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1011 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 242-1144
Fax: (864) 232-4636
Leroy Littlejohn

Leroy "Butterball" Littlejohn Jr.

Monday May 31, 1948 - Thursday December 6, 2018
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Mr. Leroy “Butterball” Littlejohn, Jr., of Greenville, South Carolina, (formerly of Gainesville and Atlanta, Georgia), passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. Mr. Littlejohn was born on May 26, 1948, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Leroy, Sr., and Louise Robertson Littlejohn. He attended Gainesville City Schools and graduated from E.E. Butler High School in 1968. He was employed by Puritan Mills Chemicals in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was known for being a caring, loving and generous man who was always willing to assist a person in need and who loved and supported his family.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Lezora Littlejohn Hall.  

Left to cherish many fond and loving memories are his children: Kevin Littlejohn of Gainesville, GA, Tonia Littlejohn of Jacksonville, FL, Jilvonnie “Jil” Littlejohn and Minister Keith C. (Paula) Finnie of Greenville, SC, Jeremy Lott (Perla) of Gainesville, GA; eleven grand-children, Matthew Littlejohn and Joshua Littlejohn, both of Baltimore, MD, Rebecca Littlejohn of Tuscaloosa, AL, Payten Littlejohn of Owings Mills, MD, Natalia Lott, Kolten Lott, Jordan Lott and Brielle Lott of Gainesville, GA, Courtney and Audrey Green of Atlanta, GA, and Da’Naris Thurmond of Gainesville, GA; five siblings, Minister Linda Jackson of Lithonia, Ga, Jackie (Cindy) Littlejohn of East Lansing, MI, Vivian (Bobby) Hughey of Stone Mountain, GA, Rassie P. Littlejohn of Gainesville, GA, and Timothy (Ollie) Littlejohn of Gainesville, GA. Mr. Littlejohn also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Littlejohn was also very close and loved dearly by his aunt, Linda Joanne Hester of Gainesville, GA, and special companion, Jimetta Finnie Littlejohn, Greenville, SC; he also leaves behind his faithful comfort Pet, Bambi.   
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Service Details

  • First Visitation

    Wednesday December 12, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday December 12, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday December 14, 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday December 14, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Third Visitation

    Saturday December 15, 2018 | 8:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday December 15, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Service

    Saturday December 15, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Saturday December 15, 2018 1:00pm
    Mountain View Baptist Church
    111 Cagle Street
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    The family will be receiving visitors on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Sims Mortuary, 134 College Ave, Gainesville, GA 30501 at 5:30 pm. A drop-in viewing will take place on Friday, December 14th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday, December 15th from 8:00am -11:00am at Watkins, Garrett, & Woods Mortuary 1011 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605.
  • Interment

    Private Burial
    Private, unknown
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The Lyons Pride!

Posted at 09:45am
We love you Jil!
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Mary Duckett

Posted at 08:34pm
Keeping you and your Mom in my prayers Praying God strength and blessings Always with much Love Mary

United Way of Greenville County

Posted at 09:55am
Jil, You have our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Your United Way Family
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Shamika & Ty Walls

Posted at 11:01pm
Jil, We express our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. We pray that the wonderful memories you have provide peace & comfort now and forever.
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Anita Willingham

Posted at 06:15pm
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

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