WEAVERVILLE– Doris Bradley Honeycutt, age 96, of Weaverville, died Friday, September 15, 2017.
Doris was born October 1, 1920 in Buncombe County to the late R. P. and Della Mae Gosnell Bradley. She graduated as Salutatorian of the class of 1938 at Woodfin High School. Mrs. Honeycutt was such a Godly woman with her demeanor of meekness and mildness, always seeing the good in every person. She was truly the Proverbs 31 woman. Doris was so supportive of her husband in the ministry and was the “behind the scenes” lady preparing meals for whoever came to her table, she knew how to show her spiritual gift of hospitality. In her younger years, she taught Sunday School at Long’s Chapel Baptist Church and later became a faithful member of Westview Baptist Church that her husband, Rev. Horace Honeycutt had pastored, and of which she attended until her health prevented her from attending. Her life was centered around her love for the Lord, the desire to serve Him and the love of caring toward her family and friends, she showed her compassion to anyone in need. She had a gift of service to others, caring for her mother & mother-in-law until their deaths. Doris nurtured her children and grandchildren and was always there to help in any way possible. Everyone in her family admired her for being the strong matriarch that they all wanted to be like. She was our Prayer Warrior. We always knew momma was praying us through whatever we were involved in. We will cherish her memory and the example that she left behind. She is predeceased by her husband, Reverend Horace Honeycutt; son, Gary Honeycutt; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Honeycutt and sister, Nell Trivette.
Surviving are her daughter, Betty Honeycutt Byrd and husband Bill; sons, Kenneth Honeycutt, Kermit Honeycutt and wife Barbara, Reverend Rick Honeycutt and wife Teresa and Gerald Honeycutt and wife Vicki; daughter-in-law, Gail Honeycutt Creson; sister, Ellen Lindsey and husband Joe; brothers, Bruce Bradley and wife Sue, Carroll Bradley and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Jeff Honeycutt and wife Rhonda, Karen Roberts and husband Tim, Kellie Simmons and husband Chip, Scott Reece and wife Crystal, Stacie Robinson and husband Jimmy, Darrell Honeycutt and wife Misty, Derrick Honeycutt, Melissa LaDuke and husband Terry, Michael Honeycutt and wife Terica, Travis Honeycutt and fiancé’ Brittany, Tiffany Jamerson and husband Matt; eighteen great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and another due November 8, 8 step grandchildren, and 20 step great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be held at 2:30pm Monday, September 18, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with her son Reverend Rick Honeycutt, grandson Reverend Scott Reece and Pastor, Reverend Preston Riddle officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the home of Gerald and Vicki Honeycutt, 131 Indian Camp Branch Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Westview Baptist Church, c/o Preston Riddle, 132 Eastview Drive, Mars Hill, NC 28754
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Honeycutt’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.