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Augsburg Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall after service
845 W. 5th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Sep 29, 2007

Service information
Augsburg Lutheran Church
845 W. 5th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Sep 29, 2007
10:30 a.m.

Martha Jean Misenheimer Little
Feb 16, 1913 - Sep 25, 2007
Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem, NC
Martha Jean Misenheimer Little died on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Home in Winston-Salem. The youngest of seven children, she was born on February 16, 1913 in Mt. Pleasant, NC to James Franklin and Martha McAllister Misenheimer. One year later, the family moved to Winston-Salem, where she resided for her remaining 93 years. She was educated in the Winston-Salem public schools, graduating from R. J. Reynolds High School in 1929. She attended Crim Business College and was employed by Brown Ruffin Insurance Co. and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. In 1936, she married George L. (“Bus”) Little, Sr., who predeceased her in 1966. She was also predeceased by her two brothers: James C. Misenheimer and McAllister H. Misenheimer, and four sisters: Mary Lee Misenheimer, Ruth Misenheimer McGuire, Helen Misenheimer and Frances Misenheimer, and a nephew, Neal W. McGuire. Jean studied violin and played in school and church orchestras and string quartets. A lifelong member of Augsburg Lutheran Church, she sang in the church choir from the time she was 12 years old, and participated in many other activities and programs there. She also sang in the annual community performance of Handel’s Messiah for many years. While music and family were her greatest loves, flowers and gardens, history, travel, Scottish heritage, golf and baseball were also life long interests. She used her gift of a phenomenal memory to share her experiences of having lived under 16 U.S. Presidents, and thus left a legacy of love of history with her surviving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: George L. Little, Jr. (Susan Pollard) of Winston-Salem, and James McAllister (“Mack”) Little (Susan Prescott) of Raleigh; four grandchildren: George L. (“Tad”) Little, III (Stewart Atkins) of Atlanta, Sara Little Motew (Dr. Stephen Motew) of Lewisville, and James Prescott Little and Joseph McGraw Little of Raleigh; six great-grandchildren: Ashley McAllister, Charlotte Frances, and George L. Little, IV of Atlanta, and Charles, Henry and Louis Motew of Winston-Salem; and two nieces, Marguerite McGuire Hilliard of Durham and Jane Misenheimer Rockwell of Simi Valley, California. A memorial service in Jean’s honor will be held at Augsburg Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 29. The family will welcome friends in the fellowship hall after the service. Memorial donations may be made to Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Home, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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