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Dr. Albert Britton Jr.

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Dr. Albert Bazaar Britton, Jr. was the first African-American physician admitted to the staff of Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. The life he began in Enterprise, Mississippi in 1922 would lead to the pursuit of excellence in medicine, securing equality for all through civil rights and working to enhance our community through service. That life ended Monday, October 25, 2010. Dr. Albert Britton, Jr. was 88.
Education and public service were paramount in Dr. Britton's life, yet he still found time to come to the aid of his country. His military service included tours during World War II and the Korean War. He performed with distinction, earning the Bronze Star for excellent medical service while in the armed forces. Dr. Britton made a tremendous mark in the medical field, participating in the first clinical trials of penicillin shots at Fort McClellan, Alabama in 1944.
He is survived by his wife, Maxcine Young Britton; children, Albert Britton III, M.D. (Crystal), Tanya Britton, Camilla Britton Lewis (Jerry) and Kevin Young (Shaniqua); two sisters, Mrs. Grace Britton Sweet and Mrs. Lucille Wade. He also leaves twelve grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. His first wife, Frances Williams Britton and two daughters, Anna Maria and Therese preceded him in death.
Family and friends hour will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 653 Claiborne Avenue, Jackson, MS, Friday, October 29, 2010, at 6 p.m. The funeral mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Tougaloo College in memory of Dr. Albert B. Britton, Jr.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Oct. 29, 2010
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