Rev. Leroy Britt Sr.

Passed 09/14/2022

Obituary For Rev. Leroy Britt Sr.

Rev. Leroy Britt, Sr. passed on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 12:00 Noon until 4:30 P.M. at Trice Funeral Home Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Saint Mary A.M.E. Church Interment will be held in Southview Cemetery. Trice Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Please keep the Britt family in prayer.

Rev. Leroy Britt, Sr, was born in Zebulon, Pike County GA to the late Mrs. Sylvester Slade Britt and the late Mr. Leon “Pop Corn” Britt on August 16, 1938. At an early age, he joined the Fuller Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. Britt received his early education in the Pike County School System and graduated from Pike County High School. After high school, he found employment with his father at the Peach Canning Plant. He soon enlisted in the United States Navy. He served from December 1, 1955, until August 14, 1959, and received an honorable discharge. Upon his return home he found employment at the Martha Mills. He was a faithful and dedicated employee for 25 years and earned his way up to a supervisory position. He also attended Upson Technical College and earned a degree in drafting and auto mechanic.

In 1964, Rev. Britt met Ms. Janie Mae Seay. He captured her heart, and they were joined in Holy Matrimony on July 6, 1964. To this union, two children were born, Cynthia and Leroy Jr. He later joined the Cedar Grove AME Church. He was faithful in the ministry, and he sung in the choir. Rev. Britt felt a calling to serve for the Lord in a different capacity. As a result, he accepted his call into the ministry. He preached his first sermon entitled, “I Had a Dream’, on December 24, 1977, at Cedar Grove AME Church. He soon was called to pastor. His first assignment was Allen Chapel AME Church and Bethel AME Church in Fort Valley, GA. He also served in Macon at Stinsonville AME and Bethel AME Churches. His longest tenure was in Wrens, GA on the Lofton Circuit where he served for over ten years. He was called to pastor in Thomaston at Saint Mary AME Church for two years and at Gray’s AME Church in Yatesville, GA for two years. He officially retired from pastoring in 2008.

He continued to mentor many young ministers coming into ministry. Most recently, he was serving as an associate minister at Cedar Grove Family Ministry with Pastor Patrick Allen. He offered his service wherever it was needed. He preached his last sermon, “I Have a Father That Cares’, on Father’s Day, June 19, 2022, at Cedar Grove Family Ministry.

In addition to his preaching, Rev. Britt had a joy for singing. He was a founding member of the Dixieaires Gospel Singers, where he sang and played the guitar. He never lost his passion for singing. In addition to being a devoted pastor, teacher of the word of God and leader, he was a loving and devoted husband for 58 years, devoted father, grandfather, and a role model to his nephews Michael and Darrell and many others. Rev. Britt was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Earnest Britt; and one sister, Annette Peoples. On early Wednesday morning, September 14, 2022, God called him home to eternal rest. He was greeted with “Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant, Well Done.” His work is completed, his golden voice is silent, and his soul is at rest. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family and all the lives he touched along the way.

Rev. Britt leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife Mrs. Janie Seay Britt of Thomaston, GA; two children, Ms. Cynthia “Cindy” Britt and Mr. Leroy Britt, Jr. both of Thomaston, GA; two grandchildren. Ms. Laila Britt of Indianapolis, IN and Mr. Zachary Taylor of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces nephews cousins and other relatives and friends.

Guest Book

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow. We will be thinking of you in this moment of pain. Vernessa & Kirklen Britt

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Our condolences go out to the Britt family. Rev. Britt married my husband and I at Lofton church in Oct of 2003. Sending warm thoughts and prayers. Jameca & Jermaine Terrell & family

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Thank you for so many memories "Pa" we will miss that infectious smile, your call every Sunday evening, and most definitely the fellowship. We love you endless and will see you at that getting up morning! Rev. & Mrs. Norman Roberts

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Condolences to the family of Rev.Leroy Britt, Sr. Barbara G. Mosley - Stone Springfield AME Church member.

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Rev. James Jenkins, the officers and members of the Spring Bethel AME Church of Louisville, GA, extend our heartfelt condolences to Sis. Janie Britt, the Britt family and loving friends of Rev. Leroy Britt, Sr. Praying that the Lord will comfort, strengthen and bless each of you. Well done thy good and faithful servant. 🙏

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Condolences to the Britt Family, From Angela A. Lane Member of Lofton A.M.E.CurchNF84G8

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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