Mrs. Jessie Sims Huneycutt died peacefully on December 7, 2010 at her home in Pittsboro, surrounded by her family. She was 105 years old, having been born in Charlotte, NC on May 16, 1905, the daughter of Charles Whitney and Estelle Austin Sims. In 1924 she married the Rev. W. J. Huneycutt and took on the calling of a Presbyterian pastor’s wife, serving pastorates with him in Charleston, SC, Fayetteville, NC, Laurel Hill, NC and Monroe, NC before retiring to Pittsboro.
Mrs. Huneycutt is survived by their four children, Jerome Huneycutt, Margaret Huneycutt, and Rev. Dr. Melicent Huneycutt-Vergeer, all of Pittsboro; Carolyn Huneycutt Basham Curtis of McLeansville; grandchildren, Jessica Mitchell Arley of Greensboro, Megg Martin Carl of Raleigh, William Tracy Huneycutt of Pittsboro; great-grandchildren, Sara Beth Martin, Drake and Taylor Mitchell, Kate, Emily, and Josh Huneycutt. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. J.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church, with a committal service at 3 pm Friday at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Stanfield. Interment will be in Philadelphia Baptist Church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family following each service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church for the Huneycutt Fund for Families in Crisis, PO Box 713, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.