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Charles Edward Britt Sr.,

Charles Edward Britt Sr., 74, of Nederland, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at his home.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven. Broussard Mortuary in Beaumont, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Britt was born on March 31, 1934 to Homer L. Britt and Ida Minton Britt.

He married Ida Lee Ratcliff on May 19, 1952 and moved to Texas in 1954, where his first son, Charles “Eddie” Edward Britt Jr. was born. He retired from the Firestone Rubber Company in Orange, Texas after 32 years of service and remained in Nederland, his hometown for 50 years. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Nederland also for 50 years, where he served as a deacon and church leader.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ida Lee Ratcliff Britt; a brother, James Britt; and his sisters, Allie Mae Britt Gunnell, Betty Vee Britt Brewer and Dorthey Jean Britt Smith.

Survivors include: sons, Charles “Eddie” Edward Britt Jr. and Anthony Carlos Britt; daughter, Deborah Lee Britt Hanley; brothers, Clayton Britt and Tom Britt, both of Wesson; sister, Lessie Carolyn Britt McCoy, of Bronson, Fla.; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a church or charity of your choice in Mr. Britt’s name.

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