Mrs. Juanita "Tiny" Brittain, wife of the late pastor, Carson Brittain, passed away on July 2, 2011, after a brief illness. Mrs. Brittain was born in Puncheon Camp, Tennessee, on September 9, 1916, and grew up in Knoxville. She met her future husband at Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN, and they were married on Thanksgiving Day of 1940. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Brittain was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Keith McCray (Nancy). Mrs. Brittain is remembered by many former students who were in her classroom at Lake City Junior High School, where she taught for a number of years. She had a quick wit and ready smile, but guided both her own children and her students with a firm hand. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother.
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She is survived by her children: David (Carol) Brittain of Mexico Beach, FL, Mary Manning of Franklin, NC, and Nancy Collins (Carson) of Lake City. In addition, she leaves five grandchildren: Scott Brittain, Melissa McCray Henderson, Jeff Brittain, Haiying Manning Han, and Joshua McCray, and four great grandchildren.
A graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Tuesday, July 5th, at 9:00 A.M. with Rev. Stephen Ahrens, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lake City officiating. Interment will follow. No visitation hours are scheduled but the family will be at the home of Nancy and Carson Collins, 1124 SW Flagler Ct., Lake City. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to Haven Hospice or your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY Funeral Home, 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. Please sign the guest book at www.guerryfuneralhome.net.
Published in Lake City Reporter on July 3, 2011