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
    Lance and Kim Bruton says:
    Rachel's wonderful humor and warm heart will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • November 24, 2012
    Lisa Walker Jump says:
    What a GREAT lady. Knowing her enriched my life. I love you all. I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved Rachel.

  • November 24, 2012
    Lisa Parker says:
    Good bye Auntie R, words cannot express my sorrow at your passing, I am so very happy for you though, pain free and happy again. I love you! And I'll miss telling you that!!!

  • November 24, 2012
    Emily Bridgman says:
    What more can I say? She was one of my best-friends, and we were the 'Redskin ladies' for years! We had so much fun together, and could share our frustrations as well. I loved her so much & will miss her greatly. Love & prayers to all of her family.

  • November 25, 2012
    Steve Parker says:
    Go NC State, Go Redskins, God Speed Rachel....I'll miss our dances.....