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Joan Marie Little

07/03/1954 - 06/05/2024


Obituary For Joan Marie Little

Our beloved, loving Mother Joan Marie Little of Newburgh, NY transitioned from this earthly home to eternal home in glory with Jesus on June 5th, 2024, at St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY at the age of 69. She was born on July 3rd of 1954 to the Late Cecil Boykin, Sr and Annie Mae Newkirk Boykin of Clinton, North Carolina. At the age of 7 her family then moved from North Carolina to New York State for a better opportunity. Joan was a true Woman of God. She was a loved and devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt, and Godmother.

Mother Little was a devout Christian, who enjoyed teaching, learning, and serving others. She was a committed pillar of her community and church family. She was a faithful longtime member of the Mount Carmel Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Newburgh, NY. Mother Little served as a missionary prior to being appointed as a mother of the church. She began her studies in Theology in the year of 1998, leading up to a Doctorate degree in Theology from Sparrow Springs Bible College & Seminary. Mother Little taught theology at CBI (Community Bible Institute), Poughkeepsie, NY and at the Elder Dr Thermond E. Herring Bible Institute at the Mt. Carmel COCDOC, Newburgh, NY. Mother Little’s faith and dedication to God never wavered, for she was true
to her word and her beliefs.

Mother Little retired in 2021 from the United States Military Academy after 42 plus years of dedicated service, serving the Corps of Cadets as a contract/purchasing agent. She did all things
with pride and with dignity, she was truly a passionate and dedicated soldier of the most highest

Mother Little leaves to cherish her loving memories, her devoted husband, Trustee Charlie E. Little Sr., Sons Tommy Boykin of Charlotte, NC, Charlie E. Little Jr. (Tamara) of Middletown, NY, Andre T. Little of Newburgh, NY. Grandchildren, Dejane Boykin, Devante Bernard, Cameron Little, Tommisha Boykin, Tommy Boykin Jr., Khadija Spearman, Tyra Boykin, Tyler Boykin, Treyvor Boykin, Triston Boykin, Zion Little, Anisa Little, Aviani Little. Great Grand Kids, Janayzia Jackson, Brooklyn Bernard, One brother, Floyd Peterson of Philadelphia, PA, two Sisters, Nellie (Joseph) Fisher of Clinton, NC. Emma Grable of Cornwall on Hudson, NY, Sister-in-Law Dr. Georgetta Boykin of New Windsor, NY. Mother Little had a host of loving in laws, Sister in Laws, Christine Little, Evelyn Wright, Helen (Julius) Water of Yazoo City, MS. Johnnie (John) Rawls of Flint, MI, Maggie Williams of Mt. Morris, MI, Doris Triggs, Jackson, MS and Mary (Charles) Christmas of Norcross, GA. Several Brother in Laws, James Little Jr, Charles Little, Wayne Little, all of Yazoo City, MS. Marion Little and Freddie Little of Schenectady, NY. God Children, Faika Wilson, Jeffrey Underwood, and Tiara Boykin, all of Newburgh, NY. She leaves behind a host of adoring cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

She was predeceased in death, by her Parents, daughter, Annette Shondell Marie Boykin Melvin (Peanut), Grand Son, Deandric Little, Sisters; Rebecca Youngblood, Annie Pearl Boykin, Jeannette Boykin, Julia Mae Boykin, Brothers; Irvin Boykin, Cecil Boykin. Jr., Raeford Boykin Sr, Sidney Boykin, Sister in Laws, Pastor Ruby Boykin, Patricia Peterson, Diana Christoferson, Murielle Boykin, Brother in Laws Leon Grable and Nathaniel Youngblood (Bigshot)

Although our hearts are heavy, and we are sad, we know “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not our end. They simply mean we’ll miss you, until we meet again.”

Rest on “Sweet Angel” We love you, but God loves you best.

Expressions of Love

You lived an incredible life. I appreciate you finding the time to make time and bringing me in this world. You’re amongst many you know and love now but, most importantly with God. I will continue to prosper in your honor. I love you; I miss you and see you when I get there. Your son, Tommy.

Mom, I Love you and Miss you already, I am still having a hard time with all of this, I do know that I’ve now gained an angel and you will always be by my side. My Beautiful Mother, I will miss that pretty Smile, Rest easy Mom, no more pain. You will truly be missed but I know you will always be with me. Love you Mom, Charlie Jr.

Mom, you are very precious and a Godly Woman, Mom, I love you, you have done a lot of good in this world. I know you were sick, but you were a fighter, Mom the pain is gone now, live it up with Peanut and Mula, Sleep in Peace my queen, Love you Mom. Andre

God is Love. True Love is Selfless. We are all Blessed with a Purpose from God. Philippians 2:4 says, “Don’t look out only for your own interest, but take an
interest in others, too” In Loving Memory, we will speak your name with honor & gratefulness. Continuing to spread the wisdom you bestowed upon us. Grandmom, your beautiful soul will forever be cherished, Love your Grandson Devante

To my little sister Joanie, I love you with all my heart, but you left me too soon. I know it’s time for you to go to be with the Lord. You rest on my little sister. I will always love and miss you. Love you your sister Emma.

