Melvin ‘Mel’ Noanette Little, 56 transitioned on Tuesday, May 12th, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
Her pleasant personality and infectious laugh were known to many, and she will be dearly missed.
Born on September 21, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Walter Little and Mollie (Slade) Little. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where she attended Bay Ridge High School, eventually leaving the city to attend Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
Mel was employed for many years at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. After leaving BCBS-RI, yearning for more learning she enrolled in Sanford Brown where she excelled and graduated with high honors earning a degree in Medical Coding. For the last few years Mel was employed at International Game Technology (IGT).
If you ever met Mel, you knew three things: she was proud of her son-Marcus, she loved Jesus, and she was kind to everyone. Mel was a long-standing member at The King’s Cathedral in Providence, RI, having received Jesus Christ as her Lord on February 25, 2001. She served with honor in numerous capacities joyfully including the Information Center, Dance Ministry and Women’s Ministry. Mel was a great administrator, full of joy and wit. Anyone blessed enough to know her would also say she was a very genuine and kind-hearted person.
In the community Mel participated in community events and was a past member of the Urban League Guild of Rhode Island, Shaydes of Coloeur Book Club, Jovan’s Bowling League and the Girlfriends Day Committee. She was voted Ms. Girlfriend in 2007 at Girlfriends Day on the Bay.
Mel is survived by her son Marcus Little, her sister Tara and her brother-in-law Dwayne Brewster, her three nieces, Madison, McKenzie, Maya, and a multitude of family and friends that love her dearly. Mel was preceded in death by her parents, Mollie and Walter Little. Let’s take comfort knowing Mel is among the Angels in heaven and at peace.
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