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Robert Hansel Little Jr. – Picayune Item

Robert Hansel Petit Jr.

10 October 2021

Robert Hansel Little Jr.’s visitation will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:30 am at Enterprise United Methodist Church, 100 River Road, Enterprise, MS 39330. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 am with Bro. John Wesley officiating. Interment will follow at the Enterprise cemetery.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert “Bobby” Hansel Little, Jr., 83, of Picayune, MS, on October 10, 2021. Robert was born in Enterprise, MS, on July 8, 1938, to Melba Moore Little and Robert Hansel Little. He attended Enterprise High School, then graduated with a Business Administration degree from the University of Southern Mississippi (60-year-old class). While studying at the University of Southern Mississippi, he played as an offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Golden Eagles and was part of the unbeaten 1958 national championship team with a 9-0 record. He has remained friends with several of his teammates throughout his life.

Robert has had a very successful career with over 30 years with Shell Oil Company, holding various roles in the Construction Operations group. His work included projects primarily located offshore the United States, but also projects in Asia and Africa. Robert loved his job and always spoke fondly of his time with Shell. Her real real passion in life, however, was spending time with her family. His heart was always full when he was with his family. He was so generous and gave of his time and resources to help others. He wouldn’t end a conversation without making sure he knew you had everything you needed. He had a great sense of humor and liked to make people laugh. He had a knack for raising morale and a heartwarming presence around him. The world was just a better place with him and he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah L. Farley, and her husband Todd (Houston, TX); his son, Richard H. Little, and his wife Brandy (Houston, Texas); her stepdaughter Melissa Little (Edmond, OK); and her stepdaughter, Heather Sevin, and her husband Kevin (Houston, TX). He is also survived by his brother, Harry M. Little, of Meridian, MS. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Fredine Little; her son, Steven L. Little; his brother, Howard H. Little; and her sister, Elise Little Crawford. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren, Jace Little, Brendan Little, Rob Little, Cole Little, Sydney Farley, Meredith Farley, Adam Sevin and Will Sevin.

Arrangements are in the care of James F. Webb Funeral Home


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