Julian Clifford Britt

May 12, 1920March 29, 2018
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Julian Clifford Britt of Houston, TX passed away on March 29, 2018. He was born in Perquimans County, NC, on May 12, 1920. Julian served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 4th Armored Division. His unit saw action in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. This service included being part of General George Patton’s relief of Bastogne in December 1944. After he was discharged from active duty, Julian joined the newly formed U.S. Air Force and served stateside. In 1950 he separated from the Air Force and moved to Houston, Texas where he went to work for his brother, James Britt, in the utility construction industry. Julian married Colzie Mae Watts on April 11, 1952 and soon after moved to Timbergrove Manor where they enjoyed lifelong friendships on Worthshire Street. Julian retired from construction in 1972 and went to work for Hughes Tool Company where he worked for another 15 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in the Heights for 70 years. Julian was preceded in death by his father James Thomas Britt and mother Elizabeth Elliott Britt, eight brothers and sisters and his beloved wife of 61 yrs, Colzie. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3rd at Heights Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be at 10 am Wednesday, April 4th at Heights Funeral Home. Private Entombment will be at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Methodist Hospital and the Houston Hospice House for their attention to Julian’s care in his final days. They also would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Brookdale in the Heights where Julian lived the last 7 years of his life. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.


  • Colzie Watts Britt, Wife
  • Elizabeth Elliott Britt, Mother
  • James Thomas Britt, Father
  • Several nieces and nephews

  • Houston Hospice


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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Sherri Duvall

April 4, 2018

I met Julian through Lazybrook Baptist’s church service on Mondays at Brookdale. Julian was a genuine gentleman with the brightest smile and warmest handshake. Such a sense of humor and full of joy! I am blessed to have known him these last few years. I will remember the time I saw him at Kroger with his nephew. He told me the next week that he keeps a stash of goodies in his apartment. Blessings to Julian’s nieces and nephews. You’ve had a treasure! Thanks be to God we have hope to be reunited.

Jeanie Smith

April 2, 2018

Mr. Julian was a true gentleman- always lending a hand to all. We had such fun in the different activities whereever he was -a smile on his face and an out stretched hand,. I will miss him very much but know he is happy and with his beloved wife and family. We will think of him often.

Sally Holberg

March 30, 2018

I will miss this very sweet and kind gentleman. He was truly amazing, always smiling and friendly. Never failed to ask about others. Blessings to the family....