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
    Wendy Fields Bedford says:
    Bill and Sam, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Memories live on forever! Love, Wendy Fields Bedford

  • November 24, 2012
    Milo Popowitch says:
    To all her Family,please accept my deepest sympathy.

  • November 25, 2012
    Alison Long says:
    As far back as I can remember my grandmother has always been there for my brother & I. As kids we loved going to grandmothers' (and that's "grandmother not grandma" as she would always tell us). I would spend weeks at a time with her every summer. I loved those summer's. She would take me to the beach, the mall, and our favorite Red dogs! She brought such joy to my life. I know she's at peace, but I will miss everything about her. I love you, grandmother! <3 Alison

  • November 24, 2012
    Jackie & Kris See says:
    Such fond memories of Aunt Rachel always make us smile. She was a one of kind person and will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers for her family. Jackie & Kris See

  • November 24, 2012
    Dean & Betty Strickland says:
    Sam, Marty & Emily- We hold you close to our hearts at this time of grief. May you feel His comfort and His peace in these days! Love & Prayers- Bet & Dean