Walter Pitts Little Jr.

November 14, 1941December 13, 2013

Vestavia resident, Walter Pitts Little , Jr, died of congestive heart failure on December 13, 2013 free from fear, being confident of resurrection and eternal life in Christ. Dr. Little was born in Shreveport, LA on November 14, 1941 and was raised in Vicksburg, MS. A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine (1966), he completed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans in 1970. He served two years in the USAF, subsequent to which he moved to Birmingham. In 1988 Dr. Little founded Dermatopathology Services and served as its president until his retirement in 1997. He also held a masters in theological studies, was board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology, and was certified to demonstrate special competence in dermatopathology. Walter found great happiness in learning, applying his knowledge to difficult diagnostic problems, and especially in the particular joy that is teaching. Upon his retirement from the clinical faculty at UAB, his former students established and endowed the Walter P. Little Award to fund a stipend granted annually to an outstanding resident in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Little was predeceased by his parents, Walter Pitts and Ethel Marie Little, and his wife, Jane. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; brother, Philip (Ruth); children: Elizabeth Little Allen (Paul), Walter Little, III (Mary), Frances Little, Wendi Webb Thomas (Jeff), Kimberlee Benos (Phillip Probst), Michael Webb (Lib), Laura Warner (Carl Stanton), Jennifer Kennedy (Matthew), and Charles Warner (Christy); as well as twenty-five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation prior to the memorial service, which will be held at the Cathedral Church of the Advent on Tuesday, December 17 at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.


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Emil Nasser

December 18, 2013

Are Prayers and thoughts are with all of you

David Browder

December 17, 2013

Walter Little made a significant impact on my life and I loved the man dearly. I wish I could be there for the funeral.

December 17, 2013

Another angel gone home with God, the most loving, sweetest, generous, funny and full of life person I knew, I will miss you, love Cheryl McNealey

Brooke Dobbins

December 17, 2013

Walter & Family..
Praying for you all in your rough days ahead! Know you have a angel watching over you.

Denise Lewis

December 17, 2013

Wayne and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Walter. Prayers are with you.

Doris Franklin

December 17, 2013

Prayers & lots of love will get you through your grief!

Green Hampton Smith

December 16, 2013

My heart and prayers are with you all.

G Hampton Smith

John Chambers

December 16, 2013

Nancy and family, I am so saddened to learn of Walters passing and know what a special man, husband, father and friend he was to so many. He was so full of knowledge in so many areas and I will truly miss his friendship. His passion for living, his curiosity about life and his certainty over his eternal home is a comfort to us all as we mourn his loss from our lives. Truly it will be a delight when we see him again.

George Evans

December 16, 2013

A wonderful man. Close to God and learning and caring. Hard to beat. God bless and keep all the family.

Gordon Sutton

December 16, 2013

Thinking of you and your family and sending love and strength to help you during this difficult time.
Janet and Gordon Sutton (1959)