It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Brittany Nicole Sarrett, on February 16th, 2022. She was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by many.
Brittany was born in Amarillo, Texas, on June 14, 1986, to her parents Donnie and Paula Sarrett. She graduated from Tascosa High School in 2004 and West Texas A&M University in 2010 with a degree in Advertising. She moved to Dallas and started her career at The Richards Group where she met her boyfriend, Shea Hunter. It was love at first sight, and they became inseparable.
Brittany brightened up every social gathering with neighbors and friends. She had a passion for cooking and was always planning the next meal to make for friends and the next themed event, often making decorative food and drinks when no one had even expected them. She was fearless, befriending locals on a weekend trip to New Orleans or belting out Disney songs at karaoke. She would dance like no one was looking, and would just laugh with you when she discovered you had your phone recording. She never loved with anything less than her whole being, through hugs, homemade food, surprise gifts, sweet words, jokes, smiles, ghost stories, and just being with you when you needed it.
In 2015, Brittany moved to New York City to live out her Mad Men dream and work in the advertising world off Madison Avenue, bicycle in Central Park, see Broadway shows, peruse the Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy 4th of July’s on her apartment rooftop in a hammock, and stand atop 30 Rock seeing all of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. She loved having family and friends come and visit and loved seeing how her dad would strike up conversations in the subway with strangers, which you’re not supposed to do.
After adventures in New York, she continued traveling and spent time in Portland, Oregon, where she fell in love with the woodsy City of Roses and its friendly people. She participated in improv comedy and always gave the audience as many belly laughs as they could handle. Brittany loved to use water paint to create the funniest paintings and characters and helped Shea with artwork for his video game projects. She loved taking walks and pointing out porch cats and cute dogs in windows while listening to short stories.
Brittany eventually found a new opportunity in Austin and moved with Shea out of the rain and back into some Texas sunshine. She loved to jog in the nearby hills, but only if she had several layers of sunscreen on and a big hat. She made immediate friends with her new coworkers and spent wonderful evenings by the pool sharing stories with fellow transplants from other parts of the country.
Brittany missed her dad and wanted to be closer to family, so she and Shea decided to temporarily move to Dallas when it seemed the pandemic was slowing down. She loved planning gatherings and learned to use a barbeque grill to make amazing summer meals. She befriended a stray cat that she named and fed every day she could find her.
Recently, Brittany and Shea took a road trip from Dallas back to Portland to see friends they had missed. They explored the Garden of the Gods in Colorado and played putt putt golf while watching the sunset over the Rockies in Utah. Brittany continued to work for advertising agencies, always looking for opportunities to subvert expectations and get a laugh. She had a passion for outside-the-box thinking, was a creative soul through and through, and immersed herself fully in everything she touched.
She will be remembered as someone who was always quick-witted with a dry sense of humor, Brittany never left jokes or puns unsaid. Brittany had an infectious laugh that couldn’t help but put a smile on your face. Her oversized personality stretched across the country, touching all those she came in contact with.
Brittany was preceded in death by her father Donnie, with whom she shared a special bond. They both loved music, the outdoors, and had the same quirky sense of humor.
She is survived by her mother Paula Sarrett of Amarillo; boyfriend Shea Hunter of Portland, Oregon; sister Jessica Ornelas and husband Jason of Bushland; brother Trent Teague and sister-in-law Jessica Mendoza of Dallas; sister Amanda Robertson and husband Brett of Dallas.
Brittany was especially loved by her nieces and nephews as “fun Aunt Brittany,” where she was never too busy to drop to their level, pick up barbies or action figures, or help with their next creative masterpiece. She was an Aunt to Cameron, Rikki, Stephen, Leslie, and Jayce Ornelas; Liam and Jaxon Teague; and Emma Robertson.
When you think of Brittany, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember to “be good”, live life to the fullest, and don’t forget the punchline.
A memorial will be held on Thursday, February 24th at 2:00 pm at Boxwell Brothers Chapel 2800 Paramount Blvd. Graveside service to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
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