Melissa Britt Retires
Edmonson Voice Report:
A local woman is parking her mail-carrying vehicle after 24 years of service and three generations of work in the Brownsville area.
Melissa Britt, a third generation mail carrier who delivered out of the Brownsville Post office, worked the same route as her family for more than 70 years.
Her grandmother, Bertha Miller, carried for many years and then her daughter, Barbara Lindsey took over for her. Melissa started in 1999 and later took over from her mother, Barbara.
"Melissa's route began at Mis Amigos in Brownsville and included all of Lindseyville, Sweeden, and Bee Spring," said Sheri Puckett, Postmaster in Brownsville. "She had a very large route and was always very precise. Melissa loved her job and did not want to have to give it up at this time but was involved in an accident while servicing her route in November 2021 and due to the injuries she sustained in that accident, the doctor advised her to retire. She underwent surgery and much physical therapy trying to come back to work and was heartbroken she not to be able to continue to serve her customers."
Melissa lives with her family in Cave City.