Willie Honeycutt Kelly
Willie Honeycutt Kelly
  • June 12, 1927 - October 15, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Willie Honeycutt Kelly, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Rosewood Health Center at The Cypress in Raleigh. Born on June 12, 1927 in Raleigh; she was the daughter of the late Otis Linwood Honeycutt, Sr. and Lizzie Cooley Honeycutt and wife of the late Quinton Joseph Kelly.

Willie and Quinton were married on February 17, 1951 and were about to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary before his passing. They were members of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Willie retired from Kemper Insurance after 51 years of employment, attaining the position of Manager. She loved to spend time outdoors tending to her rose garden, but most of all, she enjoyed spending her time with her family.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter: Cynthia Harris and husband Buck, of Pittsboro; granddaughter: Jamie O'Neal and husband Barry, of Dobson, NC; great-grandchildren: Strummer Kate and Finley Titus O'Neal; and by three Honeycutt nephews and their families and two Kelly nieces and their families. Willie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and his wife: Otis Linwood Honeycutt, Jr. and Barbara Honeycutt, brother-in-law and his wife: Dawson D. Kelly and Pat Kelly; and by her niece: Doreen Honeycutt Stewart.

Funeral Services, officiated by Rev. Will Gatling of Bayleaf Baptist Church, will be held on Wednesday, October 18th at 11 am at the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park (7501 Glenwood Avenue). A Reception will follow in the Glenwood Center of Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue).

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Staff of Rosewood Health Center for their excellent care and love given to Willie during her time there.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org/nc.