Mary Geneva Honeycutt Obituary



Obituary for Mary Geneva Honeycutt



Born in Sylamore, AR on May 27, 1921, to John Samuel Tabor and Cora Mae (Stevens) Tabor, our beloved mother, Mary Geneva (Tabor) Honeycutt was called to join her savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

When Neva (as her family called her) was 9, her parents and their 5 siblings loaded up all their belongings in Arkansas and headed to California to join her father’s family. Since The Depression was in full swing and sickness was plaguing the migrant camps, California stopped allowing new migrants into their state about the time her family reached Arizona. Along the journey, her father had heard of good, safe and the most delicious water source in Del Rio, TX, because of San Felipe Springs. So, they headed to Texas. They reached Del Rio when Neva was 11 and had to stop, as her infant sister had come down ill and required medical help. Although, Little Betty never recovered, the people of Del Rio helped them get settled, where they have lived since. Preceded in death by her brother, JB ”Jay”, and sisters, Virginia and Wanda; her younger brother, Robert ”Bobby” and youngest sister, Carol Pat, reside in Mesquite, TX.

Between school-age years and getting married, she attended Draughons Business College in Del Rio. Graduating Draughons secured her a government job in Washington DC working in the Navy Department filing ship blueprints during WWII. Missing her family, she returned to live the rest of her life in Del Rio.

Neva married John Foster (Buddy) Honeycutt (whose family ranched in the area) when he returned from WWII and raised four children in Del Rio. She has lived a very interesting life and always gave credit to God for all her accomplishments while turning to Him for help through her hardships. Her family, especially her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren, have always been her main concern. Although her youngest child (Janna Jo Honeycutt) passed away in 2020, Neva leaves behind her 3 other children: John Ivey in Del Rio; MaryBeth and her husband, Larry Frazee, in Whitney, TX and Steven Tad and his wife, Debbie, in Pflugerville, TX. Her next to the youngest sister, Jeanne Capps, resides in Henryetta OK with husband, Chuck Capps; she also, leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Trinity Chapel of Faith.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery.