Josephine Britt Dantz

February 15, 2012


HARRELLSVILLE – Josephine Britt Dantz, age 86, of Taylor St., died Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mrs. Dantz was born in Hertford County on April 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Joe and Callie Britt. She was a graduate of Campbell College and was retired as a computer technician with Midwest Rubber Company in Ohio. She was a member of Harrellsville Baptist Church.

Josephine leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Robert Dantz of the home; a daughter, Linda Lipscomb and husband, Jimmy of Appomattox, VA; a son Michael Smith and wife, Debbie of Barberton, OH; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Maki of Norton,OH; stepsons, Gary Dantz and wife Linda of Canal Fulton, OH, Larry Dantz of Norton, OH, Timothy Dantz and wife, Kate, and Roger Dantz and wife, Terry, of Barberton, OH. Also surviving are sister‚??s-in-law Ethelyn Britt of Harrellsville, NC, Maxine Britt of Cofield, NC, 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Besides her parents, Josephine was predeceased by her daughter, Diane Rockwell; her brothers T. W. Britt and Bill Britt; her sister, Anne Britt Miller; and stepson Rodney Dantz.

A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted at Harrellsville Baptist Church on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Hall and Rev. Hugh Mizelle officiating. Inurnment will be in Harrellsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harrellsville Baptist Church, PO Box 5, Harrellsville, NC, 27942.

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Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Dantz family.

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11 years ago

My deepest condolences to Bob and all of Jo’s children. I just received the news of her passing.

God’s Blessing on all.

Frank Britt and Theano Giannis
12 years ago

Uncle Bob –

Our thoughts are with you in this most difficult time.

Aunt Jo will be extremely missed.

Take comfort in the fact that she lived a long and rich life and that she leaves behind many loved ones to carry her memory.

Few among us are lucky enough to have a partner who gives the type of love that you and Aunt Jo gave to one another, a love that was obvious to any who knew you or saw you together. Aunt Jo was both lucky to have found a love like yours and extremely deserving of such love. In this most difficult time, please know that you are still surrounded by people who love you, and by people who admired and treasured the love that the two of you shared with the world.

We are grateful to have known her and will mourn her absence.

Our love goes out to you and your family.

Frank and Thea

Craig Rockwell
12 years ago

My Dearest Grandmother,

You were the sweetest lady in the world. Thank you for all of the kindness, and lessons that you taught me. I am very sorry that I cannot be there in person to give you a kiss. Please say hi to mom, and I will miss you dearly.

Love Always,

Your Grandson, Craig

Bunny Brady
12 years ago

Bob, I only met your wife a couple of times and enjoyed talking to her. She was very interesting.

You may not remember me, I’m Phyllis Forehand’s sister and i used to live in Winton.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Christina Vallas
12 years ago

My prayers are with you in your time of need. Josephine will be greatly missed. She always brought a smile to my face when she came into the office with you. May God bless you.

Jean Broom
12 years ago


Truly sorry for your loss. In MA now bu back in Harrellsville in March. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Martha Britt Becher
12 years ago

Uncle Bob,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Jo was a warm wonderful person and she will be missed dearly by all who knew her. The earth will be a sadder place without her, but she will make a wonderful Angel in Heaven.

All our love,

Martha, Bob, Kenneth & Joseph

Zach Rockwell
12 years ago

I’m going to miss grandma very much. I’m so glad we got to visit her before she passed. Forever in my heart<3