In Loving Memory of Rebecca (Becky) Brooks Britton January 24, 1942 - June 9, 2023
Rebecca (Becky) Brooks Britton, a beloved wife, mother, and dedicated member of the Fort Worth community, passed away on June 9, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, service, and compassion. Born on January 24, 1942, in Vincennes, IN, Becky's journey through life touched the hearts of many.
Becky grew up in Haworth, NJ, where she received her education at Northern Valley Regional Demarest High School. She then ventured to Fort Worth, Texas, where she attended Texas Christian University (TCU) and discovered the love of her life, Joseph C. Britton. After completing her degree at TCU's Harris College of Nursing, she began her career as a public health nurse and nursing administrator.
A devoted mother and wife, Becky cherished her family above all else. Her love and dedication were unwavering, and she created a nurturing and supportive home for her three children, Mark Britton (wife Alison Britton), David Britton (wife Robin Britton), and Janet Sherlip (husband Steve Sherlip). She instilled the values of love, kindness, and resilience, which they carry with them today.
In 1975, Becky's passion for education and community engagement led her to begin her public service journey as the PTA Vice-President at SW High School. Recognizing the importance of shaping the educational landscape, she became a Fort Worth ISD School Board member in 1986. Through her role on the school board, she advocated tirelessly for the needs and aspirations of students and educators, leaving a lasting impact on the Fort Worth community.
Following her tenure on the school board, Becky continued her involvement in public service by immersing herself in local politics. In 1994, she ran for the esteemed position of Tarrant County Republican Party Chairman, wholeheartedly embracing the values she held dear. As an active member of the Fort Worth Republican Women, she served as an election judge, precinct chair, state delegate, and founding member of Cowtown Republican Women. Her commitment to public service extended further as she served as the previous chair of the Fort Worth Crime Control Prevention District, striving to ensure the safety and well-being of her community.
Becky's impact extended beyond politics and public service. She found great joy in spending time with her seven grandchildren, Rachael Britton, Britainy Short (husband Connor Short), Reagan Smith, Sam Britton, Sarah (Nora) Britton, Jakob Britton, and Elise Britton. Her love and wisdom will forever be cherished by them. Additionally, Becky's two great-grandchildren, Adella and Brooks Short, whose presence illuminated her world.
Becky's remarkable life will be celebrated at Robert Carr Chapel on July 6, 2023, at 10 am. Friends, family, and community members are invited to gather and honor her memory, celebrating her impact on countless lives.
Becky's warm smile, compassionate heart, and unwavering dedication will be remembered by all who knew her. She leaves a legacy of love, service, and devotion that will continue inspiring future generations. May her soul find eternal peace, and her memory forever guide and uplift us.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Becky's honor to one of the following charities: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, or the Tarrant Area Food Bank.