Thelma Virginia Britt

July 26, 1936 ~ January 1, 2010

Thelma Virginia Britt, 73, of 1023 Gray Station Road, Gray, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Unicoi, and a daughter of the late Frankie Tipton. Thelma was a retired employee of Siemens and had originally worked for Texas Instruments. Thelma was better known as " Mamaw"? to her family and was a great fan of the Atlanta Braves, and listening to gospel music. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by: her husband in 1974, Hewlett "Slim"? Britt; four brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren, Chad Britt and Ashley Herman. Survivors include: a son, Charles Britt of Gray; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Ann and Ricky Cox of Johnson City, Kathy Gillette, Loretta and James Herman of Gray and Laura Britt Hathaway of Gray; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Ruby Tipton of Powder Branch, Ray and Jean Tipton of Gray; a sister, Myrtle McKee of Johnson City; eleven grandchildren, Haley Jones, Autumn Britt, Jennifer Gillette, J. D. Gillette, Andy Cox, Eddie Cox, Mickey Cox, Jessica Cox, Josh Herman and Chuckey Britt; nine great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, special friends, Sheri Tipton and the Goods; her special dog Dakota. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 8 PM under the direction of Rev. Roy Yelton. The family will receive friends from 6 PM until time of service at 8 PM in the South Chapel of the Morris""Baker Funeral Home. A committal service will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday January 7, 2010 at the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be: Mickey, Eddie and Ricky Cox, Josh Good, Josh Herman, J. D. Gillette. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 AM to leave in procession to the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network or the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Keeping you all in our prayers during this difficult time and wishing you comfort and peace.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grief. God Bless you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We want you all to know that you are in our thoughts & prayers!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I spent many a day at her house with Laura. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of need. Love, Crystie

  5. Anonymous says:

    Praying that God comforts you during this time of loss.

  6. Anonymous says:

    My mom! Oh how I miss you. Everyday that goes by gets so much harder. The love I had,and still have for my mom is so strong. She was not just my mom she was my best friend. A friend and a mother that I could talk to about anything and she was always be there to listen. She was a mother with dignity, respect, and a whole lot of love. Her love was not only given to her family but to everyone she knew or met. My mom will be greatly missed. As the stars come out at night I will remember everyday my mom is looking down on me and with the love that I had from her I will remember always. You always thought of mom everyday and will always-We Love You Mom and Mammaw- Love Loria, Haley, Charles and Autumn

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