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Thomas & Brandy Lloyd

One of the most beautiful and fondest memories of Jody a.k.a. Popy. Was the day of Dustin and Megan‘s wedding. It was the way Jody looked at his wife Linda little while they was on the dance floor. The DJ called for the couple that had been married the longest to come share a dance with each other. So there they were Arm in arm his eyes locked on her. You could really tell the love between the both of them still burned bright. The way he looked at his wife … now that’s something I’ll never forget. Love like b that is A blessing from od

Elaine Wilcox

Linda and family, with deepest sympathy.



Joseph C. "Jody" Little


Joseph Carlyle Little, age 75, passed away and went to be with Jesus on November 4, 2022 at the Community Hospice Center in Fernandina Beach.

He was known to his family and friends as Jody. He was raised in Fernandina Beach by his parents, Robert and Bertha Little along with his brothers; Greg, Timmy, and Jay, and his sister, Jetta.
He graduated high school in 1966 from Fernandina Beach High School and shortly after married his high school sweetheart, Linda Groover, on September 3, 1966. Together they
created a life that they loved and recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. After graduating high school, Jody joined the Air Force and served our country from 1966-1970. He then took a job working for his father's construction company, happily working alongside his dad, until eventually taking a job at Rayonier and staying there until he retired approximately 13 years ago.

Jody and Linda raised their family together in Nassauville. They were active members and loved and attended Springhill Baptist Church. They spent their spare time with each other, family, and friends. Jody was a
great man. He spent his life taking care of and providing for his family. In addition to being a loving husband to Linda, he was also a wonderful father to his three daughters. He especially loved being a Poppy to his ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. This role was one of his greatest joys in life. Throughout his life Jody enjoyed being a hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the annual hunting trips he took and especially enjoyed spending summers with his family around him camping in Key West and Steinhatchee while enjoying boating, fishing, and snorkeling together. He loved well and was well loved!

Jody was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Little, his mother, Bertha Little, and his brother, Greg Little.

He leaves behind his wife, Linda Little, and his daughters; Leah Spaulding (Terrell), Beverly O'Conner (Mitch) and Stephanie Lyle (David), along with his ten grandchildren; Matthew Bellar (Colleen), Kristen Bedell (Ryan), Megan Lloyd (Dustin), Tori O'Conner, Kyla O'Conner, Brooke Dunlap (Pat), Brendan Lyle, Landon Lyle, Shannon Spaulding, Brandon Spaulding and ten great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brothers, Timmy Little (Lanette) and Jay Little (Betty), and his sister, Jetta Ward (Bruce).

Visitation will be held at Oxley-Heard on Wednesday, November 9th 5:00pm-7:00pm

Funeral service will be at Springhill Baptist Church on Thursday, November 10th at 11:00am. He will be laid to rest at Wilder Cemetery.

Lunch will be served afterwards at Springhill Baptist Church


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