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Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870



Daisy Mae Merritt Little, age 88, of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, January 13, 2017. She was born in Plymouth, NC, daughter of the late Wm. Jessie Merritt and Betty Butler Merritt. Daisy was retired as a supervisor from J.P. Stevens Company after thirty five years of service.

She was a member of Rosemary Baptist Church.

Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Little, Sr.; brothers, Jessie, Dallas, Fletcher, and William Henry Merritt; sister, Rosa Lee Adkins; daughter-in-law, Vivian Little.

She is survived by her sons, Tommy Little and his wife, Renee, of Roanoke Rapids, Bill Little, of Roanoke Rapids; grandsons, Chad, Steve, David, Brian; great grandchildren, Kamryn, Elizabeth, Victoria, Alaina, Justin;  brother-in-law,  Bobby Little and his wife, Morene; sister-in-laws, Blondie and Gwen Merritt; numerous nieces and nephews; best friends for many years, Mary Ann Jones and Edna Parrish.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Community Hospice; Daisy’s sitters, Hazel, Clara, and Holly and to all the members of Rosemary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosemary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Rosemary Baptist Church with Dr. Layne Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery with Rev. Rhonda Rigsby officiating.


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