December 17th , 2012 10:09 am Leave a comment

Shirley N. Honeycutt


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” II Timothy 4:7
The most special mother, grandmother, great grandmother, was carried away by an angel to that heavenly choir, where she is singing with all of her loved ones, especially her husband, Lester.
Mrs. Shirley Norine Honeycutt, 85, of Hampton, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Dave and Mary Katherine Rasnick Bise. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Honeycutt, July 20, 2003; one brother, Ernest Bise; two sisters, Virginia Whittemore and Madge Bise; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Honeycutt was born in Dickenson County, Virginia, but had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was a retired custodian at ETSU and was a member of Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.
She and her husband sang together on Sunday morning gospel programs for many years. They are now singing together in the heavenly choir.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Mullins and husband, J.L., of Hampton, with whom she made her home; Leslie Glass and husband, Lonnie, of Johnson City; Rita Davis and husband, Gary, of Unicoi; and Mary Lisa Hill and husband, Eddie, of Hampton; one son, Lester Neil Honeycutt and (Tami Duran) of Johnson City; one sister, Josephine Tolley and husband, Ray, of Hampton; seven grandchildren, Michael Mullins and wife, Tammy; Gregory Davis and wife, Penny; Lindsey Chesser and husband, Aaron; Phillip Davis and fiancé, Ashley Banner; and special granddaughter, Melissa Hill and fiancé, Joshua Cordell; Andrea Honeycutt and fiancé, Roger, and Seth Honeycutt; two great grandchildren, Taylor Chesser and Korban Chesser; and one great grandchild expected in December 2012, Paisley Nora Rose Cordell, her namesake; a special former daughter-in-law, Lisa Honeycutt-Harris; step great grandchildren, Amber Bennett, Tabby Culler, and Sophie Duran; step great-great grandchildren, Eli, Ariana and Jocelyn; special nieces, Kathy Clawson, Geraldine Shell, Evelyn Jones, Hattie Lee Hitechew and several other special nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs. Honeycutt will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton with the Rev. Charlie Trivette and the Rev. Shane Whittemore, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel prior to the service, or at the home of a daughter, Rita Davis, Unicoi, or at any family member’s home anytime.
Music will be under the direction of the Fork Mountain Quartet.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Nathan Honeycutt Cemetery in Simerly Creek.  Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Amos Stevens Jr., Eston Honeycutt, Lonnie Shell, and members of Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.  Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home in Elizabethton at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, to go in procession.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or to your favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917


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