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Lealand Lamb “Mamma” Britton, age 92, of Palestine, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, the 30th day of July 2023, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Palestine, Texas on the 1st day of August 1930, to parents Frank Lamb and Eula Lasiter Lamb. Mrs. Britton lived a life full of love, kindness, and gentle compassion that touched many hearts.
Mrs. Britton was a devoted and loving wife to Marvin Britton for a remarkable 70 years. Her role as a homemaker was one she cherished deeply, and her nurturing spirit extended beyond her family into the community. She established successful childcare businesses in Trinity, Huntsville, and Palestine, providing a safe and loving environment for countless children throughout the years.
Mrs. Britton's faith was a guiding force in her life. As a devoted Christian and charter member of Bassett Road Baptist Church, her unwavering faith was an inspiration to all who knew her. She lived her beliefs every day, teaching her family about the importance of faith and family. Her favorite pastime was sharing beloved family recipes, passing down culinary traditions to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Britton traveled all over the United States and abroad, experiencing the beauty and diversity of the world. She and Marvin were officers in the Luf-To-Go RV Travel Club.
She was a pillar of support and encouragement for her children in all their activities and endeavors. However, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart. The love and joy she derived from her family were evident in the playful banter about who was her favorite. This ongoing joke was a testament to her great sense of humor and the loving environment she created. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege to know her.
Mrs. Britton joins in Heaven her parents, Frank and Eula Lamb; husband, Marvin Britton; in-laws, Jesse Lee and Flossie Britton; sisters, Laneta Greve and husband Harold, Vivian Campbell and husband Charles, and Addie Pheonix and husband Alton, Jr.; brothers, Elvis Lamb and wife Lillian, Rayburn Lamb and wife Oleta, Lester Lamb, twin brother Leonard Lamb and wife Fleta, and Kenneth Lamb and wife Bobbie; brother-in-law, Donald Britton and wife Bobbie; son in-law, Jerry Marsh; and her great-granddaughter, Sydney Britton.
Mrs. Britton left a multitude of good memories to be cherished forever by her loving family, daughter Diann Marsh; sons, Lynn Britton and spouse Marty DeBow, and Ted Britton and wife Teresa; grandchildren, Jeremy Marsh and wife Kim, Kendra Flores and husband Jimmy, Jeff Britton and wife Andrea, Patrick Britton and wife Heather, Jacob Britton and wife Katy, Shane Britton and wife Mandy, and Zach Britton and wife Hillary; great grandchildren, Brittany Lawson, L.J. Lawson and wife Carley, Anna Flores and fiancé Tristyn Wilmeth, Aron Flores, Cayden Britton, Eden Flores, Megan Britton, Graycee Marsh, Quinn Britton, Abby Britton, Elijah Flores, Hannah Britton, Maddie Britton, Collins Britton, Evelyn Britton, Ryan Britton, Campbell Britton, and one great-granddaughter on the way; and great-great-grandchildren, Setter Lawson, and Stoney Lawson. She also leaves behind sister-in-law, Anita Lamb; brother-in-law, Rayburn Britton and wife Katrina, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and a host of friends.
Friends are cordially invited to share memories of Mrs. Britton during a visitation from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 4th day of August 2023 at Rhone Funeral Home.
Funeral services to honor Mrs. Britton’s life are to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 5th day of August 2023 at Evangelistic Temple with Bro. Donnie Howard officiating the service. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle, Texas.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers during the service are Jeremy Marsh, Jimmy Flores, Jeff Britton, Patrick Britton, Jacob Britton, Shane Britton, Zach Britton, L.J. Lawson, Aron Flores, Cayden Britton, Elijah Flores, Ryan Britton, and Tristyn Wilmeth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in honor of Mrs. Britton be sent to Bassett Road Baptist Church, 915 Bassett Rd, Palestine, TX 75803.
Funeral services for Lealand Lamb Britton are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
Please visit Mrs. Britton's memorial tribute by selecting the "Share a Memory" icon, where fond memories and words of comfort and condolence may be shared electronically with her family.