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Alexander Little Jr.

July 21, 1957 — May 6, 2023

Harrisburg

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Alexander Little, Jr., better known to family and friends as “Skip,” was born July 21, 1957 (65) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to parents Marva Little, and the late Alexander (Dickey) Little Sr. He entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Skip was a retired plant engineer of 40 years from The Hershey Food Company. In addition, Skip was a certified electrician and a jack of all trades. He was well known to everyone whom he loved as a master chef and grilling expert. Skip enjoyed photography, deep sea fishing, and collecting nifty gadgets. He took pride in his fashion, and was always seen wearing Hawaiian shirts, bib overalls, suits, and would top it off with a hat. When those he loved came by to visit, he was always ready to serve them a delicious meal and would offer you a drink if you dared.  In almost every room, it was evident that he was a die-hard Washington Redskins, now Commanders fan.

Skip enjoyed the company of his kids and his family's kids. He was well known in his younger years to hold “tickle day” Saturdays, where he would put a twist to hide and seek that if you were found he would tickle you mercilessly until you said the code words “Time Ping Ping,” which was often debated and reversed. To his grandchildren, he was simply “Poppy” who enjoyed teaching cooking lessons, Rita Italian Ice runs, creating treats on the Ninja Creami, card games, making homemade pizzas on tortillas wraps, and movie nights. He also enjoyed recruiting his grands in helping him decorate the front of his home with various types of lights depending on the season.

Skip was a profound percussionist, who played as a drummer in bands such as “Young and Unlimited” and “Chill Factor.” At almost every family event, he would come with a bag of maracas and other assorted instruments. And if he didn’t carry the bag, you would surely hear him whistle. Being a musician in the Little household naturally meant there was always music playing. And Skip would have a speaker going in every room daily. You would surely find him dancing and clapping his hands to each tune. Skip was undeniably the life of the party.

Skip was loved by literally everyone he met. He had friendships from childhood that came to him, his brothers. These lifelong friends would attend all family cookouts and would even turn into sleepovers between all families. In addition to having his own six siblings, Skip adopted all six of his wife’s (Cynthia Little of 41 1/2 years) siblings as well. Over the years, these two-family unions would rotate households holding cookouts and various other family outings. And at each and everyone of them, you would find Skip doing what he loved most, manning the grill no matter what the season or weather. Even at times in the snow with his flashlight strapped to his forehead. That’s just how much he loved his family and wanted to express it through nourishment.

Along with his father Alexander Little, Sr., he’s preceded in death by his sisters Tammy Little and Sally Bratcher. He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife Cynthia Little; children Alexander Little III (Stephanie), and Shanita Little (Jeffrey Jr.); his mother Marva Little; siblings Cynthia Little, Daphne Anderson (Gerald Sr-deceased), Darryl Lee, and Lillian Mae Harris; six grandchildren- Ariannah Stetler (Corbin), Deandre Little, Tjayda Little, Khyra Little, Jurnie Little, and Shavon Glover; two great-grandchildren- Lilah Stetler and Dawson Stetler; sibling in-laws Deborah Balkcom (Allen), Diane Wilson-Bedford (Tommie), Brenda Simmons, Louis Simmons (Brenda), and Stacey Simmons, and a host of aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews, cousins, and friends.

Skip will truly be missed by all of us, and in life would never say goodbye. Instead, he would simply reply to you “I love ya’ll always. To be continued.”

 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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