Doris Jane Nokes Britt, 90, of Minter City passed away May 21, 2023, in Greenwood surrounded by her
family. Services will be held Friday at 12:00 pm at the Minter City Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Scott Wright
and Rev. Sara Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville under the
direction of Greenwood Delta Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of the
service Friday at the church.
Mrs. Britt was born September 23, 1932, in Schlater, MS, the daughter of Bert Nokes, Sr. and Mildred
Richards Nokes. The family moved to Benoit in 1949. She graduated from Benoit High School in 1950
and was voted Homecoming Queen. She married Tecumseh “TC” Britt, Jr. on June 24, 1950.
Mrs. Britt was a lifelong member of Minter City Methodist Church where she served as the Sunday
School Secretary/Treasurer and various other committees. She also played an integral part in the
famous Minter City Rest Stop for the Bikes Blues and Bayou Bike Race.
For nearly 70 years, she kept the books for her husband on the farm and then later for TC Britt Trucking,
where she still helped with daily operations. In her earlier years, Mrs. Britt owned a clothing store, Fabric Farm,
sharing her love for sewing with the community. She carried on that passion by sewing dresses, blankets, and quilts
for her nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She even played a part in the COVID-19 recovery by sewing
masks for the public.
To everyone she knew, she was affectionally known as Granny. Her greatest joy was feeding her friends
and family. A house full of people made her the happiest. She is most famous for her homemade jellies
and pecan pies, which became a Christmas staple for the farming community. Her famous pecan pie
recipe is on the back of Dutch Anne Foods tart boxes, enjoyed across country by millions of families.
She is survived by her three children Larry Lee Britt (Mary Ann) of Oxford; Kathy Fay Britt Jones (Bill) of
Natchez; and Tecumseh “TC” Britt, III. (Key) of Greenwood; nine grandchildren Larry Lee Britt, II (Anne)
of Brentwood, TN; Marjorie Jane Britt (Steven Kilgore) of Philadelphia, MS; Lara Glynn “Lollie” Britt
Pilcher (George) of New York, NY; Margaret Caroline Britt Baker (Drew) of Oxford, MS; William Thurston
Jones (Nic) of Raymond, MS; Parker Britt Jones of Vicksburg, MS; Tecumseh “Crump” Britt, IV (Melissa)
of Glendora; Wilson Peeples Britt (Stella) of Schlater, MS; Mary Key Britt of Greenwood; thirteen great
grandchildren; a brother William Sidney Nokes (Pat) of Hernando; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Britt’s grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in Mrs. Britt’s memory be made to Minter City Methodist
Church. An online guestbook may be signed at www.greenwooddeltafh.com.
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