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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson
Sunday February 21st, 2021
12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Nancy Kathleen Littleton

On July 8, 1929, a powerful force named Nancy Kathleen Huskey was born to Ernest and Ruby Huskey in Shelby, North Carolina. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the age of 91. Mrs. Littleton will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book from 12:00PM-5:00PM, Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.  Graveside Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery in Gaffney, SC. She married the love of her life, Jack Ray Littleton, Sr. in 1946. They enjoyed a blissful 8 years together, rearing their 5 children, until a tragic accident took the life of her beloved husband. Widowed at the young age of 24 with 5 small children, out of the ashes of tragedy, the Littleton family matriarch rose to the challenge to meet the needs of her family.  In 1964, Kathleen moved to Benson, NC.  Kat quickly gained the title of Benson’s Mother Goose as she provided childcare to innumerable children in the community that extended through multiple generations. She took delight in being Mama Kitty to so many. On any given day at lunch-time you’d find 10 plus kids, an encyclopedia salesman, and the Avon lady sitting around her table, eating one of her cutting-edge casseroles. She loved to cook, and even more, she loved sharing her table with others. She was an All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital kind of lady, so after lunch, she made sure the kids got a lengthy nap every day. Retired, she would reminisce about ¨her¨ many kids and enjoyed getting updates on their lives, as they grew older. A lover of black coffee, a spotless home, sister Ann’s lemon pie,and a tightly made bed that you dare not sit on, are just a few of the many traits that made Kathleen “Kat”. She lived an amazing, full life that included both difficult and fantastic events that she met with blind optimism each and every day. Even in her final days her optimism and goodness never faded. Kathleen was the 3rd of eight children. 2 Brothers and 6 sisters. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Littleton. Surviving siblings are Ann Barbour of Benson, Libby Spell of Louisiana, and Bobby Huskey of South Carolina. Her children are Jack Littleton, Jr. and wife Cherry, John Littleton and wife Candy, Mike Littleton and wife Debbie, Jan Humphries and husband Charles. She was incredibly blessed with 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren who were the light of her life. The family wishes to thank the staff of Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehab Center in Dunn for their love and care shown to Mrs. Littleton. In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services.  Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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Guestbook

Ms. Kitty was a beautiful lady I always admired. I was sad to hear of her passing. All my love to the Littleton family. She will not be forgotten.Debbie Humbarger Payne and Family

Debbie Payne Feb 27 2021 12:00 AM

More people on this earth should have the heart like Granny had. She was a special lady to many people in this community. She will truly be missed but the love that she showed everyone she met will last decades in this community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ronald and Susan Wallace

Susan W Wallace Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Jack, Cherry, Jack, Jill, Stephen, Kelly & all others, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Kat was a special and strong woman who, as you know better than I, impacted many in a positive way. She was always kind to me, especially back in the day when Gary and I were playing tennis in just about every free moment. I am also sorry to learn of his recent passing, and may both of them rest in peace. 'Bill & Liz Auman

Bill Auman Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

Mama and I are sorry to hear of Mrs. Littleton's passing. We pray that God will grant His peace and comfort to all her family and others close to her. We are glad to have gotten acquainted with "Granny Kitty" when Kelly joined our family, and we hope that memories of good times will bring joy to all hearts in the days ahead.

Greg Honeycutt, Blanche Honeycutt Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

Jack, Cherry and the entire family We are so sorry for your loss! A wonderful lady that will be greatly missed! Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel! May Christ be with you during this difficult time.

Janet Hardee & Myra Barefoot Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Littleton

Rhonda Gainey Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

She was my moms neighbor for yrs on market st. Sweet lady and loved kids. Heaven has gained another angel. Fly high Miss Kitty.

Rhonda Gainey Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Granny your personality is infectious. I only pray that I and my family can get your optimism and find, not look for, the good in anyone or anything. Over my life I shared many things with you I didn't with anyone else because I knew you would make me feel better. I cherish ever moment with you and I love you so much and will miss you in this world. Kiss, kiss mama. I will see you again.

Jack,Stephanie, Mia,and Stella Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers from Curtis and Beth Lee.

Curtis Lee Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Mama Kitty was very special lady. RIP your work on earth is done. Will always love you.

Barbara Williams Tanner Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

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