OBITUARY

James "Jim" Ladell Little

June 11, 1935March 4, 2018
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James “Jim” Ladell Little, 82 of Lake Charles, LA passed away on March 4, 2018. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi on June 11, 1935.

He served in the United States Air Force for twenty-three years in Radio Communications, earning the rank of Master Sergeant and received an honorable discharge on May 31, 1977. Following his retirement from the USAF, he worked in the oil and tool business for five years. He then moved on to civil service for fifteen years. Lastly, he operated his own food brokerage business for 18 years, finally retiring on December 31, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sally Little, one son Gary Little and wife Stacey Little of Swansea, Il. two daughters; Anita Love and husband Mack Love of Lake Charles, Donna Little-Kaumo and husband Brian Kaumo of Green River, WY., one brother Johnny Little and wife Eileen Little of Caladonia, MS, six grandchildren; David Curd, Heather Chvala, Kristen Constable, Lauren Buss, Rachel Katka and Brooke Little, nine great-grandchildren; Kaylee Curd, Brooklyn Chvala, Michael Chvala, Stephen Chvala, James Chvala, Kateryna Chvala, Ava Constable, Wyatt Buss and Fielder Buss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. Little and Annie Little, two sisters; Estelle Corder, Sadie Mae Bryant, four brothers; Grady Little, Robert Little, Lloyd Little, Thomas Little, and one grandson Bryan Love.

Jim lived a wonderful life. He loved spending time with his family. His wife Sally and children were the apples of his eye. He enjoyed BBQs and looked forward to family visiting where he cooked up a storm. Jim was always willing to help others. There was never a task that he wouldn’t immediately offer to help. He was a gift and will be truly missed by many.

Officiants for Service: Rev. Weldon Bares and Rev. Brayden Buss.

Pall Bearer: Gary Little, Brian Kaumo, David Curd, Jimmy Constable, Brandon Katka and Chester Ayers

Services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00AM. Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday, March 8th from 9:00AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sally Little, one son Gary Little and wife Stacey Little of Swansea, Il. two daughters; Anita Love and husband Mack Love of Lake Charles, Donna Little-Kaumo and husband Brian Kaumo of Green River, WY., one brother Johnny Little and wife Eileen Little of Caladonia, MS, six grandchildren; David Curd, Heather Chvala, Kristen Constable, Lauren Buss, Rachel Katka and Brooke Little, nine great-grandchildren; Kaylee Curd, Brooklyn Chvala, Michael Chvala, Stephen Chvala, James Chvala, Kateryna Chvala, Ava Constable, Wyatt Buss and Fielder Buss.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. Little and Annie Little, two sisters; Estelle Corder, Sadie Mae Bryant, four brothers; Grady Little, Robert Little, Lloyd Little, Thomas Little, and one grandson Bryan Love.

Services

  • Visitation at Hixson Funeral Home Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service at Hixson Funeral Home Thursday, March 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

James "Jim" Ladell Little

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John and Bobbie Love

March 10, 2018

Jim was such a sweet man!
We appreciate Jim and Sally giving us our precious Anita. She is so special.
We have been living in central Texas for many years. Jim took the position of "dad" for our son Mack. Mack has commented so many times about how much he admired Jim. He was a great friend to Mack.
Our deepest sympathy to Sally and Anita, and all the family.
Jim will be very much missed!!
Love you all,
John and Bobbie

Allen Curd

March 9, 2018

My thoughts are with you all during this time. I remember Pa Little coming to the house and showing me how to grill corn on the cob . I also remember the first time we did it, I burned it pretty bad! But Pa, being Pa, just sat there and ate it without a second thought...he said the char just made it better! He will always be in my heart and I'm a better man for having met him and been a small part of his life.

Mary and Barry Flom

March 8, 2018

May the laughter that you shared and the memories that you have provide comfort to you all during this time. Sending love and prayers.

Marla Kjerulff

March 7, 2018

Mrs. Sally, Anita and family I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Little. He was always smiling and so kind, I know he will be greatly missed. Praying for you.
Marla

Susan Guidry

March 7, 2018

Norris & I met Jim & Sally when we moved to Pecanwood Oct 2003.....He & Sally ALWAYS together, welcoming us to the neighborhood, planting beautiful flowers and pulling every stray weed in sight!!! AND we bought almost identical red RAV4’s. Jim was such a friendly, sweet soul....We will all miss him very much. God bless you Sally, & all of your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Brian Lee

March 6, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time. Mr Jim was a great mentor ,and friend .

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Biography

James “Jim” Ladell Little, 82 of Lake Charles, LA passed away on March 4, 2018. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi on June 11, 1935.

He served in the United States Air Force for twenty-three years in Radio Communications, earning the rank of Master Sergeant and received an honorable discharge on May 31, 1977. Following his retirement from the USAF, he worked in the oil and tool business for five years. He then moved on to civil service for fifteen years. Lastly, he operated his own food brokerage business for 18 years, finally retiring on December 31, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sally Little, one son Gary Little and wife Stacey Little of Swansea, Il. two daughters; Anita Love and husband Mack Love of Lake Charles, Donna Little-Kaumo and husband Brian Kaumo of Green River, WY., one brother Johnny Little and wife Eileen Little of Caladonia, MS, six grandchildren; David Curd, Heather Chvala, Kristen Constable, Lauren Buss, Rachel Katka and Brooke Little, nine great-grandchildren; Kaylee Curd, Brooklyn Chvala, Michael Chvala, Stephen Chvala, James Chvala, Kateryna Chvala, Ava Constable, Wyatt Buss and Fielder Buss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. Little and Annie Little, two sisters; Estelle Corder, Sadie Mae Bryant, four brothers; Grady Little, Robert Little, Lloyd Little, Thomas Little, and one grandson Bryan Love.

Jim lived a wonderful life. He loved spending time with his family. His wife Sally and children were the apples of his eye. He enjoyed BBQs and looked forward to family visiting where he cooked up a storm. Jim was always willing to help others. There was never a task that he wouldn’t immediately offer to help. He was a gift and will be truly missed by many.

Officiants for Service: Rev. Weldon Bares and Rev. Brayden Buss.

Pall Bearer: Gary Little, Brian Kaumo, David Curd, Jimmy Constable, Brandon Katka and Chester Ayers

Services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00AM.
Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday, March 8th from 9:00AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com