Macel Azar

February 8, 1932 – December 25, 2019

Macel Gabriel Little Azar, 87, of Charlotte, NC, died Wednesday, the 25th of December 2019.

She was born on the 8th of February 1932 in Catawba Co., NC to the late Eustus C. Gabriel and Mary Ann White Gabriel.  Macel was a 1950 graduate of Sherrills Ford High School, where she was salutatorian. Soon after she married her high school sweetheart, Buddy Little.  She lost Buddy to a tragic accident in 1958, afterward, she moved to Charlotte with her young son, Jeff.  She attended Kings Business College and worked for many years as an underwriter and marketing representative with INA Insurance Co., which later became Cigna Insurance Co. She was most proud of raising her son as a young single mother.

A Service to Remember and Celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 3oth, 2019 in The Historic Morehead Street Chapel of Ellington Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Interment will be private.

Macel is survived by her only son, Jeffrey A. Little and his wife, Jo of Charlotte, NC; two grandsons: Alexander Little and wife, Katie of Gastonia, NC and Brooks Little and wife, Kelly Ann of Denver, NC; her sister, Billie Ann King, and nephew, Ronnie King both of Denver, NC; her niece, Cheryl Ann Mahoney and great-niece, Katie Ann Mahoney both of Cornelius, NC.  Macel is survived by an extended family and many friends who were made over the years.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Macel Little Azar to Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC  28036 or to the Humane Society of Charlotte, NC  2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC  28203.

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Mike Tiddy

5 months ago

Macel was like a second mother to me. I have lots of memories of times spent with her and Jeff over the years. My thoughts are with Jeff, Jo, Alexander and Brooks at this difficult time.

Jerry and Margaret Belken

5 months ago

Brooks and Kelly, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.


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