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Mary Hill Britton

August 23, 1924 - June 17, 2021

AULANDER, NC – Mary Hill Britton, age 96, of Hwy 561 West, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Britton was born on August 23, 1924 to Harold Burleigh Hill and Edna Pope Hill in Murfreesboro, NC. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a devoted member of St. John Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher for 50 plus years. She enjoyed working in the upholstery shop with her daughter and sewing clothes for many different people. Mary had a passion for poetry, especially the funny ones. She is loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas J. Britton; and sisters, Frances Newton, Billie Kiff, and Beryl Winslow.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Pat Barr and husband Jim of Ahoskie, and Marcia Britton and Boyfriend, Lorin Knouse of Barnardsville, NC; three sons, Jeff Britton and wife Shirley of Chapin, SC, Chris Britton and wife Michele of Herndon, VA, Kevin Britton and wife Laura of Salisbury, NC; sister, Iona Richardson of Fort Worth, TX; brother, Burleigh Hill of Norfolk, VA; four grandsons, Kerry Barr of Ahoskie, Travis Barr and wife Phyllis of Apex, NC, Ken Britton and wife Serena of Chapin, SC, and Nathan Britton of Herndon, VA; three great-grandsons, Cade Barr of Apex, NC, Trace Britton of Chapin, NC, and Trevor Britton of Chapin, SC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the St. John Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC 27910, with Rev. Jesse Croom and Rev. Doug VanNiel officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made directly to the St. John Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1650 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Britton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


St. John Baptist Church

1644 NC-461
Ahoskie, North Carolina 27910

Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom and Rev. Douglas VanNiel officiating

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021


Ahoskie Cemetery

First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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