Mrs. Juanita Honeycutt Shipp Crisp, 92, of 244 Simmons Road, passed away at home, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Brown Baptist Church with the Rev. James Croom, the Rev. Tyler Jernigan, and the Rev. Chubby Reiber officiating. Burial will follow at the Honeycutt Family Cemetery on the family farm, 244 Simmons Road. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at Royal-Hall Funeral Home and other times at her home.
Born on March 7, 1929 in Sampson County, Juanita was the daughter of the late William Rice Honeycutt and Rossie Honeycutt and the widow of Johnnie Wilton "Snoogie" Shipp and Robert E. "Bob" Crisp. Juanita loved and supported her husband, "Snoogie", as they farmed and raised a family until his death at the age of thirty-four. She worked hard in her home and on the farm to rear and teach her family. She never lost faith in her purpose as a very young mother and was devoted to rearing her three children, Kay, "Bud" and Debbie. She was our family's rock and the tie that binds. She went to work at Acme Dry Cleaners as a seamstress and employee to provide for her family. In 1971 she lost her only son, "Bud", in a car accident which tore at her heart strings the rest of her life. Several years later she met and married "Bob" and they had a enjoyable life together. Her love and compassion led her to take care of her mom during her later years as well as her sister, "Katie Mae". When she could no longer take care of her at home, she visited her daily for seven years at Mary Gran Nursing Home. She was a lifelong, devoted member of Brown Baptist Church having served in the women's auxiliary and a member of the church choir, always willing to do what was needed for her church family and community. She often was found hemming and doing alterations for many people in her home for the past 30 years, where she also made Easter dresses, pajamas for her family, bridesmaid dresses for her grandchildren's wedding, and many more "Handmade by Juanita" creations. When she wasn't in her sewing room she enjoyed working in her flowers, tending a garden, and bringing those vegetables to the table for her family to enjoy. To say she was a good cook was an understatement. She took pride in her yardwork. She loved sharing her variety of flowers and their sweet fragrances with friends and family who stopped by for a welcomed visit. She had a passion for service and often shared a bowl of chicken and rice, peas, or other vegetables with her friends and neighbors. She was known to her family as Grandma, MaMa, and Grandma Great. Her contagious smile won the hearts of many. Juanita was a true friend who loved unconditionally, and to know her was to love her.
Mrs. Juanita leaves behind, two daughters, Kay Shipp West and husband, Lee, and Debbie Shipp Martin and husband, Gary, both of Clinton; nine grandchildren, Traci Martin Barefoot and husband, Scott, Leslie Martin and special friend, Jeremy Lee, Lisa West Bush and Fiancé, Matthew Burnett, Beth West Borup and husband, Paul, Walt West and wife, Heleena, John West and wife, Amanda, Ashley West Pratt and husband, Dr. Jason Pratt, Nick West and Tiffiani West Stranski and husband, Eric; twenty great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caden, Andrew and Cole Bush, Kaylee and Roice Borup, Ethan Nippert, Elissa and Easton West, Brilynn, Maycie, Preslee and Payge West, Annecy, Livia and Emory Pratt, Lennon Goodwin, Kayde Martin, Graci and Wil Barefoot. She also leaves behind a dear sister-in-law, Edna Grey Shipp Mitchell, a special brother-in-law, Ray Shipp, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, Billy Wilton "Bud" Shipp, and three sisters, Mollie Honeycutt Wallis and husband, C.W., Kate "Katie Mae" Honeycutt, Louise "Pert" Honeycutt Baicy and husband, Al, and a sister-in-law, Aileen Shipp Cobb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Juanita to Brown Baptist Church C/O Marie Pope, 124 Boykin Dr., Clinton, NC. 28328. The family would like to thank 3HC for their compassionate love, care, and service during this past year.
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