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“I miss you and I love you:” Family and friends say goodbye to ten-year-old Kevin Little

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GREENFIELD -- Many gathered to celebrate the life of Kevin Little on Friday, November 13th -- who made the ultimate sacrifice for his family. Hailed as a hero, he is laid to rest.

Dozens filed into Greenfield's Elim Tabernacle for a celebration of Kevin Little's life.

"I miss you and I love you," said Little Areial Rice, Kevin Little's sister.

Kevin Little's funeral

Kevin Little's funeral

Ten-year-old Little saved his grandmother and four brothers and sisters from a house fire at 36th and Silver Spring on October 20th.

Kevin died while trying to save his two-year-old cousin, Tae'najah Morgan. His body was found draped over hers, as thought he was trying to shield her from the flames.

"He obviously had it in his mind that this is what I'm supposed to do, be a protector, for them to find him in that position," said Robin Thomas, Little's cousin.

Fire at 36th and Silver Spring Drive

Fire at 36th and Silver Spring Drive

The crowd consists of Kevin's family and friends -- along with some who've heard about the hero.

"We told him Kevin's story and how he saved his family's lives and how he had to go to heaven because he did that," said LaQuisha Hartford, Little's cousin.

And because he did that, Kevin's sister, Little Areial, says she has a couple of gifts for her big brother when they meet again.

Little Arieal

Little Arieal

"A big hug and a big kiss," said Little Arieal.

If you're interested in helping Kevin Little's mother as she tries to find a new home for her four surviving children, you can donate clothing, food or money to Elm Tabernacle.

The family of Kevin Little has also created a fund to help cover funeral expenses. Send donations to:

Areial Morgan
c/o Elim Tabernacle
5000 S. 60th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53220


  • All lifes matter

    This young hero should be honored with good citizen reward, he is a hero and sacerficed is own life for his family, he should be recognized for that. Rip kiddo.

  • Mel

    Oh little Kevin,

    May you be an angel protecting all the children. We need to recognize that these children are special. They are special because they are showing all of us that they are going to help all of us in the future, they are compassionate, brave and most of all CARE for all others. This brave little boy is a hero in my memory forever. And this family has my utmost respect. Be proud! You raised a spectacular boy! I wish he and his cousin were not robbed of their lives as they would have made HUGE assets to this cruel world! I send my love and sympathy to your family in this saddest of times and pray for justice! I hope this MAN of a boy inspires other people to do kind and loving acts for all in his and his baby cousins memories. He did what a lot of people wouldn’t have been able to and gave his own life in the process. May God bless you and your cousin, I am sure they are angels now, and bless this family as they are an example to us all on how to raise their children as spectacular humanitarians and protectors of others. Kevin you are a shining inspiration to us all. Send you, your cousin and family our love and prayers!

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