Naomi Dixie “Mema” Little

Funeral services for Naomi Dixie Little, 88, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Lawrence Heights Christian Church. A visitation will begin at 10 to service time. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family requests all in attendance please use personal protection to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. If unable to attend the service will be broadcast on Facebook Live. https://www.facebook.com/RumseyYostFuneralHomeandCrematory

Naomi Dixie “Mema” Little passed away peacefully on June 14th, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, surrounded by the love of her five daughters.

She was born to Robert H. Collins and Cordelia Beatrice Smith on February 13th, 1932. The third eldest of five children, Naomi was born and raised in Mt. Olive, Missouri, where she lived happily among her parents and sisters until relocating to the nearby town of Warrensburg in her teenage years. Naomi spent much of her life as a Warrensburg resident, creating her family there while living and working in the community. She provided for her family with 18 and a half years of service as an employee of Central Missouri State University, and an additional 17 years employed at Rivals Manufacturing. In 1998, after many wonderful years in Missouri, Naomi chose to retire and relocate to Kansas to be closer to family. Naomi spent the last 22 years of life living happily among family and friends as a resident of Lawrence, Kansas

Naomi is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Beatrice Collins, her sister Mildred Goodwin, and sister Dorothy Johnson.

She is survived by her two sisters (Irene Goodwin, Marie Rucker) her five daughters (Lois Avery (Felton), Aurelia Thomas-Ray (Robert), Norma Jean Lyles (Charles), Connie Adams (Gary) and Shelia Hogue (Charles)). Naomi also leaves behind seven grandchildren (Stacy Adams, Ryan Adams, Kourtnie Avery-Chung, Torren Thomas, Cedrick Lyles, Garrett Lyles, Cameron Hogue,) two great-grandchildren (Jordan Adams, Mei Avery-Chung) honorary daughter (Deanna Tetuan) honorary grandchildren (Blake Tetuan, Brooklin Tetuan) and a host of beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Naomi was a woman of strong convictions who lived and walked by faith. She was defined by her unwavering devotion to her family and the Lord Jesus Christ. In all trials and tribulations faced, in times of sadness or joy, Naomi always put God first and lived her life in the spirit of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
The family suggests memorial contributions made to Lawrence Heights Christian Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street. Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences made at rumsey-yost.com

Messages & Condolences

From Linda L Person...

Our condolences to the entire family. Miss Naomi would greet you with that beautiful smile and kindness,always. Praying strength, comfort and peace over all of you.
Linda, Chester, Wayne, Diane and Pat (Harrison’s)

From Michelle Brooks...

I feel like I know you Reha’s mother ‘ Naomi’. It was so wonderful to hear the amazing stories that Reha told me when Naomi was younger. So happy Naomi is with the Lord without pain and skipping in the meadows of flowers with her sisters arm and arm! You will be missed!

From Karen Levine and the Collins/ Levine Family...

We send our condolences to our entire family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Cousin Naomi. We love you all and are praying for you.

Karen Sue Collins- Levine and the Collins/Levine family

From MeShell Nelson...

Aunt Naomi will truly be missed, and thank you for all the wonderful memories. Rest in peace. Praying for our family and friends. Love MeShell, Darlwin and Morgan

From Carolyn Dunn...

My loving sister n law I know you’re resting safe in Jesus arms. You will truly be missed.
Carolyn (Kay)

From Ericka Carson...

Aunt Naomi I will always remember the fun times coming over to your house as a little girl with NaNa … You will truly be missed but alway remembered in my heart ❤️

From Jackie Collins McKinney...

What memories always a house full of food, fun, and love. I will never forget my Aunt Naomi

From Victoria Perry...

My deepest gratitude for have known such a kind and proud mother as Miss Naomi. You were truly a role model. May god keep your family covered. Rest well beautiful lady.

From Helen Harris-Brown...

So sorry for your loss.Momma Naomi leaves me so many wonderful memories of us working together at UCM.Rest well dear one.

From Carmecia CarsonGlover...

My prayers and condolences to my family. Thank you Aunt Naomi for all the great memories. Rest Well Sweet Angel.

From Leslie D. Perry...

Prayers for the entire family of Naomi Little. I know how much you loved your Mother. Look to the Lord for comfort. He will provide.

From Emma Ledford...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this time.
With love and affection,
JC & Emma Ledford

From Sandy Brown Hubbard...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Aurelia.

From Grace Shockley...

With Deepest Sympathy, to the family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers and blessings. May God watch over you!

From Charles C. Yockey, M.D....

Mrs. Little was one of my most favorite patients. So gentle, gracious, and appreciative of all the care received. I know how much her children loved her. Thank you for the privilege of being one of her physicians.

From Debbie Shafer...

She will be greatly missed she used to be one of my customers when I worked at Walgreens what a sweet lovely lady

From margie & rod hinkle...

“Thou (God) will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.” Margie & Rod Hinkle

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