Ivy Holland Little

Published 6:38 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ivy Holland Little, 97 of Smithfield passed away on Dec. 14, 2018 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Robert E. Holland and Eska Crocker Holland. Mrs. Little was the oldest member of Smithfield Baptist Church.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Vernon Little Jr. and her daughter Linda Little Darden.  Mrs. Little is survived by her son, Lewis R. Little (Sandra); grandchildren, Ellen D. Couch (Craig), Thomas L. Darden Jr. (Beth), Tracy Hassell (Donald), Melissa Babb, Robert Hobson (Karen) and Ross Hobson (Trish); 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Judith H. Houchens.  

A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. in Smithfield Baptist Church with a reception to follow in the family life center immediately following the church service.  Burial will follow in Mill Swamp Cemetery.  

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The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses who cared for Mrs. Little over the past six months, Angie, Phyllis, Desiree, Erin and Sonjia. A special thanks to Dr. Shannon Pope for her compassion and guidance.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Smithfield Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Drive, Smithfield, VA.  Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com.