Joanne Eva Little
Joanne Eva (Watier) Little, 72, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. She was a native of Sanford, Maine, and had been a resident of Bena, VA for 42 years.
Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Dean Michael Little, Sr. (Mike), her parents, Oscar F. and Antonette P. Watier, and her sister, Paula Jean Watier Posey.
She is survived by her son, Dean Michael Little, Jr. (Mikey), her sister, Eileen (Edmund) Zavada, her brother, Michael (Clarissa) Watier, and her grandsons, Dean Michael Little III (Little Mikey) and Brantley Kenneth Little. Joanne had three very dear nieces, Dawn Matthews, Heather Kellam, and Antoinette Posey. Joanne’s family shared their life with a special person, Jamie Lee Green who they always called the “stepson” and Claudia Little Rosen, friend, neighbor, and sister-in-law cannot be forgotten.
Joanne was a graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk, VA, class of 1968. After graduation, she went to work at Wythe Tire Company in Hampton, VA. It was there she met the “love of her life” Mike. They were married on March 16, 1974. They both worked together in the family tire business, Tire City in Newport News, VA for many years.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Interment to follow at 3:00 p.m. in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, 3501 Providence Road, Hayes, VA.
With heartfelt thanks to many people for their thoughts, prayers and unwavering help cannot be forgotten.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.