‘Mama J’ Little makes a big difference

September 28
04:00 2017


By Busta Brown

Faye “Mama J” Little has touched the lives of hundreds of youth and their parents for nearly three decades. Some of the names you might know, like NBA stars Chris Paul, Josh Howard, Muggsy Bogues; Winston-Salem City Council Member and new Chronicle publisher, James Taylor; and the list goes on.

After our interview, you can add Busta Brown to the list, and if you ever meet Little, you’ll make that list as well. She’s truly an inspiration.

When I walked into the club, I asked for Faye Little. A few of the youth heard me, giggled and said, “You mean Mama J,” and then pointed me in her direction. I looked at Mama J and immediately knew she was someone very special. She looked at me and then smiled; my spirit felt safe and loved. It felt as if I’ve know her for years.

“Are you looking for me, Busta Brown?” Little asked. I was honored to say “Yes I am.”

We went into the conference room to do the interview, and she began sharing the story of a truly loved, grateful and blessed woman.

Taylor shared his experience and admiration for Little. “Mama J has positively impacted the lives of thousands of young people in this community through her work with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. Her wisdom, guidance and work ethic has been a staple for my family and many others in our community. We are truly blessed to have her as a part of our lives.”

Sylvia Adams, executive director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs, said this about Mama J: “Ms. Little is a joy to have on our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club staff.  She loves our Army family and we love her. She greets our members in the evenings with a smile on her face welcoming them each day. Sometimes for young kids, they just need to hear hello and how your day was.  It is truly a blessing to have someone on our staff such as Ms. Little that has been with us for over 20 years and still enjoying the aspects of her job with a smile on her face. Ms. Little does tours and each time she gives one, people are always saying what a great tour and what an asset to have Ms. Little on our staff.”

I’d like to introduce you to Faye “Mama J” Little, so you can feel the love as well. Take a few minutes to check out my interview on the Winstonsalem Chronicle YouTube channel.

For more info and to contact Little, call Bob Campbell, director of marketing and public relations for The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem office at 336-245-2081 or cell: 336-830-3265. 

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