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Earnest Lee Little

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Funeral services for Earnest Lee Little, 63, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home.

He was born October 25, 1950 in Hollandale, MS the son of Marvin Lee and Sarah Little.

Earnest was a cook for GSP.

Earnest married Maria Delores Little on April 13, 1982. She preceded him in death in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Walter Lee Little and Bobbie E. Little.

Other survivors include his children Earnest Rayton, Topeka, KS, Germaine Rayton, Junction City, KS; Sara Little, Lawrence, KS, Earnestine Little-Brockman, Lawrence, KS; step-children, Tonya D. Ware, Stephen Logan, Andrea Edwards, Lisa Logan, Kamari Logan, Brett Logan; two sisters, Mary (Jessie) Lloyd and Emma (OT) Devine; 46 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and 8 nieces and 3 nephews and a host of cousins, great-nieces and great nephews.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the mortuary.


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  • Mr and Mrs Louis Tolbert says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Earnest Little. you couldn’t have found a better person or friend in him. Earnest is at peace now. In loving memory and in our prayers. RIP Earnest.

  • Mintoy Tolbert says:

    To the family
    Remember the Lord is near who calls upon him,
    May God who watches over us continue to hear our cries,give us strength during this time of sorrow, and comfort us all.
    As we share, talk, and remember the memories of uncle Earnest
    Know that he will always be in our hearts.

  • Patty Jorgensen says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time.I am so sorry for your loss.

  • morilyn bell says:

    may god be with you and your family at this time .you may not know me but we are cousin I live in Milwaukee ,sara was my cousin I know emma and maryann them. just giving my condolence ,from the BELL , WASHINGTON, BROWN , MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

  • Earnestine Little Brockman says:

    Thank you guys

  • Jennifer Erskin says:

    My prayers go out to the family of Mr.Little. I am sorry for your loss.

  • DORIS BROWN says:

    To the family of Earnest Little our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Earnest was my first cousin.My mother and his mother were sisters. May god bless you all.

  • Cyrese Powell says:

    A good man is how I can describe Earnest. God knows he loved Dee! Loss is hard, I know firsthand, but knowing he’s no longer suffering, what a relief! Take this time, family, to get back to communicating with one another, make some new memories because we all have to leave this place for another and being able to smile about those gone on before us – Priceless!!!

  • Barbara J. Wilson says:

    Just hear of Earnest’s passing, and was saddened to hear. Earnest was an employee of mine at GSP for 12 years as well as a friend. He is now at peace and pray that all of the family can find inner peace as well as he has gone home to be with the Lord.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all- Earnestine and the entire family at this difficult time.

    Sam Logan was also a close friend and neighbor for 30 yrs. May their both rest in Peace.

    Barb Wilson

  • Earnestine Little Brockman says:

    Thank you Barbara