Mary Lou Salter Honeycutt, 91, of Havelock, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Brookdale Senior Living in Morehead City.
Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 26th, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, officiated by Rev. Patrick Whaley. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Ms. Honeycutt will be laid to rest privately at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through her obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.
(See the link below for the Service Bulletin.)
Mary Lou was born on January 2, 1932, in Arapahoe, North Carolina, the beloved daughter of the late Ellis and Ada Salter. She married her sweetheart, Milton Henry Honeycutt, and began their happy family. Mrs. Honeycutt, who was an only child, appreciated and loved having her home filled with family. She excelled in her role as a wife and mother and took great care with every endeavor. Nothing gave her greater pleasure than having family nearby and connecting with each of them. Gathering everyone together for Sunday dinners was the best part of her week. Not only did she enjoy their company, but she expressed her love with every dish and dessert she prepared. Her mouth-watering yeast rolls were better than you could imagine and if you were able to have her brunswick stew, fried shrimp, or fried chicken then you knew her talent was legendary. It’s no wonder that she was known as the “Fry Queen” at Havelock Middle School when she worked in the cafeteria.
The simple and funny character “Garfield” was by far her favorite comic. With the reality of daily life holding us back from saying or doing what we want to do, Garfield was there to say and do it for us, always providing a chuckle and brightening her day. Another great interest for Mrs. Honeycutt was Country and Blue Grass Music. It wasn’t uncommon for her and her friends to hit the road and head to a concert, no matter the distance. The upbeat tune and vibe were the perfect match for her down-to-earth, blue jeans-wearing, personality.
While having children was a blessing, it was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that put her over the moon. Proud as ever of each of them, she relished her time with them when she could pour her love and affection into their precious lives.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her children, Bradford Honeycutt and wife Nancy of Morehead City, NC, Susan Honeycutt Morris and husband Gene of Maiden, NC, and William Timothy Honeycutt of Bloomfield, NJ; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Honeycutt of Cape Carteret; grandchildren, Brad Honeycutt Jr. (Holly) of Morehead City, NC Brian Honeycutt (Stephanie) of Key Largo, FL, Larry Morris (Heather) of Maiden, NC, Jason Morris (Amanda) of Iron Station, NC, and Kristina Nasca (Ben) of Stuarts Draft, VA; and great-grandchildren, Bowen Honeycutt, Davis Honeycutt, Carson Honeycutt, Michael Honeycutt, Emily Honeycutt, Seth Morris, Rachel Morris, Ethan Morris, Talyn Morris, Olive Morris, Gabriel Nasca, and Kaylie Nasca.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Honeycutt was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Milton Henry Honeycutt Sr. who passed away on July 4, 1981; son, Milton Henry Honeycutt Jr.; granddaughter, Alana Honeycutt; and son-in-law, Bill Whitehead.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, in memory of Mary Lou Salter Honeycutt, P.O. Box 245, Swansboro, NC 28584 or a local hospice of your choice.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.