Name: Mary Britt

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 3, 2008

Age: 40 something

Occupation and title: Nurse

Children’s names and ages: Timara Britt 31, and Chela Britt 21

Church affiliation: O’Berry AME Zion Church

What’s the best part of your day? Nights

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Become a registered nurse

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? Family ties

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? In Germany

Favorite food: Broccoli

Favorite weekend destination: Home alone

Favorite college sports team: North Carolina

Favorite pro sports team: Redskins

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Always think before you speak, mother.

Favorite Bible verse: Honor thy mother and father

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To be a leader (not a follower)

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

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. That I am a giver by nature

What’s your hobby? Collecting Depression glass

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? The day that my mother passed away, because I wasn’t ready to let go.

What gives you the blues? People who are judgmental

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

What’s your best childhood memory? Hanging strings of popcorn on the Christmas tree

Tell us one true thing. I love family

What frightens you most? Not being around to see my grandchildren become adults.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Atlanta — Georgia’s a beautiful state

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Bill Clinton

What last brought tears to your eyes? April 24 when my stepfather passed away

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from any time in history - to dinner, who would they be? My mother, Narcissus Britt Brown; my father, Willie Britt Jr. and my stepfather, William Brown.

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? Food, water and the Bible

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? All music except rap. Kenny G

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. The Mist. It depicted the sound of the times.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Jackie Joyner Kersey because she’s graceful

What’s the last book you read? Men Cry in the Dark

To whom are you grateful and why? My family. I’m the youngest of 12 and we all stick together. Without each other, we have nothing.