OBITUARY

Agnes Blanche Cole Britt

June 6, 1920April 17, 2014
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Agnes Blanche (Cole) Britt June 6, 1920 ~ April 17, 2014

Agnes Blanche (Cole) Britt, 93, passed away April 17, 2014 at Providence Hospice in St. Catherines.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014 at Connally-Compton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will greet visitors, from 5-7:00 on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Connally-Compton Funeral Home.

Agnes was born June 6, 1920 to the Rev. William H. and Nellie Lee (Hill) Cole in Waco, Texas and was the second baby to be born at Hillcrest Hospital. She was the oldest of four children in a close family. From her youth she was an active participant in Christian programs. She furthered her education at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, becoming a Registered Nurse and serving as an Ensign in the Navy during WWII. Subsequently, she attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas. While there she met Frederick William "Ted" Britt. They were married in Dallas, in September of 1948. Agnes continued her career as an RN working for VA hospitals until retirement. She was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church beginning in June of 1961 and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School class. Agnes was a member and past president of the Emerson Club where her grandmother and mother were among the founding members.

Agnes was also a great mother. Her family was her life and she instilled her life values in each of her children. She leaves a great legacy of affection and determination. A recent highlight of her life was the Britt/Cole family reunion, which gave her the opportunity to see almost all of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, and brother, Hugh.

Agnes will be missed and loved by her children, Bob Britt and wife Marjorie, of Houston, Alan Britt and his wife Kathy, of China Spring, Ricky Britt and his wife Belinda, of Safford, Ariz., and Dale Britt and his partner Brian Le Maire, of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her brothers Ed Cole and Dr. Richard Cole; her nieces, nephews and other relatives.

For those desiring to may make a contribution to honor Agnes, you may do so to the Methodist Children’s Home at 1111 Herring Ave. Waco, TX 76708 (or at www.methodistchildrenshome.org) or Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood Drive, Waco, TX 76710 (or at www.providencehospice.org).

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Murray Watson

May 9, 2014

It was with considerable sorrow that we learned of your loss.

We fully recognize that there is little that can be said or done by a friend when one suffers the loss of a loved one. Nevertheless, we want to express our condolences to you and remind you that the “scheme of things” places us all in the position that we must accept the will of a Supreme Being knowing that time and memory will lighten the feeling of emptiness and sorrow.

Greta and I will be remembering you in our thoughts and our prayers.

Susan Sprague Olson

April 27, 2014

Ricky, Belinda, and Family: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help! Susan

Jim Wilson

April 26, 2014

To All the Britt/Cole Family:

I have wonderful, vivid memories from my childhood of Agnes Britt and her mother Nellie Cole. I am deeply saddened to learn that Agnes passed away.
You have my deepest condolences.

Jim Wilson
jwilson@ncsu.edu

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