Summers, Sr.; brothers, Mr. Lindbergh Summers, Mr. Johnny Lee Summers, Mr. Earl Summers, Mr. Henry Summers and Mr. Harvey Summers, Jr.; sisters, Mrs. Annie Dawson, Ms. Claudia Summers, Mrs. Edna Graham and Ms. Irene Summers.

A public visitation will be held Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 209 Carey Street, La Grange, North Carolina 28551. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 209 Carey Street, La Grange, North Carolina 28551.  Rev, Dr. Michael A. Johnson will officiate. 

Interment will follow the Celebration of Life Service in the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, 295 West King Street, La Grange, North Carolina 28551.

Jimmy leaves a legacy of love and precious memories to his better half, Ms. Aletha Summers-Britt of Morrisville, North Carolina; his children, Mr. Jimmy Britt, Jr. and wife, Mrs. Aileen of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Lisa Britt-Chaplin and husband, Mr. Eric and Mr. Steven Britt, all of Morrisville, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Shayla of Hampton, Virginia, Jordan of Graham, North Carolina, Shigure and Natsumi of Canton, Ohio, Eric, Gabrielle, and Lauren of Morrisville, North Carolina, Shakira and Faith of Stuart, Oklahoma and Steven, Jr. of Florida; his sisters, Mrs. Nina Britt-Thomas of Raleigh, North Carolina and Ms. Chris Britt of Goldsboro, North Carolina; his brother, Billy Earl “Bill” Britt and wife, Margaret Jean of Wilson, North Carolina; sisters-in- law, Mrs. Velma Britt of Raleigh, North Carolina, Mrs. Beverly Body and husband, Ronnie of the Parkstown Community, North Carolina, Ms. Retha Summers of Greenville, North Carolina, Ms. Delores Summers, Ms. Jean Summers, Mrs. Carolyn Koonce and Mrs. Arkansas Gibbs all of La Grange, North Carolina; brothers-in- law, Mr. Elvis Summers of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mr. Jimmy Summers of La Grange, North Carolina and Mr. Earl Graham of Bellport, New York;  his special niece, Ms. Martina Britt Yelverton of Knightdale, North Carolina;  his special nephews, Mr. Andre Body of the Parkstown Community, North Carolina and Mr. Christian Summers and wife, Mrs. Kate of Parkville, Missouri; his special friends, Mr. Larry Bell of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Mr. Larry Thompson of La Grange, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Saturday, July 29, 2023, the family members and friends will assemble at Britt Funeral Home, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina at 11:10 a.m. in preparation for the funeral procession to the church.

Floral arrangements may be delivered to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina beginning Friday morning, July 28, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cards, Love-Grams and Condolences may be faxed to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5604 or posted online at www.lagrangefuneralservice.com or by calling Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5603.

Professional services, of love and care, are entrusted to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LLC in La Grange, North Carolina.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 29, 2023

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
209 Carey Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Celebration of Life
Saturday
July 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
209 Carey Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Committal
Saturday
July 29, 2023

2:30 PM
Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery
295 West James Street
La Grange, NC 28551

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