Sunday Gay Brittingham went home to be with her Lord on April 11, 2019. She transitioned peacefully at Hanson Hospice Care in Stevensville MI.
Sunday was born to Eugene and Roma (Thompson) Dodd on June 24, 1961 in Chicago IL. She graduated from St. James Academy in June, 1978. She served in the United States Navy and received an Honorable Discharge in January, 1982. She married Duane Brittingham in 1986 in Queens Town Maryland.
Sunday worked for AT&T in Chicago IL before moving to Covert to live with her mother. She found peace in Covert. She was able to devote her life to the Lord and she received His love with no condemnation. Sunday would often be seen walking to church or to the Covert Senior Center; always with a smile on her face. She never met a stranger and she greeted everyone with a big smile while not having any thoughts of judgment.
Sunday loved the Covert Community as well as her church family at Lily of the Valley. She was the recording secretary for the Van Buren United Civic Organization as well as a long-time volunteer. She was an Election Inspector for the Covert Township for many years. Sunday fit well into any position that she was assigned because she knew how to greet people with kindness and that great big smile of hers.
Sunday joined Lily of the Valley Church in December of 2011. When she wasn’t shouting down the middle aisle she was working for the Kingdom of God. At Lily she was the secretary and she supervised the summer internship program. Her heart was open to her “babies”, the interns. She became their mentor and mother to them all – nurturing them in the way that they should live. She truly led the interns by example! She will always be remembered for her loving smile and nurturing spirit.
Sunday played a very integral part when Lily began renovating the First Baptist Church into the City of Love Apartments. While doing this she made appointments, communicated with contractors and when the City of Love was complete, she became the Leasing Manager. She projected Christ to all of the vendors that worked with the program. There was no job beneath her as she lived by the scripture: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might”. Sunday will always be remembered as the lady who “never lost her smile”.
Sunday is preceded in death by her daughter -Tiffany Michelle Thompson, her father - Eugene Dodd and her niece – Jaime Michelle Anderson.
She leaves to cherish and carry on her legacy: Her mother, Mrs. Roma Dodd; her son, Marcus (Sarah Honerman) Thompson; two grandchildren: Reyna Thompson and Zane Thompson. She will be forever be remembered by her sister: Michelle Anderson; three nieces: Catrina Hudson, Jesse Anderson, Crystal Anderson; one nephew: Diamond Anderson and her special friends: Bishop Dorothy Sherrod, Miss Georgia Young and Mrs. Mae Lucas.