Linwood Britton

Sunrise: May 31, 1955

Sunset: October 22, 2020

Linwood A. Britton Sr. passed on October 22, 2020. He was born to the late Shirley Britton Smith. He attended Norfolk public schools at a young age and later attended Chesapeake Schools where he was on the football team and graduated from Oscar Smith High School.

After graduating he joined the US Army, was a member of the 82nd Airborne and involved in the D.E.A. Linwood loved fishing, attending church, and going to family reunions, those were the highlights of his life. He was known for that “Great Big Smile” that could light up any room and he was always joking (Wolf Bate). Linwood is predeceased by a special cousin, Shelia Britton-Austin. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Chanda Dorsey Britton (NC); six sons, Nate Phillips, Randy Smith, David Smith III, Linwood Jr., David Gilchrist Jr. and Timothy Dixon; four daughters, Forshina Knight, Tanya King, Valli Dixon, Monica Ray; sister, Karen King; special aunt, Dorothy B. Norfleet; special cousin, Darrell Britton Sr. 25 grandkids, 14 great-grandkids and a host of family and friends.

We salute you “Linny”…..rest on until we meet again.

Viewing Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    DEBRA PEACE says

    i’m miss my cousin. rip in peace cousin never forgotten

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