OBITUARY

Rosie Mae Britt

November 11, 1929July 31, 2020
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It is with great sadness to announce that Rosie Mae (Entrican) Britt, 90, of the Woodlands, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020. Rosie was met in heaven by her loving husband of 61 years, Monroe Cecil Britt who passed from Earth during April, 2008.

Rosie was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on November 11, 1929 to her parents Solon Palmer and Johnnie Lois (Falvey) Entrican. She grew up on a small farm during the Great Depression in rural Lincoln County, MS surrounded by a loving family, including her four siblings Annie Ruth, Isaac R. “Doc”, Janie Pearl (Reed) and Elaine (Durr). Rosie and Cecil were raised only several miles apart and were married at the age of 17 on March 29, 1947 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Wesson, MS. They eventually moved to Jackson, MS where they lived until 1954. They subsequently moved to the Harrisburg/Wayside area of Houston, TX following Cecil’s job opportunity with the HB&T Railroad. During 1957 they moved to the then far Houston suburbs in the Edgebrook area where she lived for 52 years. Following Cecil’s passing, Rosie moved to the Forum in the Woodlands where she has resided since.

Rosie was a housewife/homemaker raising two sons until about 1969. She then joined the retail workforce as a men’s clothing alterations seamstress. She worked initially at Stein’s in the Pasadena Plaza; later at Graham’s in Nassau Bay and finally at Dyess-Dodrill Men’s Clothing near Webster, TX. She was an expert in her field and was meticulous and skillful at her sewing craft.

Stories and tales of the difficulties and necessities of country living during the Depression were abundant and shared often in Rosie’s and Cecil’s household. Most were shared with great humor and were always a source of enlightenment and entertainment to their younger guests. As with many of that generation, she was not a stranger to hard work.

Those that knew Rosie were amazed by her boundless energy. She was constantly moving. Subsequently she always had numerous projects in progress, be they creating from scrap wood benches, a wide variety of wooden chests, boxes, wall items, etc. or sewing a potpourri of beautiful embroidery and stitchery picture art, quilts, and braided rugs among many others. She was prolific artist leaving a huge volume of beautiful handmade items.

Rosie was faithful to see that her sons attended Gulfway Baptist Church throughout their youth. She and Cecil followed the church in its move to Pearland where it became the current Crosspoint Church. They attended service there until Cecil passed away and Rosie moved to the Woodlands. In her senior years, she continued to pray fervently for family and friends. She cared for everyone, was always giving and loved a good hug. She personified unconditional love. Rosie will be missed by all.

Rosie was preceded in death by her loving parents – Lois & Solon Entrican, husband – Cecil, sisters – Annie Ruth and Janie, and a multitude of brothers and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her brother Doc Entrican and wife Anita (Wesson, MS); sister Elaine Durr (Brookhaven, MS); sons - Buddy and wife Yvonne (Katy, TX), Ron and wife Cynthia (Spring, TX); Grandsons – Neal Britt and wife Monica with great-grandchildren Emma, Ethan & Evan (Katy, TX), Charles Britt and wife Beatriz Perez Campeche with great-granddaughter Liliana (Puebla, Mexico), and Andrew Britt and fiancé Ritika Pandey (Lewisville, TX); brother-in-law Tommy Brown (Wesson, MS), sister-in-law Betty Smith (Caseyville, MS), numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to thank the assisted living and memory care unit staff at the Forum in the Woodlands for their attention and devotion to Rosie for the last several years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Crosspoint Church, 1134 Old Alvin Rd, Pearland, TX 77581 and request the funds are dedicated to their Mission & Outreach Fund in Rosie’s name. This ministry and outreach is to assist those within the community in need of food, clothing, school supplies and other items during this particularly difficult time.

Funeral services will be held on August 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Forest Park East 21620 Gulf Freeway in Webster, TX with the Reverend Tom Allen presiding.

If planning to attend the Friday afternoon service and to properly honor Mom (Rosie), please demonstrate her love and respect for each other by wearing masks and adhering to appropriate social distancing to best ensure all our safety and health. In addition, chapel seating has been reduced to create additional spacing among attendees.

