Rommie Joyce Britt obituary

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 08:50 AM.

Rommie Joyce Britt, 83, of St. Joe Beach was called homed to Heaven on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Mrs. Britt was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Britt, her parents, Samuel and Gorganna Hornbuckle of Omega, GA, brothers, Sammy, James, Herman, and Johnny Hornbuckle all of Omega, GA; sisters, Ann and Dot of Orange Park, FL and son-in-law, Mike White of Port St. Joe.

She is survived by daughter, Marion "Punkin" White of Port St. Joe, FL; son, Charles Britt and wife, Terri of Helen, GA; grandchildren, Matthew White and wife, Sarah, Adam White and wife, Marci, all of Port St. Joe, Haylee Britt of Orlando; five great grandchildren, sisters, Liz Phillips and Jo Haynes, both of Orange Park, FL and numerous other family members. 

Mrs. Britt's life was full of things she loved most: her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her family, her church, and all of her friends she considered extended family.  She was the epitome of generosity, which was made evident if you ever had the privilege of dining at her restaurant of 36 years, The Gulf Sands. Through her successful career as a restaurant owner, Mrs. Britt loved each person whoch entered her doors through food and service.  She leaves behind a legacy that can be easily summed up in one word. Love. 

Celebration of life services were conducted at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Highland View Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe.  Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.  The family received friends 5-7 p.m. ET Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at Highland View Assembly of God Church.  Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed at

Southerland Family Funeral Home

100 East 19th Street

Panama City, FL 32405

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