Billy Ray Little, age 56, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, in the Tennova Healthcare Hospital of Jackson after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in the First United Methodist Church, Brownsville, TN, with burial to follow in the Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in the First United Methodist Church. Bill was the Plant Controller at Silgan Containers Manufacturing in Trenton, TN. He was a graduate of Tennessee Academy and the University of Memphis. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Little, Sr., one brother, Jack Phillips Little, his maternal grandparents, Jack & Mildred Walker Johns, and his paternal grandparents, Ray & Flora McCauley Little. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Judy and Marvin DeBerry, Brownsville, TN, one sister, Beth Little Crider (Lewis), Jackson, TN, one brother, James Beecher DeBerry (Vicki), Brownsville, TN, two step-brothers, Mark DeBerry (Paquita), Oxford, MS, and Greg DeBerry, Jackson, TN, his beloved niece and nephews, McCauley Crider, Knox Crider (Katie), and Jack Thomas DeBerry, and his great niece and nephew, Riley and Spencer Crider. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101.