Obituary: Mary Adelyne Reed Honeycutt, 83, of Wilton
Funeral services for Mary Adelyne Reed Honeycutt, age 83, of Wilton, CT, were conducted on July 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church with the Reverends Michael H. Barry and Peggy Fabrizio officiating. A graveside service was conducted at the Asbury Cemetery in Asbury, Tennessee on July 21st at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Ben Eschenfelder officiating.
Visitation with the family was from 1-4 p.m. on July 8th at the Bouton Funeral Home in Georgetown, CT. Mrs. Honeycutt passed away quietly on July 4, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
Mary was born in Coffee County, TN the daughter of the late Ernest Lee and Gladys Evans Reed. Mary attended the Middle Tennessee State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Home Economics in 1957. She was also elected Miss Middle Tennessee State University and was elected into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
She went on to achieve a master’s degree, as well as a sixth year at Fairfield University in CT. She was a retired elementary school teacher who was adored by students for many years as she worked tirelessly in not only the Fostoria, Ohio school system for ten years, but for over twenty and half years in the Wilton, Connecticut school system. She also held the National Education Association representative position for the Town of Wilton. For a number of years, she was also a realtor.
She attended, and was a long time member of Zion’s Hill Methodist Church in Wilton, CT where she held many different positions most recently as Communion Steward. She was also a member of the CBS (Christian Bible Study) a local non-denominational program. She was active in the community and was a member of several organizations, including: the Wilton Garden Club, Encore club, and was a committed volunteer herself driving not only friends, but other seniors to Doctor’s appointments, cancer treatments as well as volunteering time at the local Wilton Turnover Shop.
She had a passion for teaching children and for serving God. Those who knew Mary said they never saw her waiver in her faith or commitment to Jesus’ words. Her family and friends feel certain that the powerful truth of the Holy Scripture gave her the strength she mustered over the past two years. It was an honor for us to witness her example of faith, love and worship. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed, but is now in peace.
In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by two sisters, Camille Reed Holt, and Mildred Reed Mayton. She is survived by one son, Mark Honeycutt of Wilton, CT and one daughter, Cheree Anne Honeycutt Wiegman of Bethel, CT. She was also survived by one sister, Billie Reed Bacon of Hixson, TN as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Mary’s name made out to the Asbury Cemetery Fund, c/o Trish Howland, 460 Grosch Road, Manchester, TN 37355.