Mrs. Mildred "Bootsie"? Britt, 88, 600 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Mercy Medical Center, Knoxville after a brief illness. Mrs. Britt was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late Burnie and Mable Rush Bennett. In addition to her parents her husband Lawrence V. Britt; one brother, Bill Bennett; one sister, Mary Frances Rose also preceded her in death. Mrs. Britt was a homemaker and a member of Southwestern Baptist Church. Survivors include: three sons, Bob Sams and his wife Glenda of Johnson City, Dan Fleener and his wife Audrey of Dandridge, Tn. and Joey Britt of Knoxville; one daughter, Deborah Ledford of Johnson City; one brother, Jimmy Bennett and his wife Sandy of Johnson City; two sisters, Judy Walker and her husband David of Johnson City and Nancy Kimbrough of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Kristin Epperson, Stacey Greer and Brittney Atkinson; three great grandchildren. The funeral service for Mrs. Mildred "Bootsie"? Britt will be conducted at 8 PM Saturday, April 3, 2010 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Greg Salyer will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 2 PM Monday, April 5, 2010 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Gene Crowder, Gene Oaks, Jim Miller, Ed McClure, Wayne Livingston and Argil Hunt. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral by 1:15 PM Monday to go in procession. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Saturday prior to the service.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the priviledge to take care of your mother in Recover Room. I lost my mother 6 years ago and the vacancy that is left in your heart will always be there. Remember the fun and special times you had with her. Joey I am here if you need to talk. I am praying for you all during this difficult time. Have a blessed day. Your friend always, Emma Merritt, RN,BSN

  2. Anonymous says:

    Joey and Family, I am thinking of you all and sending up prayers on your behalf. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to know “my Mama B”. I will never forget her laugh and great sense of humor – you all come by it honestly. Although I can’t be there in person, my thoughts are there with you. Much love to you all ! Melanie

  3. Anonymous says:

    Deborah, i don’t know if you remember me but I use to sell Avon to your Mother when your first baby had just been born. You all lived out at Crystal Springs and then moved to Todd Drive. I always enjoyed my visits with you all. I am sorry to hear of your Mother passing. I use to enjoy the long talks she and I had on the phone.I have thought of you all often. Lost track somehow. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend the services and be there for you in your time of sorrow. But, there is sickness in my family that will keep me from being there.I would love to hear from you when you feel up to it. I wish you would call me. My phone number is 423-928-3892 call me anytime. And again I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Anonymous says:

    My mamaw was like a mother to my sisters and I. It is hard to believe that she has been gone for 8 months and it will never seem like it. I know I have done some bad things in the past But my mamaw and God have forgiven me over that and I hope that no one holds that against me. No one is perfect. The other day when it was snowing outside I swear I heard my mamaw calling my name “Kristin! It’s snowing outside.” She loved the snow and she loved Christmas. It will never be the same without her. I have lived with her my whole life and I loved every minute of it! She was the best! and still to this day. You are with papaw now and mother and dad and everyone else. You will always be missed! Kristin your granddaughter

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