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4/9/2022 9:45:00 AM
Shelby Jean Burris Little
June 4, 1938 - April 6, 2022

CLAREMONT, N.C. - Shelby Jean Burris Little, 83, of Claremont passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory.

She was born June 4, 1938 in Catawba County to the late Vernon Burris and Avis Cline Little. Shelby was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont and retired from the furniture industry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Lee Little; son, Johnny Little; and daughter, Cynthia Pope.

Those left to cherish her memory is her sister Wanda Lou Hedrick of Claremont; son-in-law Bobby W. Pope of Claremont; grandchildren Marshall Sain Jr., Michael Pope, Doris Sain Silverman and husband Michael Silverman, Amy Rhoton, Audra Rhoton, Christopher Roton, and Jon Luke Rhoton; great-grandchildren Dylan Sain, Zachary Sain, Katlyn Sain Beasy, Layne Sain, Talon Sain, Ciersten Sain, Bristol Sain, Jacob Silverman, Courtney Ann Long, Jason Smith, Emma Smith, Christopher Roton, and Sahara Roton and great-great-grandchildren Levi Sain, Paisley Jo Sain and Cooper Smith.

A service to celebrate Shelby’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton. Rev. Eric Hollar and Vicar Morgan Lane will officiate. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Rd., Claremont, NC 28610

Condolences may be sent to the Little family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Little family.

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