HICKORY Mattie Reeves Honeycutt, 87, of Hickory, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at Carolina Caring. Born May 29, 1932, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Pauline Hefner Reeves. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Neil Clay Reeves and Charles Earl Reeves. Mattie was a member of Viewmont Baptist Church where she and her husband were married June 5, 1948. In earlier years she served as a Sunday school teacher and worked with the Girls Auxiliary and Sunbeam group. She was a former active member of the Juniors Woman's Club. Mattie enjoyed playing bridge, watching the Atlanta Braves and spending time with her children and grandchildren at her favorite vacation spot, Ocean Isle Beach. Mattie also enjoyed fishing with her husband and traveled most states east of the Mississippi from upstate New York to Texas. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Blake F. Honeycutt; three sons, Rhodney (Sharon), Doug, Brad (Cynthia); and a daughter, DeDe Eckhoff (H.D.), all of Hickory; grandchildren, Jason, Jonathan, Kris, Lee, Emily, Lanie, Morgan, Reeves Honeycutt and Hunter, Chase and Blake Eckhoff; sister-in-law, Libby Reeves; nephews, Charles (Gerri) and Alex (Vickie) Reeves, all of Hickory; and six great-grandchildren. The family will have a private graveside service. Memorials may be made in her honor to Levine Children's Hospital, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Mattie Reeves Honeycutt. Online condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
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