H. Brooks Britt was born on March 16, 1961 in Lumberton, NC to Sarah Williams Britt & the late N.C. State Senator Luther Johnson Britt, Jr. He died on June 21, 2014 in Mill Valley, California due to a massive heart attack.
Brooks graduated from Lumberton High School in 1979 where he was the drum major of the band & editor of the annual. He graduated from Duke University in 1984 where he was assistant gymnastics coach. He spent 3 years in New York City in marketing with the firm of John Frankie Productions.
He came back to Durham where he worked with the NC Arts Council & the NC Museum of Art as the producer & director of the Park Amphitheater overseeing the completion of the park & the production for the first year.
Brooks then resided in Topanga Canyon, California as the owner, writer, producer of BENT Enterprises as a creative consultant. In 1998 he moved to Mill Valley, Marin County, California & served as an educational mentor & as an admissions contact representative for Duke University. At the time of his death, he felt honored to be an integral part of the planning & development of the Terry Sanford 50th year anniversary at Duke University.
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Brooks was preceded in death by his father, Luther Johnson Britt, Jr., his paternal grandpa rents, Luther Johnson Britt, Sr. & Beta Brooks Elkins Britt; his aunts Mary Brooks Britt & Dr. Marie Britt Rhyne; his maternal grandparents, Dewey & Rilla Hewett Williams; his uncle & aunt Robert Wilton & Dot McGirt Williams & uncle Max Bryan. He is survived by his mother Sarah Williams Britt, his brothers Luther Johnson Britt III & wife Ford ham, Lee Elkins Britt, & his sister Sarah (Sally) Beta Britt Rich; his nephews Luther Johnson (Luke) Britt IV, Williams Baldridge Britt,& John Mitchell Rich; his nieces Anne Christopher Britt, Lillian Jewel (Lilly) Britt, & Amy Rich Ford; his aunt Doris Williams Bryan; his cousins Gordon Bryan & wife Debi, Cynthia Bryan Whelehan & husband Lee, Bob & Dave Williams, Theresa Marie Rhyne, & special friends Ginny French Lyles & Tammy Dunlap Grant.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October4, 2014, in the First Baptist Church Chapel, 7th & Walnut St (chapel on 7th St. side), Lumberton, NC, at 2:00 p.m. The visitation & reception in the Ladies Parlor will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-9979