Alternatively, the service will be streamed live on Zoom for those who cannot attend. See below for details: (Zoom can be downloaded from the following link - https://zoom.us/download) Time:August 7, 2020 at 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Geanne Allred

August 8, 2020

Oh my sweet aunt Rosie — this to was hard to believe— I loved you and uncle Cecil so much — never will forget the countless times y’all came home and would stay at mawmaw Janie’s and pawpaw billy rays house — the stories i would hear — pawpaw and uncle Cecil talking politics— ain’t Rosie showing mawmaw Janie stuff she made for her and aunt Rosie sweet little voice and laugh — i know y’all are all together again - love you forever and until we meet again

Tracey Hartner

August 7, 2020

Dear Ron and Buddy,

We will always remember Miss Rosie's beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She was such a special lady. It was our honor to care for her and our pleasure to know her. She will be remembered with much fondness and most definitely a smile.

Tracey

Ray Meleton

August 7, 2020

Ron,
All these wonderful pictures obviously hold many beautiful memories that you and the family can continue to treasure forever. I know these times have been difficult lately and I am praying for peace and love for all of you. May God bless and comfort.
ORay

Donna Wilkerson

August 7, 2020

Buddy and Ron.....the entire Wilkerson family send our condolences....your Mother and Father were such a part of our lives for so many years which brought you boys and your families as well. I can only imagine your Dad’s face when he saw her last Friday!!! I am sorry we couldn’t make the service but know, you all are in our hearts and prayers......God bless and please stay in touch.

Marsha Warren

August 6, 2020

Ronald and Buddy and family,

Aunt Rosie was such a very sweet and special lady! I have missed her so much and will miss her even more now! I always enjoyed when she and Uncle Cecile came to visit, it was always a very special time! I always enjoyed when we got to go visit them in Texas too!!
So many, many special memories of them both! One I remember of them coming over in their White Volkswagen (1st one we had seen, Daddy had to look it over) and both getting out dressed just alike! They both had on white shorts and pink shirts and Uncle Cecile had a white hat and Aunt Rosie had a pink scarf in her hair! I remember that like it was yesterday! They both had the biggest smiles on their faces!! I loved it!!!
I also remember another time I had a little smiley face patch that I wanted sewn on a scooter skirt I had gotten and would not let my mama sew it on I had to wait until MY Aunt Rosie got there to sew it on for me! I was so proud of that patch just because she had sewn it on for me!!
I miss all of them so much! Makes me wish we could go back in time! But we will see them all one day!!!
Ronald and Buddy I love you both so very much!
Love,
Marsha
PS. Mike sends his love too!!

Nancy Larkin

August 6, 2020

Rosie was such a special lady! I loved walking into her room at The Forum and seeing her light up. Her room was filled with some of her beautiful needlework framed for everyone to enjoy. She loved to chat and always had a smile on her face! She was kind and funny. She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
Nancy Larkin

Sandy Mcwilliams

August 6, 2020

I attended church and shared many of those Mississippi memories at our Senior Life Group. We all loved hearing of their “courtin” days and everyone enjoyed their stories❤️. I missed her after Cecile passed and she moved to the Woodlands area. Her rag rugs and quilts were a work of art. I think this picture of Rosie says it all. Her pretty face was always smiling. She is forever a treasure in my heart. You have been blessed with two sons that cared for you .❤️ I hope to see you both in heaven.

Glenn and Linda Wilson

August 6, 2020

So many sweet memories of Rosie & Cecil being in a huge part of our life group, and wonderful roll models to all.
I remember many times the “stories” that they shared with our group. Rosie’s version of Cecil’s “date with the girl with the long red hair”was a classic. We never laughed so hard. We would ask her to tell it again if we had someone new that had not heard it before.
Rosie’s embroideries were beautiful
Such a sweet and loving spirit!

Glenn and Linda Wilson

Marilyn Scott

August 6, 2020

I met Rosie her first day at The Forum in the Woodlands. I was helping out in the hair salon and she stopped by. She made an appointment but was worried she might "get lost" trying to find it so we agreed I'd come to her apartment and walk her over. She was relieved to see me a few days later and gave me a tour of her quilts and other projects. It was wonderful to see her glow talking about her work and her family. I looked forward to her appointments over the next several years to see that smile and twinkle in her eyes. Such a caring, loving woman!

Glenda and Gerald Hart

August 4, 2020

Buddy, Ronald and Families,

So sorry about the unusual circumstances surrounding Aunt Rosie's death and how hard this has been the last several months.
Wish we could be there with you during these times.

We have such fond memories of Aunt Rosie and Uncle Cecil coming to Lincoln Countu and bringing us up to date of things happening in all of your lives. Aunt Rosie was such a talented lady as can be seen in all the quilts and other creations she made. We remember very much her smile as she brought the handwork with her when she talked during these visits.
Praying for you and love you,
Glenda and Gerald

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