The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Sallie was born on April 2, 1927 to the late Willie Williams Sr. and the late Idella Huff Williams in Ideal, Georgia. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy Martin, and siblings Hattie Bell Williams Hankerson, twins Lessie, Jessie Williams, Little Willie Henry Williams, Eloise Williams West, Elizabeth “Liz” Hicks, Homer Lee Williams, Willie H. Williams, Josie Williams Meadows, and Betty Williams Duncan.
Sallie, who was known by many as “Anna,” was educated through Shadydale School in Ideal, Georgia and the historic Lumpkin Academy. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian Believers at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Ideal, Georgia where she attended faithfully until she moved to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. While there she attended the Greater Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. While living in New York she was employed with the Jewish Council where she worked as a Home Attendant to the Elderly. Upon returning home to her native land of Ideal, Georgia she was employed with the Macon County Board of Education as a Cook at the Macon County Primary School and as a Bus Driver.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Jamie Lee Little and to this union they were blessed with three children; two daughters, Sherley Ann Thomas and Sallie Mae Barnes, also preceded her death.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving son, Jerome Little (Monica), Byron, Georgia; grandchildren Octavia McBean, Texas, Joshua Little, Atlanta, Georgia, Shameeka Martin-Brown, Sean Martin, both of Newport News, Virginia, Nicole Logan Brooklyn, New York, Trishawna Fleming, Maryland, Shatonda Barnes, Olivia Barnes, Jerome Barnes, and Shamel Barnes; three sisters, Beulah Griffin, Ideal, Georgia, Odessie Taylor, Atlanta, Georgia, and Ola Turner, Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.