First Posted: 2/24/2013 12:59:24 PM | Last Updated: 2/24/2013 1:12:35 PM
To the victor goes the spoils !
by Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor,
Snellville Georgia is known as 'A city where everybody is somebody'. The reason for the saying is because all of the citizens are community leaders one way or another. The only prerequisite to becoming a part of this town, is to be willing to help your neighbor, in times of need !
Be it through school, church, hospital, or non-profit, everybody honors their continuous full participation, in order to remain a part of this outstanding, and thriving city, about twenty miles east of Atlanta, Ga.
So when one of the city's top family members seeks a higher ground with Our Lord, the community galvanize together and stretches out a net of Love. What a loving bunch of folks.
Case in point below:
Mr. Jameson Tony “Jamie” Britt , age 48, of Loganville, Georgia, entered into rest on Thursday, February 21, 2013, after a gallant fight against cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Juli Cox Britt ; three children; son & daughter-in-law, Jameson Jordan & Stephanie Britt “with little one on the way” of Bethlehem, GA, son, Jeremy Wayne Britt of Loganville, GA, and his girlfriend Lauren Dishman of Columbus, GA, daughter, Jillian Ann Britt of Loganville, GA; parents, Tony & Dianne Britt of Statham, GA; two brothers & sisters-in-law, David & Traci Britt of Winder, GA and Matt & Christy Britt of Statham, GA; maternal grandmother, Hester McCullers of Stone Mountain, GA; paternal grandmother, Sophia B. Britt of Snellville, GA; father & mother-in-law, Ben & Waynelle Cox of Sevierville, TN; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law; Joni & Danny Ray Daniels of Woodruff, SC, and Denise & Tom Sanders of Sevierville, TN.. and countless relatives and friends.
Jamie Britt was a 1982 graduate of South Gwinnett High School where he was an outstanding baseball player. He attended Dekalb North College on a baseball scholarship and was being recruited by a professional baseball team until he had a terrible break in his wrist.
He continued his love of sports by coaching his two sons in baseball and basketball, enjoyed fishing, and was a longtime member at Summit Chase Country Club where he played golf regularly with his friends. Jamie served as Vice President of the family business, Britt’s, in Snellville, Georgia and was a devoted leader in his hometown community.
Jamie could always be seen in the press box on Friday nights showing his devotion to South Gwinnett High School Football. He served on the Board of Directors for the South Gwinnett Athletic Association, a Past President of the South Gwinnett Touchdown Club, and active in the Tipoff Club.
He will always be known for his unwavering strength and commitment of always focusing on his family, friends and community. This fine, young gentleman will be greatly missed.
The Service Celebrating the Life of Jamie Britt will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 3:00 P.M. at Snellville United Methodist Church with Rev. Julie Schendel, Dr. Dave Anderson, Coach John Small participating and Rev. Ronnie Kendall officiating.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the Britt family would appreciate those desiring to show their love to make donations to the South Gwinnett Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 274, Snellville, GA 30078 in memory of Jamie Britt.
" I am so thankful to have known him as a great friend.", reveals Tom Livsey, a former football teammate and graduate of South Gwinnett High School, Class of 1980.
He adds an emotional disclaimer, "We are all created equal. However, some are more equal than others. The difference is not the color of skin or social status. Those who give back to their communities will always reigns supreme above all of us, like Jamie Britt. God Bless the Britt family."
It is apparently clear that Jamie Britt has earned every, 'Spoils of Peace', that he has secured for his hometown of Snellville, Georgia.
R.I.P. Mr. Britt...Job well done !
Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.