Anna Jeanette (Lewis) Britt was born on March 3, 1927. She was lovingly known to her family and friends as “Nett.”
She was born to Edna and Shellie White Sr. She grew up on a farm in southern Caldwell County with six brothers, James R. White, Shellie White Jr., Ralph White, J.W. “Dub” White, Joe White, and Herry White, and four sisters, Mary Helen White, Dorothy (Dot) White, Clara Baugh and Sue Shaw.
Her love of learning began at Friendship school, a one-room schoolhouse. She moved with her sister into town and proudly graduated from Butler High School. She married Glover “Fizz” Lewis Jr.
Jeanette was active at First Christian Church and various community and civic organizations. She took leadership roles with the Girl Scouts, Women’s Democratic Party, and Homemakers. Her love of nature and gardening was a lifelong enjoyment and passion.
Upon the death of her husband in 1968, she decided to go to college. She graduated from Murray State University with a degree in sociology. She dedicated 20 years to the Department of Social Services.
She was married to Jenks Britt for 26 years. They were the proud owners of Britt’s Frame Shop. They forged many lifelong friendships with customers and enjoyed serving the community. They enjoyed traveling and entertaining friends and family throughout their years together.
After her retirement in 1993, she put much time and energy into various projects with the Princeton Rose and Garden Club. She remained active in walking, gardening, swimming, and golfing.
She is survived by her children, Rick (Bebbie) Lewis, Debbie French and Janie (Dennis) Tomek, all of Princeton, and Laura (Tom) Klubert of Eddyville; eight grandchildren, Cray (Cathy) Lewis of Princeton, Cinda (Phillip) Schipp of Ferdinand, Indiana, Ellie French of Oklahoma City, Jesse (Miranda) French of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Lindsay Tomek of Oakland, California, Wes Tomek of Wintergarden, Florida, Seth (Shauna) Ford of Franklin, Tennessee, and Brett Ford of Antioch, Tennessee; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Jonathan Webster officiating. Family and friends are invited.
The family respectfully requests to follow sage COVID procedures. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at George Coon Public Library and to First Christian Church.
Morgan’s Funeral Home of Princeton is in charge of the arrangements.