Sunday, December 29, 2013

In Memoriam, Prattville Dragoon James William Little

The Dragoons lost a Confederate leader on Christmas Day when Camp 1524 member James Little passed away in Tallassee at the age of 87 years old.  James was a Life Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was founder and past Commander of Camp 692.  The Dragoons provided an arrangement of flowers in his memory.  James died following a relatively brief illness and was not happy with his predicament staying in a home his last days according to his wife of 32 years, Nita.  Nita indicated that when she visited him on Christmas morning, she asked him if he knew what day it was and he shook his head. She told him it was the day Our Lord Jesus was born and he smiled at her and turned his head and went to see his Saviour.  Past Commander Wyatt Willis added in his accounting of this incredible story that The Lord is good in so many ways that we sometimes fail to recognize them.  Commander Willis attended the visitation on behalf of the camp.  Dragoon Chaplain Tom Snowden signed the guest book for James adding, "On behalf of the Prattville Dragoons, Camp 1524, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we are saddened by the news of compatriot James Little's departure from this earth but we have reassurance that in Psalm 116:15 it says, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.""  On a personal note, I was reminded that the Confederate uniform I have worn on numerous occasions was donated to us by James.  In this and many ways his spirit and memory will surely carry on with us. The Dragoons extend condolences to the Little family and our thoughts and prayers go out to them in this time of mourning.

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