Mary Elizabeth McInnis Britton (Libby) passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 31, 2017 at the age of 86. She was the daughter of Clay Wall McInnis and Hattie Apple McInnis and was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Bland Britton.
Libby was a warm, creative grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was born on March 12, 1931 and grew up in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina. After graduating from Woman’s College of UNC-Greensboro, she met and married Wally and had four children. She attended Nimmo United Methodist Church.
Libby’s was a gifted artist, spending many hours illustrating the flowers she loved. Her creative nature also led her to the violin and piano. She was known for her love of animals, especially cats, and over her lifetime, she gave a home to many well-loved cats and dogs
Libby is survived by her four children and their families: Richard Britton and his wife Carolyn (Virginia Beach), Pam Myers and her husband Paul Langley (Chesapeake), Nancy Slack (Suffolk), and Cindy Lane and her husband Mike (Suffolk). Her grandchildren include Renee Britton (Virginia Beach); Sam Britton (Milwaukee); Jeremy Myers (Suffolk) and children Juliet and Micheal; Sean Myers and wife, Hisako (Japan) and children Kristine and Alice; Shannon Myers Will and husband Carl (Charleston) and children Johnnie and Emma; Daria Slack (Savannah).
She is also survived by two sisters, Theba Thornton and Ellen Wood and husband Charles, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Nimmo United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations that will help the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please consider donating to the following organizations in Libby’s memory: The United States Equine Federation Equine Disaster Relief Fund www.usef.org , the Houston SPCA www.houstonspca.org , or the Texas SPCA www.spca.org .
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Nimmo United Methodist Church
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