“It was like a revolving door,” she said. “It was treated like a hotel.”
Calli Fugate, Weisenberger’s best friend, said Little insisted on being called Mamaw after they met.
“Mamaw was ‘Everyone’s Mamaw,’” Fugate said. “She was always there, right when you needed her.”
Fugate said Little never let anyone leave her house without looking their best. On one of her final days, Little told her family that someone needed to iron her outfit.
“I’m not going out without looking presentable,” Little said.
Weisenberger said her grandmother taught her to always take pride in her appearance.
“There is no shame in being poor,” her grandmother told her. “There is shame in being dirty.”
Little is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ronald Little and four children: Sheila Johnson, Ronald (Anita) Little Jr., Amy Weisenberger, and Rachel Little; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Webster Funeral Home, 3080 Homeward Way at Ohio 4, Fairfield followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Valerie McCann officiating. Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Fugate said the family is feeling the “weight of the financial burden” of the funeral expenses on top of the “crushing heaviness of losing their matriarch.”
A GoFundMe account has been established to pay for the funeral.