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 snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.