Marilyn Mae Walker Little

November 22, 1934
August 16, 2018
Dunbar, WV

Marilyn Mae Walker Little

Marilyn Mae Walker Little, 83, of Charleston died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Barbara, on August 16, 2018 after fighting a long, hard battle with dementia.

Marilyn was born at Campbell’s Creek, WV and graduated from Dupont High School. She worked at the Charleston Credit Bureau before starting a family with her husband, Carl. Marilyn was a wonderful homemaker and mother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a leader in the Girl Scouts, YMCA and TIC tennis leagues, as well as Extreme Country Line Dance Club. Marilyn also enjoyed gardening and ceramics. From childhood, Marilyn’s greatest love was dancing. She was a Line Dance Instructor for over ten years—Marilyn truly loved helping other people learn how to dance.

Marilyn traveled the world with her husband after his retirement. They were married for nearly 50 years before his death. Marilyn was fun-loving, kind to everyone, devoted to her family, and a gracious lady.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin B. Walker and Eva Mae Whisenant Walker and her husband, Carl Little.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra (Jeffery) Varney of Hampton, Virginia; son, Ronald Little of Taylorville, Illinois; daughter, Barbara Little of Dunbar, WV; son, Darin Little of San Francisco, California; grandson, Jacob (Taylor) Little of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandson, Aaron Little of Edwardsville, Illinois; and grandsons, Alexander and Christopher Varney of Hampton, Virginia. Marilyn is also survived by her siblings Maxine Bright, Ruth Ann Walker, Mary Walker, Marcella Freeman of Clearwater, Florida, and her brother, James Walker of New York, New York.

Her family would like to thank: Dr. Malcolm Chaney, Tiskelwah Adult Day Center staff, Arthur B. Hodges Memory Unit staff, Charleston Internal Medicine staff, Caring Senior Service of Charleston, and Hospice staff, especially Izzy, Judy, Mary, and Pete. A special thanks to caregiver Arika Ferrell for the excellent care she gave our mother during her last year of life.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W, Charleston, WV  25387-2536 or to Kanawha Valley Seniors Service/Tiskelwah Adult Day Center, 600 Florida St, Charleston, WV 25302.

A service to Honor the Life of Marilyn will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, August 20, 2018 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Pastor Pete Thompson officiating.  Burial will be held in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and Friends may visit two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memories of Marilyn may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

6 replies
  1. Shirley Reese says:

    I am so sad that one of the best friends I have ever had has passed away but so thankful that I knew her. She was one of the kindest and caring people I have know and so thankful to call her a friend. My heart goes out to her family and may they find comfort that she is in a better place and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Such a special person. God bless her family at this very difficult time.

  2. Thomas Ward says:


    Sorry to hear about your Mom. She will now be at peace is the good thing.

    Call me if you need anything.


  3. Melvin Gritt says:

    My condolence to the family of Marilyn, a wonderful lady I had grown to know many years working at the bank with her husband, Carl. I pray that our Lord provide each person saddened with Marilyn’s graduation a blanket of comfort.

  4. RMWALKER3 says:

    We will always remember all of the great times we had with our sister and cherish the memories knowing that God chose her to be the first born of the family and was always there when we needed her.

    We will miss her greatly here on earth but will see her and all of our loved ones that have gone on before us, again in Heaven.

  5. Becky Stone says:

    Marilyn was a friend and I have missed her, especially during line dance classes on Friday night. We have shared lots of memories about Marilyn and tried to keep everybody updated about how she was doing during her illness.. We had not forgotten her. Just last week we talked about what a wonderful line dance teacher Marilyn was. I told her many times that she had the patience of Job. She will be in heaven teaching line dancing to the Angels. Barbara, the last time I saw Marilyn was when you brought her to Cracker Barrel and we met you two at the front door. We have talked about how wonderful it was to see you and Marilyn. Debbie, thank you for bringing Marilyn to Marmet to dance with us. I loved seeing my friend. Barbara and Debbie, Marilyn had two wonderful daughters that took good care of her. Love you Marilyn. Becky

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  • Monday, August 20
  • 12:00 Pm to 2:00 PM

Funeral Service

  • Monday, August 20
  • 2:00 PM