Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

741 Danville Road SW, Decatur, AL


Carol Denise Little

April 2, 1968June 25, 2020

Carol “Denise” Little, 52, of Mount Hope, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning surrounded by her loving family.

Her visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. Her Celebration of Life will be at noon on Saturday, June 27, 2020, in the chapel of the funeral home with Ray Henson and David Little officiating. Burial will be in Old Town Creek Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Darrell Little; children, Timothy Little (LeeAnn), Chris Little (Lyndi), Meranda Liles (Adam), Cody Little (Chrystal) and Zack Tippett (Ashley); grandchildren, Kaylee, Kamdyn, Kota, Karley, Jamison, Blayne, Jaxon, Abby, Maggie, Avery, and Brystal; parents, John and Patricia Fike; brother, Michael Fike; mother-in-law, Josephine Little and “sister”, Darlene Rutherford.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Bessie Flannagin, and Roy and Annie Fike; brother, Johnny Darrell Fike; father-in-law, Bobby Little and brother-in-law, Bobby Green.

Denise was a very special person who loved all of her family, especially her grandchildren, all of which knew her as NeNe. She was very proud of them all and spoke of them almost daily. NeNe will be greatly missed by all. She loved going to the Smoky Mountains during the fall, camping near the river where she could listen to the river roosters, mule rides, flowers, and butterflies. Denise was one of the hardest workers one could know. As a Funeral Director and an Embalmer, she loved helping grieving families she served at Roselawn Funeral Home. She will be greatly missed by all of her friends that had the privilege of working with her, as well as all who knew her.

The family wishes to express gratitude to Alabama Hospice of the Shoals.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kamdyn Little, Dakota Little, Bo Green, Doyle Little, Landyn Rutherford, and D.J. Flake.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Little and Bill Little.

Roselawn Funeral Home has the honor of serving one of our own, Denise Little.


  • Darrell Little, Husband
  • Timothy Little (LeeAnn), Son
  • Chris Little (Lyndi), Son
  • Meranda Liles (Adam), Daughter
  • Cody Little (Chrystal), Son
  • Zack Tippett (Ashley), Son
  • Kaylee, Granddaughter
  • Kamdyn, Grandson
  • Kota, Grandson
  • Karley, Granddaughter
  • Jamison, Grandson
  • Blayne, Grandson
  • Jaxon, Grandson
  • Abby, Granddaughter
  • Maggie, Granddaughter
  • Avery, Granddaughter
  • Brystal, Granddaughter
  • John Fike, Father
  • Patricia Fike, Mother
  • Michael Fike, Brother
  • Josephine Little, Mother-in-law
  • Darlene Rutherford, Special Friend

  • Kamdyn Little, Pallbearer
  • Dakota Little, Pallbearer
  • Bo Green, Pallbearer
  • Doyle Little, Pallbearer
  • Landyn Rutherford, Pallbearer
  • D.J. Flake, Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Little, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Little, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Carol Denise Little

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Rita Birdsong

June 28, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Denise was the sweetest person anyone could know and I always enjoyed being around her. Birdie always spoke highly of her.
Rita Birdsong

Melissa Murphy

June 27, 2020

Denise I sure will miss you! We love you so much and you were awesome to work with. Roselawn will not be the same without you. I had the privilege to work with you and see how special and kind you treated your families. You loved what you did. I’ll miss hearing your voice. You loved your family so much, and those grand babies were your world. Thank you for all you taught me and how sweet you always was to my girls. And boy you sure did know how to make the best country potato salad. I’m glad you’re no longer in pain, love you Denise.

- Melissa Murphy

Ed Crane

June 26, 2020

Denise was special in many ways. Number one, she seems like a daughter to me ,for she shared birthdays with my youngest daughter. Always a smile, a warm hug, words of concern for my family and well being. She will be sadly missed. I love you sweetie. The race is over, The battle is won. You’ve made it home.

- Ed and Betty Crane

Missy Holt Bailey

June 26, 2020

Thinking about you all and praying for you!!! So blessed to have grown up with Denise and to have been able to know her! Prayers and much love to you all.

Ruth Ann McAbee

June 26, 2020

Denise, You have no idea how much I love you and you mean to me. You brightened my days at work and you was always there for me. I miss you more than words can say. I hope you are pleased with how things turned out and that we made you proud. You always went out of your way for me. I will cherish all the times we had together and wish we could still have many more. You will ALWAYS be forever in my heart. Darrell, I love you and your family and ya'll will always be like family. Thank ya'll for taking such good care of Denise. Love Always.

Kelly Russell

June 26, 2020

My prayers are with the entire family. Denise was a kind, giving person who loved the families that she served as her own. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.
Kelly Russell
Valhalla Funeral Home

Jasmine McRoy

June 26, 2020

Oh Denise! I love you so much! I’m so grateful that God allowed us to cross paths. You were more than a co-worker. You were family. We laughed until we cried and some days we just cried. You always had my back and you were my voice when I needed it. I’m so lost at work without you. Although it breaks my heart that you are no longer with us and our Roselawn family is forever changed. I’m comforted knowing that you are at peace, with no more worries or pain. Rest in Peace my dear NeNe!...Family, you are all in my prayers and I love you. Thank you for sharing Denise with me.
- Jas

Ralph Henderson

June 25, 2020

Denise was a very special person that touched alot people through her concern and care that she showed for everyone she came in contact with. She always conducted herself in a professional way at Roselawn. She always willing to go the extra mile in helping others. I am grateful that I had the privilege of knowing her.
Prayers to you as a family as you go through this very difficult time.

Barry Campbell

June 25, 2020

Denise was a dear sweet person and an a enjoyment to work with. Denise served our families with compassion and made sure they received the best she could give. Go rest in peace Denise. Roselawn will surely miss you everyday.
May God bless your family during this time. We love you very much.
Barry Campbell, General Manager