Mr. Ivory Little, 87, of Hoffman, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Reid Heart Center – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He was born on September 3, 1935 to the late Herman and Arnor Bea Hart Little.
A few years after marriage to the late Janet Gilmore Little they relocated to Washington, DC, where they resided for several years. After returning to North Carolina Mr. Little was employed at Proctor Silex in Southern Pines, North Carolina for 20+ years until his retirement. He later became part owner/operator of Jones and Little Funeral Services in Aberdeen, North Carolina, where he diligently worked until his health failed.
He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Hoffman, North Carolina and the oldest living member of Macedonia Lodge #629 of Hoffman. He was a kind, helpful and considerate person who will be loved and remembered in the hearts of many.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, his parents, one son, Christopher Little, one daughter, Kimberly Little, and his brother, Emry Little.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: four sons; Reginald Little of Atlanta, Georgia, Ivy Little (Dorothy), George Little, Stephen Little all of Hoffman, North Carolina, three daughters; Iris Arnese Little of Hoffman, North Carolina and Ivan Janeen Taylor (Robert) of Madison, Alabama and Jovone Baldwin of Southern Pines, NC, five grandchildren; LaShunta Little-Williams (Anthony), of Charlotte, North Carolina, Latasha Little (Curtis) of Missouri City, Texas, Mia Bennett of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Kieyona Little of Aberdeen, North Carolina and Jarek Taylor of Madison, Alabama, four great-grandchildren; Khairee Little, Aria Williams, Ella Ryan Taylor and Sage Smith, one aunt; Ramona Hart of Madison, North Carolina, one brother-in-law; Retired Bishop Marshall Gilmore of Concord, North Carolina, two sisters-in-law; Yvonne Gilmore of Concord, North Carolina and Alice Livingston, of Hoffman, North Carolina and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A public viewing will be held 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Jones and Little Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen, North Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Hoffman, North Carolina with Reverend Tommy Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hoffman, North Carolina.
Services provided by Jones and Little Funeral Services, Aberdeen, NC.