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Ricky M. Britt

HARRELLSVILLE – Ricky Miller Britt, age 60, of Baker Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Britt was born on December 7, 1960 to Thomas Wade and Ethelyn Miller Britt in Ahoskie, NC. He is a member of Harrellsville Baptist Church where he has served as an ordained deacon. He was also a former member of Harrellsville Volunteer Fire Department and has served the department as a chief. He coached little league baseball when his children were younger and loved teaching the game to the players. He has been a grower for Perdue Farms since 1989. Ricky devoted his life to farming, being in a field on a tractor made him happy, he took great pleasure in helping with his son’s sunflower business. However, what made Ricky the happiest was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved his family dearly and will be deeply missed by them and his friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Chassity Britt.

Ricky is survived by his loving wife, Jerri Lynn; two sons, Lee Britt of Harrellsville, and Joel Britt and wife Bridget of Powellsville; two grandsons, Dixon and Wiley Britt; a granddaughter, Macie Britt; two brothers, Perry Britt and wife Martha of Memphis, TN, and Neal Britt and wife Donna of Harrellsville; a sister, Charlotte Mizelle and husband Billy of Harrellsville; two nephews, Brian Johnson and wife Kate, and Wade Britt; two nieces, Erica Hart, and Brittney Matthews and husband Frankie; his mother and father in law, Jerry and Reba Hawkins; along with many friends.

Due to the pandemic restrictions, Ricky will be available for viewing and signing the guest book on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and the family will be available any time at the home.

A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Britt Family Cemetery, Harrellsville, NC, with Rev. Tony Capehart, Rev. Ray Faircloth, Jr, and Rev. Jeff Crabtree officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Harrellsville Baptist Church, PO Box 5, Harrellsville, NC 27942, or Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465, or PanCan (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network), 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search then type Ricky Britt.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Britt family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.