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Betty Britt


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Betty Ann Riggs Britt

Memphis, TN

Betty Ann Riggs Britt was born on July 28,1935 in Jonesborough, Tennessee to Georgia Fink Riggs and Nathan Riggs and went to Gloryland on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at UT Methodist Hospital.

Believer first, and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, "Miss Betty" was trained as a nurse but excelled at fine French hand sewing, smocking, cooking, and studying the Bible. An avid collector and expert on antique French lace and handmade quilts, she also loved gardening and was a certified Master Gardener. One of the original leaders in the Memphis Bible Study Fellowship, she loved the Lord and led her life according to Proverbs 31- especially the wearing of purple!

She met her late husband, Dr. Louis Goodno Britt, in Wise, Virginia where they were both working at Miners Memorial Hospital. They married in 1957 in Kingsport, Tennessee, and four days later arrived in Okinawa, Japan, where they lived for two years, then built a wonderful life in Memphis. Called "The Queen" by her beloved husband of 58 years, they danced in the kitchen almost every night. The two of them particularly loved their summers filled with golf and croquet at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, where they made lifelong memories with their family and met even more fantastic friends. Miss Betty was especially thankful for a late-in-life fellowship with Wyvonnie Smith, who cared lovingly for her into her final chapter.

Mrs. Britt leaves her three daughters, Lisa Britt Colcolough (John) of Memphis, Christy Britt Taylor (Bill) of Hickory, North Carolina, and Calder Britt Clark (Chauncey) of Charleston, South Carolina, and her sister Anna Faye Riggs Costantino of Wellington, Florida. She is survived by two nephews, David Britt (Beth) of Issaquah, Washington and Danny Britt (Cathy) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and a host of other nieces and nephews. She was most proud of her seven grandchildren, Caitlin Colcolough of Nashville; Cameron Reynolds (Ned) of Greenville, South Carolina; Britt Colcolough of Austin, Texas; Maddie Taylor of Jacksonville, Florida; Mary Calder Taylor of Charleston, South Carolina; Campbell Clark of Charleston, and Walton Clark of Charleston.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, in the Sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church, followed by a visitation and reception in the Salmon Room.

Any memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee, or to Chapel By the Lake, Grandfather Golf and Country Club, 2120 NC Highway 105 South, Linville, NC 28646 or to the .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 10, 2017
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