Heaven gained another angel Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Mrs. Catherine Little, 96, left her earthly home and went to meet her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Little was born in Columbus County, June 27, 1920, to the late Rev. Henry Mills and Carrie Callihan Mills. She was the oldest of their 13 children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Rosty Little; an infant son; a great-grandson, Dillon Jacobs (Little); her brothers, Willie Mills, Jodie Mills, Clyde Mills, Roy Mills, Walter Mills; one sister, Mildred Lanier; and an infant brother.
Mrs. Little loved her Lord and Savior and was a lifelong faithful member of her church Red Hill Pentecostal. As long as her health permitted she enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens.
She loved her family dearly and was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Red Hill Pentecostal Church, 1198 Byrdville-Freeman Road, Delco, N.C. 28436. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the church with Rev. Calvin Malpass officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in the Ellis-Peterson Cemetery. Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, N.C. 28403 is handling the arrangements.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Helen Simmons, Joyce (Earl) Malpass, Gene (Alatha) Little, all of Bolton, Carl (Virginia) Little of New Bern, Jerry (Mary) Little of Delco, Donald (Sherry) Little of Leland, Cathy Crowley of Riegelwood, Ron Little of Wilmington; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Little is also survived by three brothers, Rayford (Paula) Mills, Robert (Juanita) Mills, Burris Mills; two sisters Edna Wilkins, Eula Mae Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to say a very special “Thank you!” to her personal physician, Dr. David White and to the staff at Premier Living & Rehab Center at Lake Waccamaw for the kind and loving care shown to her during her stay.
Please share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wilmingtoncares.com.