Sheree LeAnne Little, 63, formerly of Cody, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Feb. 4, 2019, after an extended illness.
She died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Sparta, Mo. Cremation has taken place.
Sheree was born on Oct. 29, 1955, to Gordon and Lucille Ellis. She was the fifth of 11 children. She grew up and attended school in Cody.
Sheree was an amazing cook. She prepared everything from scratch, the old-fashioned way and made the best cinnamon rolls in the world. She never used a bread machine, but always kneaded the dough by hand. And she was famous for her “Bierocks.”
Sheree had a fiery, larger-than-life spirit, in a pint-sized frame and piercing eyes that loved when she talked about her family, laughed when she talked about her dogs, and danced like crazy when she was planning her next flower garden.
Calvin Little was the love of Sheree’s life and she married him on March 30, 1990. They drove semi-trucks together as a team, cross-country from 1995 to 2006. Side-by-side, they traveled through all of the lower 48 states.
Sheree is survived by her husband Calvin Little (formerly of Cody); daughter Angella Peterson of Sparta, Mo.; father Gordon Ellis of Cody and siblings: Yvonne Walsh (Tom) of Lander, Monte Ellis (Vickie) of Laramie, Michele Lapprich (Steven) of Cottage Grove, Minn., Denisse Keating (Gene) of Houston, Texas, Stephen Ellis of Denver, Twila Roussan (Ed), of Cody, and David Ellis (Tammy) of Cody.
She is preceded in death by her mother Lucille; brothers: Gordon and Martin, and sister Jeanne.
“We miss you, Sheree. The world seems too quiet and less colorful without you in it. Can’t wait to see you, again.”
A memorial service celebrating Sheree’s life will be held July 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Cody Foursquare Church at 725 19th Street.