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Jessie Lee Caraway Little was born Tuesday, September 12, 1944 in Anson County to the late David and Virginia Caraway.  She transitioned from her earthly home on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Although she contracted polio at an early age, she never allowed it to hold her back from serving God and others.

Jessie received her education from the public schools of Anson County where she graduated from West Ansonville High School in 1962.

Jessie confessed Christ at an early age.  She exhibited her Christian faith by being an active member of Flakes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Wadesboro, North Carolina.  She served faithfully in many capacities including: Church Secretary, Church Clerk, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, and Church Treasurer.

Jessie was employed and retired from Cassie’s Cotillion in Norwood, North Carolina where she encountered and maintained lasting friendships with many of her coworkers.   Not only was she dedicated to her work, her most important job was being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She met her husband, John Albert Little through a mutual friend and was married on January 6, 1964.  They were married for over forty years before he preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by four siblings: James Caraway, Rosa Cox, John Caraway and Clayton Caraway.

The legacy of her spirit is imparted and remains upon her devoted children: two sons, John Little (Wanda) of Charlotte, NC and Dexter Little (Angela) of Kernersville, NC; one daughter, Shelia Coppadge (Thomas) of Indian Trail, NC; four grandchildren, Madison Little, Brandon Little, Raegan Coppadge and Jaylem Coppadge; four sisters, Patricia Harrison (Donald) of Ansonville, NC, Helen Womack (George) of Greensboro, NC, Sarah Burns (Carl Mack) and Frankie Carelock (Wilbur) both of Ansonville, NC; one brother, Lester Caraway (Brenda) of Thomasville, NC; six sisters-in-law, Sarah Caraway of Wadesboro,  NC, Myra Caraway and Emma Caraway both of Thomasville, NC, Minnie Hughes of Winston-Salem, NC, Mildred Jacks of Bridgeport, CT and Louise (Sonny) Witherspoon of Winston-Salem, NC; two brothers-in-law, Titus Little of New York, NY and William Little of Stanford, CT.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

The Homegoing Services to honor the Life and Legacy of Mrs. Little were held on Sunday, June 16, 2019, 3:00pm, Smith's Memorial Chapel, 604 Salisbury Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina.  Burial followed in the family plot of Flakes Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

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  • Friday, June 14, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
    Our prayers are with the family as you prepare to celebrate the life of Mrs. Little in the midst of your grief and pain. May God's grace abound in your family and in your hearts and His love sustain you!
    ~ Rev. Robert and Kimberly Burr   Ansonville, NC
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
    Sorry to hear about Sister Little she was so sweet and kind and always had a good word for anyone. My heart and prayer for the family that God will comfort your heart
    ~ Rev Anthony Ledbetter   Polkton, NC
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Shelia, I remember your Mom as always such a nice and pleasant lady. Praying for you and the entire family during this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy.
    ~ Leticia Lowery   Greenville, NC
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    John my heart is very heavy for you and your family but I have much HAPPINESS for your mother because she is free now. Thank you for your true friendship over the many years. --James P. Sturdivant
    ~ James P. Sturdivant   Harrisburg, NC
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019
    My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Little Family, keeping you in prayer. Paula Little Covington
    ~ Paula Little Covington   Mount Gilead, NC
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "He [God] will wipe out every tear from there eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham, NC
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Mrs.jessie was a sweet lady I remember seeing her at faith of Zion.she will be missed by many.Sending prayers to the family.
    ~ Bobbi Lary   ALBEMARLE, NC
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Mrs.jessie was a sweet lady I remember seeing her at faith of Zion.she will be missed by many.Sending prayers to the family.
    ~ Bobbi Lary   ALBEMARLE, NC