Jesse Thomas Little, III
Jesse Thomas Little III, “Tommy, Tom, The Rock, Jess, or Jesse the Body,” 51, native of Portsmouth, Virginia, transitioned on Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was born on September 26, 1968 in Portsmouth, Virginia to his parents Jesse Thomas Little Jr. and Maria Anne Elizabeth Little. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Jesse Thomas Little Sr. and Helen Zerkle, maternal grandparents Roy and Dorothy “Dot” Owens, and mother, Maria Anne Elizabeth Little. Jesse Thomas is survived by his wife Shavonda Little; father Jesse Thomas Little Jr.; uncle David Owens; auntie Noel Breakfield; uncle Charlie Little; a host of cousins; father and mother-in-law George Jr. and Denise Riddick; brother-in-laws; George III, Travis, Dominique, and Quamaine Riddick; through marriage a host of nephews and nieces, and family and friends.
Jesse Thomas was a 1986 graduate from Suffolk High School, Suffolk, VA. On the same day, he received his certificate for completing a course in Auto Mechanics from P. D. Pruden Vocational Technical Center. His employments included: Portsmouth Auto Clinic working with his dad, Churchland Hardware, Charlie Faulk as a salesman and service manager, Profits (Department Store), and Walmart. He worked at Walmart for 23 years. He had plenty of job titles: Crew Leader, filled in as a Store Manager, Supervisor Truck Unloader, Support Manager numerous times, Trainer, Fresh Cap 2 Team Associate, and etc. Whenever help was needed, Jesse stepped in with leadership, faith, and confidence as a hard worker. He quoted: “Like what you do, make an effort, and keep a positive attitude.”
On May 12, 1993 he was accepted to the Fire Department as a fire men. On November 28, 1994, he was accepted to the Portsmouth Police Department as a Police Officer, he scored a 98. He had several online businesses: HITT Challenge, Great Deals, and etc. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist. He loved to spend time with his family, walk around City Park, cycling, play video games, play football and basketball, body build, work on high performance vehicles, and etc. He supported SPCA (he loved animals), donated to United Way, Union Mission, Children of King Daughters, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and etc.
He had a beautiful personality, priceless smile, and a great sense of humor. He was very respectful, loving, caring, supportive, and entertaining. On his spare time, he reclined and watched his favorite team (NFL Cowboys), American Pickers, Heavy Metal, Christian Hard Rock, Rock-n-Roll Concerts, and etc., Street Outlaws with JJ the Boss, Forge In Fire, Expedition Unknown, WWE, Formula One, Scooby-Doo, James Bond 007 Collections, Kolchak, Shaw Brothers Collections, Love Joy Collections, Project Bluebook, Six Million Dollar Man, Rocky, Rambo, and etc. He enjoyed reading books, verses (one of his favorites is, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13), magazines, and listen to music.
The family wishes to thank the many expressions of love, concern, support, and kindness shown to them during this bereavement.
An open visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory.
A graveside service will take place on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2 p.m., at Meadowbrook Memorial and Cremation Gardens.Due to coronavirus pandemic, please wear face coverings, practice social distance, and no physical contact. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.
R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
Meadowbrook Memorial and Cremation Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Rd.
Suffolk , VA 23435