Janet Little 77, of Gilbert, Arizona passed away August 14, 2019.
She was born April 13, 1942 in Scott City Kansas to James and Fern Finley. As a young girl, she grew accustomed to moving frequently following her father’s work which included living in Germany for 2 years while she was in Junior High. She would say it was the consistent practice of meeting new people that taught her how to embrace friends so easily.
Janet attended Fort Hays State University, in Kansas where she completed her Bachelor’s in Education. It was there that she met the love of her life, Ron Little. Ron and Jan were married on 9/2/62 and while living in Kansas, they had 2 sons, Bradley Harold and Burton James. Their family moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1977 and eventually grew to a family of 6 with the births of Renee’ Ruth and Ryan Christopher.
Jan was a teacher for many years and ran a home daycare for a time, but being a wife and a mother were the passions of her life. She was the anchor in the storm, the peaceful embrace, a second mom to so many. If you met her, then you were enveloped in her love and adopted by her heart.
What is important to say about this beautiful woman is that she imparted love and grace to every person who was ever blessed to meet her. She was and still is a light, a true representation of the love of Christ, a precious gift that we were blessed to have in our lives. She was Love. She IS Love.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11AM at Hillsong Church Mesa Campus, 655 University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203.