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Ms. Mary Lou Britain, age 88, of Lakeland, FL, passed away December 15, 2017.
Ms. Britain was born on December 5, 1929 in Shreveport, LA to the late Thomas and Theoda Odgen. She spent her childhood years in Shreveport alongside her brother, Thomas. In 1980 she moved to Lakeland, FL where she spent many years as a Circle Leader and active member of First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland. She also volunteered with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization and the Pink Ladies of Virginia Beach. She was outgoing, social and had many friends. She enjoyed her Bridge Club and playing golf.
Along with her parents, Ms. Britain was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years: Laurie Britain; son: Warren Britain; and brother: Thomas Warren Ogden. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Damon and Debbie Britain of Peachtree City, GA.
The Britain family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Compassus Hospice and Somerby of Peachtree City, who cared so compassionately for Ms. Britain during her final months.
A memorial service will be held for Ms. Britain at First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassus Hospice, 145 Howard Lane, Fayetteville, GA 30215.
The Britain family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
Davis and Rosemary yates says
Such a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was a beautiful, thoughful and gracious lady. We, miss her and will continue to. One thing we trust is that she feels no pain and is celebrating being with Herb again!
Edie and Tim Vinson says
Tonight, Tim and I were enjoying a recipe that your Mother cooked for us, and shared with us many years ago.. That led us to remembering Lou and Herb, and how fond of both we were. I decided to look your Mother up to see if she was still in Lakeland. It was really like a sign to check on her. So sorry to hear that I didn’t get to share with her again, but really could not believe that she had just died. Tim and I have such fond memories of living across the street from Lou and Herb in Lakeland. They were wonderful neighbors, wonderful people, and they were very good to us and our boys. I still have a painting Lou did for us when we moved away. Please accept our sincere sympathy as we share a life well lived.