Gertrude Manie Brittingham, age 95, of Berlin, died Wednesday November 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born in Willards, MD., she was the daughter of the late Algernon Rayne and Manie Mitchell Rayne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Miles Brittingham, Sr. in 1978, and a son, Benjamin Brittingham, in 2001.
She is survived by a son; Lester M. Brittingham, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN, and a daughter in-law; Kay Brittingham of Berlin, a sister; Flora Evans of Salisbury, MD., 4 grand-children; Douglas Brittingham, Amy Brittingham, Cyndee Swinney and Angelique Reed, 5 great-grandchildren; Ridge Derrickson, Brooke Brittingham,Graeme Reed, Colin Reed and Moyra Swinney as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was an active member of Bethany United Methodist church for many years.A great highlight in Gertrude's later years was being and extra in the movie Runaway Bride and experiencing the chance to meet Richard Gere and to hit him with a newspaper.
A funeral service will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in Berlin, on Monday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Beverly Stang will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen cemetery in Berlin. Friends may call on Sunday, December 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Burbage Funeral Home and on Monday one hour prior to the service at Bethany United Church.
Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, MD.