Louvenia Bea Little, 94, treasured wife, mother, grandmother and daughter, quietly entered her eternal rest Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Nursing Home after having lived at Marian Manor Assisted Living, Virginia Beach, for over 12 years.
Born Sept. 23, 1925, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Bea, as she was lovingly known, married the love of her life, Lloyd Little Sr. and lived in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a dry cleaners and laundromat for many years. She was a strong woman of faith and an active member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, in Brooklyn, New York; St. Stephen Catholic Church in Chesapeake; and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.
Bea loved her home at Marian Manor and nourished the people around her with love, faith and happiness. She had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. Her volunteerism extended for many years through her presidency of the Marian Manor resident council, bingo caller and her role as ambassador to new residents. She was an avid reader, card player and member of the Red Hat Society.
She will be deeply missed by her sons, Lloyd Rodney Little and Allen Little; extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Moses Montgomery; mother, Armentia Rhames; and son, Gregory Little.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at Chapel at Marian Manor, with Father John Morris presiding.
Bea shared her life advice with all, “Go to school, get an education, have friends you enjoy and lead a healthy life.”
The family would like to thank all the staff at Marian Manor and Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the loving care that was provided to our mother.
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