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Catherine Littlejohn

December 24, 1942 – May 14, 2019

 

Catherine Ellen Wofford  Littlejohn, 76, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully Tuesday, the 14th of May 2019 at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.

She was born the 24th of December 1942 in Spartanburg, SC, daughter of the late Benjamin Foster Wofford and Catherine Mildred Pressley Wofford.  Having lived in Spartanburg and Greenville, SC, she came to Charlotte as a young lady and was a member of the first graduating class of Garinger High School in 1961.  Catherine was associated with Southern Photo Print and Supply Co. for twenty years and was an incredible designer of interiors.  She was an accomplished seamstress and personally made her children’s clothing and even taught her daughter-in-law to sew.

She was a longtime member of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church in Charlotte, where she served as Sunday school teacher, Usher, Youth Director and was a member of the Friendship Sunday school class.

While her three children were growing up the door to her home was always open and welcomed to their friends.  Although she and her husband had the three – they raised many more over the years.  She passed this same trait of “Foundation of Love and Family”, to her own children.  More than anything, her family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her ultimate success in life.

After the children were out of the home, she and her husband loved to travel throughout the US, but probably drove every road in North and South Carolina enjoying going thru Antique and Thrift Stores looking for her next little treasure.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Stanley Littlejohn, Sr.; her three children: Christina Littlejohn Helms and Michael; Sherry Denise Littlejohn and Jerry and Dave Littlejohn and Kim; her seven grandchildren: Trey Starnes and Kaitlin, Meghan Moore and Heyward, Brad Littlejohn and Julianne, Michelle Smith and Shane, Brandon Littlejohn, Benjamin Helms and Holly and Addison DeJesus – Lessing and Mat; two great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Littlejohn and Ellie Smith and two additional on the way; one brother, Benjamin Gary Wofford and Linda; two sisters: Joy Wofford Coble and Van and Rita Petosky and Ted and many nieces and nephews.  Last but not least her precious, “Pretty Boy”, her faithful cocker spaniel.

The Littlejohn family will greet friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, the 15th of May 2019 at Ellington Funeral Services.  A private graveside will be held on Friday with The Reverend Frank Jolly, officiating.  Bearing the casket of Mrs. Littlejohn will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in remembrance of Catherine Littlejohn to Novant Health Hospice, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC  28233 or to Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, 501 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC  28204.

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Tommy & Pam Starnes

1 month ago

We are grieving with this family and send all of our love and support.

Tammy Starnes Green

1 month ago

Sending love and prayers to the whole family. May God be with you all during the journey ahead.

Jeff and Page Whitten

1 month ago

Dave, Kim and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna & Tim Stewart

1 month ago

Stanley, Tim and I want you to know that you have been in our prayers daily for some time now and will continue to be as you make your transition into your new life without Kay. She was such a precious woman and we know that adjusting to this new life will not be easy for you but with prayers from your friends and support from your sweet children you will be fine. Please take comfort in knowing that you will see her again and what a joyful time that will be! If we can do anything for you please let us know.

MaryEllen Byers

1 month ago

Tina and Michael and family, So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. We never got to meet Ben’s grandma, but we heard wonderful things about her. We have sent a memorial to her church in her name. At the rehearsal dinner I remember you talking to our Pastor about your family church. Deepest Sympathy, Greg Mary and Dana Byers

Jann Kilgo

1 month ago

I remember how Ms. Little john used to go out of her way to make my young daughters feel welcome each time we attended church. She would praise them for their cuteness, their clothes, their manners, etc. She made my daughters feel special. I know Ms. Little john will be deeply missed and many little girls will not have the wonderful experience of her kindness.

Friends @ GMR

1 month ago

Dave – we will be praying for your family, and you will continue to be in our thoughts as you navigate this season of loss.

Patricia Goble wallace

1 month ago

Kay did help raise a lot of other children besides her own. I was one of them. Loved coming over there and hearing her saying “how you doing hon”. I remember her laugh. When you heard her laugh it made you laugh. When we became teenagers she was always “advising” on what me, Tina and Sherry were getting into. Especially with the green DODGGGE. Lots of sweet memories. She was a wonderful lady. Tina, Sherry and Dave, my heart breaks for you but ya’ll were so lucky to have a Moma like her and Stanley, that says a lot of what kind of wife she was to have been married that long. I want you to know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers

The Rivers Family

4 weeks ago

Our sincere condolences to the family. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, words alone cannot ease the pain of our loss. The Bible helps us to deal with our grief (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). We can also find hope from Jesus words at John 5:28, 29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” I hope these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead. To learn more about this promise please visit our website: jw.org and view the comforting video; What is the Condition of the Dead?

A. Mixon

3 weeks ago

I am so sorry to learn that Catherine has passed away, she will be dearly missed. I hope a passage at John 5:28, 29 brings comfort to all who are mourning her passing. May we each look forward to seeing our loved ones again on a beautiful Paradise earth.

Mauren King

1 week ago

Dear Littlejohn Family. I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in the words recorded in John 5:28,29 where Jehovah God through his son Jesus Christ promises to bring back our dead loved ones! Then people everywhere will be able to live as Jehovah God purposed for them to live ——- forever in perfect health. Hope this brought you comfort, for more please visit JW.org.

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