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Kingwood Funeral Home

22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX

OBITUARY

Thomas Donald Little

February 17, 1962August 27, 2020

Thomas Donald Little, Sr. was born on February 17, 1962 to Tom & Jean Little in Texas City, TX. He went to be with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on August 27, 2020. He is survived by his bride, Jeanine for 42 years. He always called her “You’re my girl”. They were married on June 23, 1978. They were blessed with their precious gifts from God: Beloved Son, Thomas, Jr. “TD” and daughter-in-love Crystal and grandchildren, Nathan, Katie, Haleigh, Kaleigh, Hennsley and great grandchildren Conner, Addie, Landon, Peyton and Mason. Beloved Daughter, Valerie and son-in-love Ray Sanders and grandchildren, Cade & Peyton. Beloved Daughter, Ashton and son-in-love Zach Thompson and expected grandchild, Baby Thompson. Beloved brother’s & sister’s, Debbie Little, Wally & Stephanie Little, Karen Little and John Little. Brothers-in-love, Bubba Mikels & David Penna Beloved nieces and nephews, Phillip Selvera, Ryan & Jen Little, Taylor & Madison Little, Kelly Little, Taylor & Craig Rodefeld, Daniel & Dayna Penna, Lauren and Lexi Little, LB & Britny Mikels. Beloved Uncle’s & Aunt’s, John & Gail Little and George & Joyce Pyle. Beloved Mother-in-love, Sue Mikels known as “Nana” Tommy was preceded in death by his beloved parent’s Tom & Jean Little and beloved sister Denise Penna and father-in-love Vernie Mikels known as “Papa” Tommy started working when he was 12 at a gun shop. He then worked for Boyd’s Bait Camp at 16. In 1978 at 16 years old he began his life-long dedicated career at Mikels Construction Co Inc. as a laborer and welder helper. Shortly thereafter, he became a natural gas rig welder. The last 20 years he was part owner and Vice President of Mikels Construction Co. Inc. He was also co-owner with wife, Jeanine of 5 L Industries LLC and 5 L Underground, Inc. Tommy faithfully attended church throughout his life. As a child he attended Freeway Missionary Baptist Church in LaMarque, TX with lifelong friend’s he considered family, Bro. Bobby Bryant and all the Bryant and Curl family. As an adult, he moved several times but always stayed faithful in attending church wherever he was living. Tommy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in February 1997 at Forest Cove Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX. Where he made many lifelong friends. He has been a faithful member of his “Favorite Little Country Church”, Leggett Baptist Church in Leggett, TX since 2016 with family Bro. Tim, Dee Ann and Jordan Thompson. He considered everyone there as part of his family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 31, 2020

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Tami Saxton

September 5, 2020

Wes and I meet Tommy and Jeanine around 2009. We all Immediately became great friends. Tommy was an amazing man. A man that was kind and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He was a great, proud, hardworking family man, Through many years of knowing him we all knew that if we were ever in need or just needed anything he and Jeanine would definitely be there to help in anyway they could. Our greatest memories of Tommy was a family Christmas trip we all took to Granby Co. Tommy will be greatly missed and thought of often by our family and myself. Continue prayers for my sweet friend Jeanine. A beautiful friend ♥️🙏

Missy Medcalf

September 3, 2020

While I didn’t know Tommy all that well, it was easy to see the love he had for his children. I’ve know Val and T.D. since they became friends with my younger brother and sister back in high school. In fact, Val eventually married my brother, Ray. I was able to see first-hand the time and energy Tommy put into his relationships with his children. They adored him, and they learned the importance of family from him!

Lynne Napoleon

September 3, 2020

One of my favorite memories with Tommy & Jeanine was back when we were teenagers. We would cruise around in the pick up truck listening to all the old Country Music on KIKK. Heck, back then that wasn’t old music (telling our age now). They would have Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Freddy Fender, George Jones etc. always playing. I still love all that old music and a lot of the songs when they come on take me back to the good times & memories with Tommy & Jeanine. Jeanine would fuss at Tommy because his driving was so bad! Omgosh, he scared us a time out 2! LOL!

Our family & this world has lost a good man, good father, husband, grandfather etc, one of the hardest working men I know.

Tommy we miss you already & love you. RIP, Drive safe up there and keep jamming to Old Country. Gone but never forgotten! ❤️❤️

TARAH BELCHER

September 1, 2020

Word can not do justice to all those that were touched by you in some way. I'm truly thankful to be one of many you cared about. You inspired so many with you love, hard work and understanding. I will miss you coming in to work and bugging me with your neediness. That never really bother me, I just like to tease you. Who will I print maps for because their phone wont work. Or fix their truck because they pushed the wrong button. I'll will miss your smile and morning surprise muffins. I will never forget you helping find just the right lawn mower and laughing as I learned to use it.
My prayers go out to Jeanine and your family. I know you meant the world to them and they were your world. I know you're in heaven looking down on us all. Your probably hiding around corners up there trying to scare God, like you use to do us.
You will forever be in my heart. Any time I sit by the fire, I will think of you.
P.S. Caspain will truly miss you sneaking him food and wiping his drool on you.
Life wont be the same without you in it.
Love always
Tarah.

MONICA GUTIERREZ

September 1, 2020

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU JEANINE AND YOUR FAMILY, TOMMY WAS A GREAT MAN AND BOSS I WILL ALWAYS BE SO THANKFUL TO YA FOR EVERYTHING. TOMMY WAS A GREAT LOVING MAN VERY DOWN TO EARTH. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED.

Wyann Guice

September 1, 2020

Remembering him from Forest Cove days. He was a quiet man. Loved being around him.

Kerry Hulon

August 31, 2020

Tommy and Jeanine had the most beautiful love story I have ever known!!
Tommy was so kind hearted, I really believe he never met a stranger.
Looking forward to the day we meet again sweet friend!
We love you,
Mike and Kerry

Ray Sanders

August 30, 2020

What can I say about Tommy? I met him a couple of days after I turned 15. He was my best friends dad. He welcomed me into his home and his life without hesitation. He was one of the hardest working men I have aver known, yet he still managed to find time for his family and friends. He became a second father to me, treating me like one of his own children. They even took me on vacations with them. I learned very quickly that you had to be careful of what you asked of him because he was going to do it for you. He was never to busy to help out. He has been a major part of my life since the day I met him. Especially after he let me marry his daughter. He was always the kind of man I strive to be. He will be sorely missed.

Lana Pruitt

August 30, 2020

We have many fun memories of Tommy (and Jeanine) from our bible study class at Forest Cove/Second Baptist Church. We spent class get togethers at their house on occasion. The class Christmas parties were always fun with them. Tommy was a gentle soul with a sweet spirit. He made you feel very comfortable when around him. We send our deepest sympathy to Jeanine , children and grandchildren. May you find joy in the memories and comfort and peace from our Lord in the days ahead.
Lana and Dwayne Pruitt

Jim Reed

August 29, 2020

I am struggling to find the words to write. When we were kids going to Freeway Baptist Church Tommy was one of mine and Ricks closest friends along with his brothers and sisters. We spent a lot of time together and I can honestly say that I never heard him say anything but good things about others. We lost track over the years but I will always look back fondly at all of our times together. Rest in Peace my friend.

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