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Ella Mae Parrish Littles

February 8, 1944 — April 17, 2024

Statesboro, GA

Matthew H. Lovett & Son’s Funeral Home announces the passing of Ms. Ella P. Littles, age 80, of Statesboro. Ms. Littles passed away Wednesday morning, April 17, 2024, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA after an extended illness.

Ella Mae Parrish Littles was born February 8, 1944, to the late Samuel Parrish and Henrietta James Parrish in Bulloch County, Georgia. She was the 8th of 12 children born to this union. At an early age, she joined Harmony Baptist Church where she served faithfully in many capacities, most recently as the church clerk, until her death. She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Vernon “Diggy Doo” Littles, Sr. To this union, four children were born, Mary, Marie, Vernon, and Brian. They were married for 46 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a daughter, Marie Littles. She gained her wings on April 17, 2024, after an extended illness.

Ella Mae, as she was affectionately called, was well known in her local community and “mothered” many young people who received her in their hearts. She attended school in Bulloch County and was employed for many years in the healthcare profession at Bulloch Memorial Hospital and with the late Dr. Thurman Clemons, MD. She was also employed for many years with the Bulloch County Schools Department of Transportation. She delighted many with her cooking skills at the Snooky’s Restaurant. Her most recent job was in transportation with Greenway Shuttle.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Littles, Sr., her parents Samuel Parrish and Henrietta James Parrish, a daughter, Marie Littles, Brothers, Elleroe Parrish, Raymond Rawls, Joe Parrish and Floyd Parrish, Sisters, Myrtice Campbell, Retta Mae Holloway, and Mattie Roberts.

She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Mary Coleman (Shedrick), Savannah, GA, Vernon Littles (Sheryl), Statesboro, GA, Brian Kevin Littles, Statesboro, GA, one adopted son Isarael Lee, Jacksonville, FL, nine grandchildren, Donyelle Moore, Vernard Littles and Garrison Littles of Atlanta, GA, Jasmine Moore, Colorado Springs, CO, Brittany Littles, Kevin Littles Jr., Deangelo Lockhart, Justin Jordan, and Brian Littles all of Statesboro, GA, Three great grandchildren, Kevin Littles III, Micah Jordan and Kaitlyn Jordan, all of Statesboro, GA; Three sisters, Ola Raymond (Lavaughn), Pooler, GA, Gloria Norton, Bloomingdale, GA, Audrey Keirnan (Gerald), Savannah, GA; Two brothers, Freddie (Gina) Parrish, Brooklet, GA, Albert Parrish (Lena), Statesboro, GA; Three sisters-in-law, Betty Nunnally, Atlanta, GA, Sadie Davis, Jacksonville, FL, Josephine Youmans, Statesboro, GA,  A host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Public viewing for Mrs. Ella Littles will be held Friday, April 26, 2024, at Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The family will receive guests for the family visitation from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Ella Littles will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Connections Church, 1342 Cawana Road, Statesboro, GA with Rev. Tony Harden, officiating, The Pastor of Connections Church is Pastor Brandon Williams. Burial will follow at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Sons, Grandsons and Nephews

Floral attendants will be Nieces

Family and friends may sign the online register book, express online condolences, send flowers or other memorial gifts via our website.
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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Friday, April 26, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home, LLC

16303 US-80, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Family Visitation

Friday, April 26, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home, LLC

16303 US-80, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Connection Church Statesboro

1342 Cawana Rd, Statesboro, GA 30461

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Burial

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Bulloch Memorial Gardens

22002 US-80E, Statesboro, GA 30458

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