To my sister Joan, I love you very much, Joe and I came up to see you while you were sick, and I know you are in a better place and no longer suffering. I will miss you. I Love you. Your sister Nellie & Joe

Aunt Joan, you’ll forever be in our heart. We will miss you here. But what a time it will be when we all gather again in Heaven, just worshiping and praising the Lord together. We Love you Auntie! Love Always, Angela (Ann), Sherrell & the Council Clan

My beloved Auntie, you will forever be missed. Your warming smile and your Kind heart will always be cherished. I will miss our talks in person and over the phones. I will miss your guidance in leading me to make the right choices and decisions. I will miss our last times we shared together. Thank you for always supporting the family with your many acts of kindness. I will forever miss you Auntie, but God knows
best. Most of all thank you for renaming me to Latasha. 😊Love you always. Natashia.

We will miss you always. Yes, you were an aunt to all of us, but you were like a sister as well. I’m so glad you were a part of our lives. My dad’s baby sister. Love You. Tunda, Linda, Carlos Jr., Oluwatunmi, Afolabi, Cecil III, Makayla & Savannah

Aunt Joan, we love and miss you. We wish you did not have to leave so soon, but God knows best. No more suffering, no more pain, you are at peace now. Enjoy your heavenly home. You will always be in our hearts. Love Judy, Greg, Chante, Mariah, Corbin & Grandkids

Aunt Joan, you’ll forever be in our hearts. You will be missed here. No more pain and suffering. Until we meet again. Love you, your nephew. Robert.

Aunt Joan, I will miss seeing your smiling face and warm spirit at all the family gatherings. I will miss how you used to yell my Name out Hylton. Sleep on my beautiful Auntie. Your great nephew Hylton

Gratitude’s of Love

We wish to thank all the care givers for your support and hospitality in the care of our loved one.

Ease your grief, she is not gone,
For in your heart, she lingers on.
Her smile, her laugh, her special way,
Will comfort you from day to day.

You’ll feel her presence in the breeze,
That dance gently through the trees,
And it’s her face that you will see,
When you’re in need of company.

At any time, you can recall,
The love you shared…. You saved it all,
And in time, more than anything,
You’ll find peace in remembering.

A Repass will follow directly after the service at Kowawese Unique Area
90 Plum Point Lane
New Windsor, NY 12553
Across from the Former Pier 9, on 9W
Please follow the balloons



18 Jun


11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Mt. Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ 1524 Route 300 Newburgh, NY 12550 Get Directions »
18 Jun

Funeral Service

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Mt. Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ 1524 Route 300 Newburgh, NY 12550 Get Directions »
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  • 06/25/2024

    To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman's of God. I loved her spirit, her class, her swag, and her love for God. Rest well my sister. I know you entered the Gates's with praise... ALL the way UP 👑❤️🙏🏽💗

  • 06/18/2024

    To the families of Mrs. LITTLE,I am so sorry for your lost.I live next door to her brother Mr.Floyed.Peterson.And her sister Mrs.E.Fisher marry my cousin Joe.As I was reading her obituary Newburgh has lost a jewel from their community. May God bless the family.Our prayers are with you all in this time of need. Hazel Peterson Walton.

  • 06/17/2024

    So sorry for your loss. Even though we lived so far apart. It was a joy see her when she came down to visit. Please know that my my heart is sadden. Much prayer for Peace and Comfort for all. Maryann from Salemburg, NC

  • 06/17/2024

    I am honored and blessed to have known my friend, who I called Aunt Joan. She was a great blessing in my life, and I will miss her very much. Family, I pray that God grants you strength and much love. Rest In Peace Aunt Joan. Barbour Family

  • 06/16/2024

    Our Condolences to Cousin Emma, Robert, and the entire Family. We were Saddened to hear about our Cousin Joan🙏🏾 Just know we are Praying for you all and will Miss her Beautiful Smile. May she rest in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ. Love Cousin Rita and your New Jersey Family ❤✝️🙏🏾

  • 06/16/2024

    What a blessing to have known you, a shining star of kindness and compassion. Your beauty, both inside and out, has left a lasting impression on my heart. Though you may be gone in body, your spirit will forever be remembered!! Rest in peace, Ms. Joan....Love Lucy (Lewis) McCarthy

  • 06/16/2024

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Mrs. Joan. It was a pleasure meeting you. Your spirit was so warm and infectious. Your sense of style was amazing. Rest in heavenly peace

  • 06/15/2024



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    Mary Dudley sent Pink Tribute Spray for Joan Marie Little - 06/14/2024

    To the Little Family, our deepest condolences go out to you during these time. From Pastor Floyd U. H. Fuller and your True Light Missionary Baptist Church of Flint Family

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