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Betty Anne Tarver Britt

July 22, 1937 – July 10, 2019


NATCHEZ— Services for Betty Anne Tarver Britt, 81, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Southerland officiating.

Burial will follow at Jersey Settlers Cemetery in Kingston, under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Mrs. Britt was born July 22, 1937, in Natchez, the daughter of Roy Howard Tarver and Mary Louise McCaleb Tarver.

She was a graduate of Natchez-Adams High School and was extremely good at typing and shorthand, which garnered her a job with Attorney Frank Walden. She loved her job and over the years, worked for Sears, United Insurance and Natchez-Adams School district as a bus driver. Her last job was working for Attorney Danny O’Beirne. She loved people and her jobs were good fits for her. She never turned anyone away if they needed help. She was very kind and loving to all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She was a member of the DAR, Scottish Heritage Society and Colonial Dames. She loved her church family and was the church secretary for Cloverdale Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church, where she was a member for a number of years. She taught Sunday school and Mission Friends, sang in the choir, helped with vacation Bible school and was involved in a number of church events. She was a faithful and true servant to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And though she was in a wheelchair for a number of years, she was not handicapped by it. She still remained faithful to the end. She suffered a stroke while at Wednesday night prayer service.

Britt was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Britt; two sons, Terry L. Britt and Andrew D. Britt; and two brothers, Benjamin Tarver and George D. Tarver.

Survivors include four daughters, Charlotte Britt, Patricia K. Britt and Angela M. Britt, all of Natchez, and Karen Britt Hardin and husband, Carl, of Florence; one son, Michael L. Britt and wife, Anita, of Zapata, Texas; one brother, Daniel H. Tarver and wife, Alice, of Natchez; one sister, Pauline “Polly” Scott and husband, Bobby, of Natchez; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Cori Britt, Adrian Britt, Brian Merritt, Christ G. Merritt, Christopher Merritt, Terry Britt Jr. and Michael Britt Jr.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.