Name: Jennifer Payne Britt

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 26, 2007



Occupation and title: Independent Consultant for Premier Designs Jewelry

Spouse’s name: Roland Britt

Children’s names and ages: 2 sons, Charlie age 6 and Ryan age 2, 1 step-daughter, Savannah age 11

Church affiliation:

Ivor Baptist

What’s the best part of your day? Night-Time when I check on my kids and they are sleeping so peacefully

If you could select another profession, what would you do?

Teacher. I admire those who give all their heart to their students in order to make this world a better place.

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? To be close to family

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? Anywhere with my husband and kids. Maybe at Atlantis [in the Bahamas] or Disney

Favorite food: Pasta and Starbucks Coffee

Favorite weekend destination:


Favorite college sports team:

Va. Tech Hokies

Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Braves

Favorite color: Gray

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you?

My Dad taught me to just live your life. Do not live in fear.

Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? There are a few. Getting married to Roland and having my two boys

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support?

Everyone should support their local fire and rescue department, school, and church. And please support the TPA at Tidewater Academy.

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. I wanted to be Wonder Woman when I grew up.

What’s your hobby? Volunteering at Ivor Baptist Church and at Tidewater Academy

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? A three-way tie: The day I married Roland, the day Charlie was born, and the day Ryan was born because they were all the happiest days of my life

What gives you the blues? The way that society seems to be going. You usually hear nothing but bad things on the news.

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done?

Decorated my living room with mounted deer heads

What’s your best childhood memory? Summers with my sister Trish and my cousin Alison

Tell us one true thing. Life is short.

What frightens you most? The thought of anything bad happening to my kids

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? In the mountains, near a lake. I think it would be so peaceful.

Who’s your favorite ex-president?

Jimmy Carter

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? We need tougher sentences on all crimes against children. Too often the offender just gets a slap on the hand and is back out on the street

What last brought tears to your eyes? I am sure it was tragic story about kids. It always gets to me.

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? 1. My Dad 2. Jesus 3. My Husband

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? 1. Cell phone (with all the works and solar powered battery); 2. Water cooler; 3. A tent

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? I like a variety of music. My favorite bands are Rascal Flatts and Bon Jovi.

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it?

I cannot remember the last time I went to the movies. My favorite DVD is ‘The Notebook’ because it is the most romantic story I have ever seen.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? I admire Oprah, Jon Bon Jovi and any celebrity who can give back to the community.

What’s the last book you read? By Design, written by Andy Horner, founder of Premier Designs.

To whom are you grateful and why? To all things we give thanks to God. HIs plan gives us hope and a future.