Joan Gibson Little, 94

Joan Gibson Little, 94 of Bowling Fork, KY passed away Monday, April 08, 2024 at Pikeville Medical Center. Joan was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist Faith. She was born March 01, 1930 in Hellier, KY to the late Dave Gibson and Mary Ella Dolan Gibson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Akers, two grandchildren, Robbie and Toby Joe, a great-grandchild, Jackson, brothers, Leonard, Clyde, Jr. and Julian Gibson and sisters, Nellie Collins and Loise Slone.

Joan is survived by her husband, Claudie Little of Bowling Fork, KY; two sons, Claudie Little, Jr. and Roger “E. R” (Bertha) Little both of Bowling Fork, KY; three daughters, Chyrel Kilgore (Larry) Gilliam of Hellier, KY, Claudette (Terry) Pigg of Bowling Fork, KY and Phyllis (Terry) Newsome of Virgie, KY; twelve grandchildren, Paul, Genesia, Joanna, Devern, Beth, Ernie, Cory, Michelle, Roger, Nicholas and Taylor; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 6PM Tuesday, April 09, and Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at the Poor Bottom Freewill Baptist Church with services nightly at 7PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 11AM from the church with Richard Gibson, Oscar Damron and Ray Tackett. Burial will follow at Annie E Young Cemetery, Pikeville, KY.


  1. Justin Cory Hamilton says

    I love and miss you Granny. I will never be able to eat a chess cake again, not one that would compare to yours. It is unreal that you are gone. We are taking care of Papaw. Thank you for everything, for being there my whole life, and always protecting me, guiding me, and loving me. You always had my best interests at heart. I miss our talks! I will miss your stories of the old ways. I miss you as part of my life. I will pray and talk to you and let you know how my life is going. Little Jake and all the little ones will remember you, I will make sure of it. See you again one day Granny. I love you so very much. Go be at peace with your heavenly family, kiss my baby boy for me.

  2. Phyllus says

    I will miss you forever mom, And love you always, my heart is with you and Deb, take care of each other, I know that you both are so happy now, until I see you both again, I will try to take care of everything down here, forever and always you’ll both be with me, love you.

  3. Tina Elswick Ratliff says

    So sorry for your alls loss. Joan you was a beautiful sassy lady always treated me, Wayne and. Zach with so much kindness rest now hug Deb for me.

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