Madie Marie Little, 94, of Oakboro, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022, at Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle.
Mrs. Little was born December 29, 1927, in Stanly County to the late Marcus Dewey Whitley and the late Ida Rose Whitley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Henry Little, an infant daughter, Henrietta Marie Little, daughter, Bonnie Little Boone Treece, great-granddaughter, Brandi Nicole Boone, brothers, Clyde Whitley, Barney Whitley, Bruce Whitley and sister, Dorothea Whitley Morton.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 3:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dr. Kinney Wallace. Burial will follow at Mission Baptist Church Cemetery, 12444 Mission Church Road, Locust. At other times, the family will meet at the home of Mrs. Little's son, Alan Little, 9742 NC 138 Hwy, Oakboro, North Carolina.
Survivors include son, Alan (Carolyn) Little of Oakboro, daughter, Beverly (Donald) Hyatt of Marshville, son-in-law, Keith Treece of Locust, nine grandchildren; Jeff Boone, Shari (Mike) Dunn, Mike (Michelle) Boone, Dina (Greg) Pace, Danna (Micheal) Patrick, Matt (Nikki) Boone, Dustin (Jessica) Boone, Sabrina (Dustin) Smith, and David (Melissa) Hyatt; 14 great grandchildren; Jeffrey(Ashley) Boone, Jr., Alaina (Wesley) Hammill, Haylee Dunn, Kali Boone, Keri Pressley, Brittney Thompson, Makayla Boone, Lyndsee Dunn, Kristen Pressley, Colton Boone, Kameron Smith, Kyle Smith, Kaden Smith and Kipp Smith, and 6 great- great grandchildren; Lindsae, Haley, and Rylee Boone, and Owen, Brooks and Claire Hammill.
Mrs. Little was a member of Mission Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir, along with other positions. After her husband passed in 2013, she started faithfully attending Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Oakboro.
For many years she was known for her beautiful cake decorating, paintings, crocheting, sewing and music. She played for many years with the Hinson Band. She played piano, guitar, autoharp and Omnichord, passing on her love for music to her children.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Little family.