Dorothy Little

Dorothy Hazel Little

1925 - 2024

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Dorothy Hazel (nee Brown) Little


Dorothy Little (98) went home to be with her Lord on March 3, 2024. She passed peacefully and painlessly in her sleep. She was on hospice having battled cancer for a week after having it discovered in the advanced stage.


Dorothy was born November 9, 1925, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to John Herbert (Herb) and Ada Hazel (Clifton) Brown. She was the youngest of three girls, the older are Lillian Annie Farquharson and Mary Myrtle Perry.


She graduated from Westdale Collegiate High School in Hamilton and went on to three years of Nursing School at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, receiving her diploma as a Registered Nurse.


She met John Little and they dated for a few years. When Johnny was working at a stone quarry, a steam shovel malfunctioned dropping several tons of rock on his lower legs crushing them. The bones had to be put together like a jigsaw puzzle. Consequently, he was in the hospital with both legs straight out in casts for ten months. Dorothy visited him every day, sometimes leaving him surprise gifts and cards. Trying to be cryptic, she signed her card with just a literal dot (short for Dorothy), but Johnny knew.


They married on September 15, 1951, in Hamilton. In June of 1953, they moved to Tulsa, OK, so Johnny could be with is younger brother, Nelsie (a.k.a. “Freckles), who played hockey for the Tulsa Ice Oilers.


Johnny and Dorothy had two children, Judy and Randy.


Every summer, there was only one option for vacation: Hamilton, Ontario, to see her parents and relatives. It was a very long drive with two bored children in the car, but they did it anyway. If it weren't for Dorothy, they may never have stopped unless they absolutely needed gas.


In her spare time, she liked to read her bible, good Christian books, sew, knit, crochet, and do crewel embroidery.


Dorothy went to work at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa and eventually worked in the newborn nursery for thirty-five years. There she met a life-long friend, Jane Severns, also an RN, and they were in Sunday School together at then First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. After both lost their husbands, they would go on church bus trips together and became even deeper friends.


Dorothy and Johnny received Christ in the living room of their home in 1974 after the Evangelism Explosion team visited them after they attended worship. Being born again, she left the Jehovah's Witnesses and never looked back. Her faith steadily grew and Johnny and Dorothy were faithful members of the Beacon Sunday school class at FUMC.


After both retired, they would go on trips together, one of which was to England to visit Judy. Another trip was to Pasadena, California, to attend Randy's seminary graduation.


She helped deliver Meals on Wheels or serve in the kitchen from 1992 to 2004.


She started outliving all her friends and eventually spinal stenosis started taking its toll on her ability to walk and attend church so she worshiped by watching various ministers on TV. She stayed home in her final years and Judy lived with her and took care of her.


She was faithful to write her sister, Mary, in Canada on a regular basis and also Randy and Colleen (Randy's wife) every week. She always closed her letters to Randy and Colleen with, “Love, Mom. Trust Jesus!”


Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, older sister Lillian, and husband John.


She is survived by her sister Mary Perry of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; daughter Judy Rose of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son Randy Little and wife Colleen, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and Canada; and friends.


Services are under the direction of Ninde's Funeral Home at 39th & south Peoria Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Viewing and visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2024, from noon to 5:00pm, with family receiving friends from 3:00-5:00pm. Service times and dates can be found at

Dorothy will be interred on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 10:00am at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK (East 71st St. & S. 129th E. Ave), in the Garden of the Last Supper. (West side of the cemetery, somewhat southwest, at the west fence, at the Last Supper fresco. The easiest way to find it is to enter from the south from 71st St., and stay left inside the cemetery grounds. You'll see the glass enclosed fresco against the western fence, and the “Ninde” sign at the end of the sidewalk. It'll be set up for the service, you can't miss it. If you come in from 129th E. Ave., wind around and keep going southwest. You should see it. Coming in that direction is a very difficult way to find the Garden of the Last Supper.)

Her memorial service is Monday, March 11, 2024, at 1:00pm, at First Methodist Church, 1115 S. Boulder, Tulsa, OK 74119 (Downtown Tulsa). For those unable to attend, it will be live-streamed. Just go to (Go to, and wait for the live stream to begin. You may have to refresh your browser to get it to work.). There will be a punch and cookie reception line in Parker Hall immediately following the service. Judy and Randy and Colleen would like to thank each of you personally.

Dorothy requested that in lieu of something transitory like flowers, in keeping with her giving nature, that memorial donations be made in her name to the following ministries in order of her preference: The Beacon Class Scholarship Fund c/o First Methodist Church, Tulsa OK, 1115 S. Boulder, Tulsa, OK 74119; your local Salvation Army; or your local Meals on Wheels. (Seriously, Judy and Randy appreciate the sentiment with flowers, but don't know what to do with a truckload of flowers and plants left over. Dorothy would like these ministries supported instead.)


Ninde Brookside | 918-742-5556 |



12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024
Ninde Brookside Funeral Home
3841 S. Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Family to receive friends from 3-5pm.


10:00 am
Monday, March 11, 2024
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
Arrow, Oklahoma, United States

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 2024
First Methodist Church
1115 S. Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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