James Edwin Britt, 89, of Murfreesboro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
Mr. Britt was born on October 3, 1930 to Claudie and Bernice Johnson Britt in Northampton County, NC. James worked for many years at Georgia Pacific. He loved his family very much. James loved his church and was a very active member of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church. He also served as the Treasurer for the Murfreesboro Lions Club for many years. James was an avid gardener and enjoyed going camping, fishing, and trips to the beach. James was also an avid fan of UNC basketball.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond, Jack, and Charles Britt, and sisters, Claudie Marie Dixon, and Elizabeth Blowe.
James is survived by his wife Ethel, son, James Edwin “Jimi” Britt Jr. and his wife Terry; three daughters, Julie Martin, and husband Roy of Murfreesboro, NC, Josie Howell and husband Mitchell of Willow Spring, NC, Jackie Barnes and husband O.C. of Seaboard, NC; brother, Carl Russell Britt and wife Peggy of Milwaukee, NC; two sisters-in-law, Jewel Britt and Frances Britt, both of Milwaukee, NC; three grandsons, Matthew Martin and wife Jenna of Greensboro, NC, Andrew Martin and wife Courtney of Franklin, VA, and Justin Vick and wife Erin of Raleigh, NC; two granddaughters, Aleah Howell of Durham, NC, and Anna Howell of Willow Spring, NC; three great-granddaughters, Emma Grace Martin of Franklin, VA, Annabelle James Martin of Franklin, VA, and Avery Vick of Raleigh, NC; and one great-grandson, Everett Martin of Greensboro, NC.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 10, 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm at Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, Murfreesboro, NC.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. Jason Villegas, officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Murfreesboro United Methodist Church by clicking here or Murfreesboro Lions Club by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Britt family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
ONE DEAR MAN, HUSBAND, DADDY AND A FRIEND TO SO MANY PEOPLE. I LOVED WATCHING HIM AND ETHEL TOGETHER AS A COUPLE. SUCH A HELPFUL PERSON IN MANY, MANY WAYSTO MANY OTHERS. GOD A GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL. MY LOVE GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS AS YOU GO ABOUT WHAT IS PROBABLY THE HARDEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE❣️❣️❣️
Sorry for your loss, we always miss the family when they were here. Claud Marie was our neighbor and your parents were close too.
Julie, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our prayers for healing are with you during this difficult time.
So Sorry for your loss,,,Sending my Love and Prayers:Class of ’83
I served many times as a counter of the offerings with James. I so enjoyed his understated sense of humor and his patience and kindness.
Julie and family I am so sorry for your loss….you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss. So, glad he was at home with his family. In our prayers
So very sorry hear this. So glad he was able to be at home with the family he loved so much. My prayers are with you.
Alan and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family during this difficult time. May God give you strength, comfort and peace.
I am so sorry for this huge loss in your lives. I thought a lot of Mr. Britt and enjoyed working with him for two summers. Daddy thought so much of him and loved telling some of the stories of their experiences during the early days of GP – they were two if the original three that started the Resin Plant. Your family will always have a special place in my heart as those early days built such a strong friendship. My love and prayers are with you all.