Charlotte M. Little \nMillport, NY \n \nCharlotte M. Little, a radiant beacon of love and warmth, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023 at the age of 89. Charlotte was born August 31, 1933 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late James and Frances Keough Owen. \n \nShe is predeceased by her siblings, Shirley VanKuren and James Charles Owen “Bub.” \n \nCharlotte is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 73 years, Merle E. Little; children, Donita (Ronald) Parmenter and their children, Jason, Jeffrey, and Joseph; Renee (Jeffrey) Hunt and their children, Evan, and Kara; Lu Ann Mosher and her children, Nicole, and Brennan; sister Leona Howell, and several extended family members. \n \nCharlotte’s life was a testament to the power of kindness and the joy of connection. She touched countless lives with her generosity and vibrant spirit, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. \n \nCharlotte was a woman who found joy in life’s simple pleasures and was known for her infectious laughter and warm smile. She had an unwavering commitment to her family and community. Her professional life was dedicated to nourishing the bodies and hearts of children in the Horseheads Central School District cafeteria, from which she retired. Her work was more than just a job; it was an extension of her love for community and nurturing spirit. Her spirit, encapsulated by the quote from Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” will be her everlasting legacy. \n \nTo continue Charlotte’s legacy, we invite you to share your cherished memories of her and upload photos to the memorial page. Let us remember Charlotte Little, not with sorrow, but with the happiness and warmth she brought into our lives. \n \nThe family welcomes your condolences at this time, but services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Charlotte please consider contributions to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, New York, 14903 or the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Route 352, Elmira, New York, 14903 in her memory.