The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 2, 2019, New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Road, Macon, Georgia. A public viewing will take place one hour prior to the service.
Officer Jerome Little was born September 28, 1963 in Bronx, New York to the parentage of the late Jamie Lee Little and the late Sallie Ann Williams Little. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Little McBeam Thomas, Sallie Mae Little Martin Barnes; a nephew, Timothy Martin; maternal grandparents, Willie Williams and Idella Huff Williams; aunts and uncles, Hattie Bell Williams Hankerson, Elizabeth Williams Hicks, Elouise Williams West, Willie Williams, Jr., Homer Williams, Lessie and Jessie Williams, Willie Henry Williams, Jossie Mae Williams Meadows, Betty Odell Williams Duncan, Delia (Webb), Darlene Hicks (Junior), and Odessa Williams Taylor; and uncles, Edward Little, Herman Little, Keary Mathews.
Growing up in the city of New York, Jerome graduated from Seward Park High School in 1981. He later went on to Columbia University of New York. While living in New York he obtained a job with New York Police Department and Belview Hospital. After his parents moved back to Georgia, he also made up his mind to move to Georgia. He obtained work as a Correctional Officer with Macon State Prison of Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was later employed as a police officer with Ft. Valley State Campus Police Department and also worked as a security officer with Wesleyan College Campus Police of Macon, Georgia. As a young man after moving to Georgia he joined the Shady Grove Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Ministry Board and taught Sunday School. After moving to Byron, Georgia, he joined the New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church along with his wife, Monica, to whom he was joined in holy matrimony in 2014.
He leaves to cherish his memories to his devoted wife, Monica Little, Byron, Georgia; son, Joshua Little, Atlanta, Georgia; stepdaughter, Letriece Peaco, Atlanta, Georgia, his beloved pet puppy, Oreo Sherlock Little, Byron, Georgia; a niece, Octavia McBean, Texas; great nieces/nephews, Shameeka Martin-Brown, Sean Martin both of Newport News, Virginia, Nicole Logan, Brooklyn, New York, Trishawna Fleming, Maryland, Shatonda Barnes, Montezuma, Georgia, Olivia Barnes, Jerome Barnes, Shamel Barnes, Amber Brown, Clinton, North Carolina, Anthony Brown, Jr., Columbus, Georgia; aunts/uncle, Beulah Williams Griffin, Ideal, Georgia, Ola Williams Turner, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mozell Mathews, Rollen Webb, both of New Jersey; father and mother–in-law, Edward Cromartie Sr., and Emma Cromartie of Thomasville, Georgia; brothers/sisters-in- law, Anthony Brown (Barbara), Macon, Georgia, Edward Cromatie Jr., Thomasville, Georgia; stepsister and brother-in-law, Sandi Brown and Rodney Brown of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of cousins and friends.