First Posted: 1/15/2009
LUMBERTON - Evander M. Britt III, 52, an attorney and civic leader, died March 3, 2007, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church at Seventh and Walnut streets, Pastor L.P. Ward and the Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Head officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery.
Britt was born in Robeson County on Dec. 4, 1954, a son of Margurete Beaman Britt of Lumberton and the late Evander M. Britt Jr.
Britt, who lived at 106 Best Drive, graduated from Lumberton Senior High School in 1973 as a member of the National Honor Society and the golf team. He received his Eagle Scout award and God and Country award from the Boy Scouts of America. Britt graduated from Wake Forest University cum laude in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in history. At the university he was president of the Wake Forest Karate Club, of which he was the first black belt recipient. He also was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
Britt graduated from Wake Forest University Law School in 1980 and practiced law in Lumberton from 1981 to 2007, where he was senior partner of Britt and Britt Law Firm. He was a member of N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, N.C. State Bar, N.C. Bar Association, past president of the Robeson County bar and the Robeson County Bar Association. His practice concentrated on domestic, criminal/traffic and personal injury cases.
Britt was a member, teacher, deacon and board member of Living Faith Church in Lumberton, which he co-founded. He was past president and field representative of the Lumberton Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International.
He also was a former member and teacher of the Men's Bible Class of First Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon.
Britt was an assistant coach for the Lumberton Youth Baseball and the Lumber River Soccer Associations. He was the assistant scout master of First Presbyterian Church's Boy Scouts, Troop 301.
Britt was president of Britt and Associates Marketing Group, which is associated with Britt World Wide training team. He achieved success as a direct distributor with the Amway Corporation and later as an independent business owner with The Quixtar Corporation from 1983 through 2007.
A former private pilot, he proposed to his wife at 5,000 feet and she said “Yes.” He was also a dedicated aviation historian who supported all of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Mary; two children, Marilyn and Evander; a brother, William S. “Bill” Britt of Lumberton; and a sister, Peggy Britt of Chapel Hill.
Memorials may be made to Living Faith Church, P.O. Box 1505, Lumberton, N.C., 28359.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Biggs Funeral Home and at other times at the home.