Rachel Honeycutt Bass

December 9, 1931 - November 23, 2012
Rachel Honeycutt Bass


Rachel Honeycutt Bass, 80, of Wilmington and formerly of Stantonsburg, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Born December 9, 1931 in Greene County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Robert W. and Annie Mae Smith Honeycutt. She was an avid golfer, loved to travel, and was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. Rachel cherished her friends and family, and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Surviving are two sons, Sam Bass (Marty) of Wilson, Bill Bass of Cocoa Beach, FL; two daughters, Joan Long (Bob) of Knightdale, Kathy Bass of the home; two sisters, Lois Pratt of the home, Linda Brown of Benson; and three grandchildren, Austin Long, Alison Long, and Emily Bass.

A memorial service will be 2 pm Wednesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition; 2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435; Dallas, Texas 75219.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 25, 2012
    Chuck Herring says:
    She will be missed for her loving and caring personality and I know she is in a better place and is smiling down on her family, friends, and loved ones. Hope to see you there someday Mrs. Bass. Chuck Herring

  • November 27, 2012
    Lynn Davis- Aycock says:
    Dear Sam, Marty, Emily and Bass Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God Give you Grace and Understanding and Comfort you at this time. Love Tommy and Naomi Davis Lynn and Michael Aycock

  • November 25, 2012
    Gwen Patrick says:
    Heaven has received a very special person. One who loved life, friends & having fun. Rachel, you will be most missed by your loving family. May God bless your wonderful sister, Lois, & stay by her side during this sad time in her life.

  • November 25, 2012
    Sue and Allan Lockerman says:
    Ante Bellum.....you were a true southern Lady and we have been so blessed to count you as family. I wish I was still holding your face in my hands, but am so happy that that you are finally free. You will be missed! God speed......we love you!

  • November 28, 2012
    Hope Anthony says:
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all! So sorry for your loss. I think Mama and her are singing Karaoke in heaven right now! Though I will not be able to make the service today know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers! Love you guys! Joe, Hope and Joseph Anthony