Mary Hill Britton

August 23, 1924 - June 17, 2021

08/23/1924 - 06/17/2021

Past Services

Saturday June 19, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Sunday June 20, 2021
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Sunday June 20, 2021
2:00 pm
St. John Baptist Church
1644 NC-461
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom and Rev. Douglas VanNiel officiating

AULANDER, NC – Mary Hill Britton, age 96, of Hwy 561 West, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Britton was born on August 23, 1924 to Harold Burleigh Hill and Edna Pope Hill in Murfreesboro, NC. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a devoted member of St. John Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher for 50 plus years. She enjoyed working in the upholstery shop with her daughter and sewing clothes for many different people. Mary had a passion for poetry, especially the funny ones. She is loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas J. Britton; and sisters, Frances Newton, Billie Kiff, and Beryl Winslow.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Pat Barr and husband Jim of Ahoskie, and Marcia Britton and Boyfriend, Lorin Knouse of Barnardsville, NC; three sons, Jeff Britton and wife Shirley of Chapin, SC, Chris Britton and wife Michele of Herndon, VA, Kevin Britton and wife Laura of Salisbury, NC; sister, Iona Richardson of Fort Worth, TX; brother, Burleigh Hill of Norfolk, VA; four grandsons, Kerry Barr of Ahoskie, Travis Barr and wife Phyllis of Apex, NC, Ken Britton and wife Serena of Chapin, SC, and Nathan Britton of Herndon, VA; three great-grandsons, Cade Barr of Apex, NC, Trace Britton of Chapin, NC, and Trevor Britton of Chapin, SC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the St. John Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC 27910, with Rev. Jesse Croom and Rev. Doug VanNiel officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made directly to the St. John Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1650 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Britton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Marilyn Shue Carter
2 years ago

Jeff, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family. God Bless~

Robbie & Malinda Parker
2 years ago

Jeff, we are so sorry for your loss.

Melba Terry Phillips
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss Jeff. You and your family are in my prayers

Pastor Doug VanNiel
2 years ago

The Mary that I have known in the last four years had a kind heart and a love for poems. I enjoyed our visits, and hearing stories about teaching Sunday School. May her devotion to Jesus, God’s Word, and the church continue to live on in her legacy for us today. Romans 6:5,8. Our love and prayers, Pastor Doug and SJBC family.

Thelbert Brown
2 years ago

Pat and Chris I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. I remembered her very well when living in Menola. Your family are my prayers. Thelbert

Amy Vick-Long
2 years ago

Deepest sympathy to the family of this lovely lady. She was such a funny lady and a joy to be around. God bless you all.

Lucille Stocks
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss Ms. Pat. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Brenda Baisey
2 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are going your way.I am so sorry.