From Fidelina Wilson Jackson and Shane Smith
The Rose Hill Village is mourning the loss of a community legend in that of Mr. Joe Louis Littlejohn, a lifelong supporter of youth in the areas high school sports. Not many football and basketball games that were played at South Rowan, during the past 50+ years, were without Mr. Joe Louis Littlejohn in the stands or on the bleachers; routing for and in support of the athletes! Always the encourager to all, and particularly to the African American students. He doted on the athletic program at South Rowan, never wavering. For his brothers Charles and Dennis, he was there. For his own sons, Trent and Travis, he was there. For his nieces and nephews, he was there, even for those with no blood relation, he was there. Even most recently with a boot on his foot, he was there. We thank God for the legacy that Joe Louis Littlejohn leaves behind, and extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, his sons, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and all of the extended family, during this difficult time.
Joe would support his brother Charles at many events.
Joe Lewis Littlejohn, 73, of Rosemont Ave, Kannapolis, NC passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Atrium Health NE. He was born February 15, 1948 in Union, South Carolina to the late Benjamin Franklin and Katherleen Good Littlejohn.
Joe graduated from South Rowan High School in 1968. After high school he was drafted and served in the Army. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals while serving in Vietnam. He also served in the Reserves for 23 years and was ranked E7 Sargent First Class. After serving in the Army, he met and married Annie Propst. He joined Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and became a Deacon in 1977, where he was Chairman of the Deacon Board. Joe was employed at Pillow Tex until his retirement in 2003.
Public Viewing, Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 216 Rice St., Kannapolis, NC 28081 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Services will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, at Living Water A Church of God, 166 N. Little Texas Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083. Visitation will be 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with Funeral Services at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Turner and Shirley Propst.
Those who remain to cherish the memory of his life, his wife, Deaconess Annie Littlejohn of the home; two sons, Trenton Littlejohn (Pamela) of Lexington Park, MD, Travis Littlejohn Sr., (Aheisha) of Kannapolis, NC; Six grandchildren, Travis Littlejohn Jr. (Kelsey) of Chewelah, WA, Tre’vious Littlejohn Sr. of Salisbury, NC, Malaysia Williams of Concord, NC, Aleyana Littlejohn and Tristian Littlejohn both of Kannapolis, NC and Trenton (LT) Littlejohn Il of Lexington Park, MD; Three great-grandchildren, Tre’vious (TJ) Littlejohn Jr., Aliya Littlejohn, and Chyke Pryor. Five sisters, Mary Jordan of China Grove, NC, Queen Reid (Billy), Patricia Propst (Gregory Sr.), Cindy Smith (Milton), Lavoris Givens, all of Kannapolis, NC and Kim Lancaster of Norfolk, VA; two brothers, Charles Littlejohn of Kannapolis, NC and Dennis Littlejohn of Gastonia, NC; Special brother-in-law, Deacon Donald Propst Two uncles, Raymond Good of Virginia Beach, VA, and Timothy Good of Kings Mountain, NC; six brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and family.