She was a lifelong resident of Piney Flats, with the exception on a short stint in Johnson City, where she met and married her best friend, Steve Rasnake. Angela graduated from ETSU School of Nursing in 1991. She had a passion for pediatric care and spent the majority of her career caring for children. She became the System wide Registered Nurse for Bristol City Schools in 2004. She also worked several years in home health nursing and loved caring for her elderly patients. During her time in home health, Angela pursued her love for animals and rescued many of them from abusive or neglectful homes.
Angela’s best years began with the birth of her daughters: Madison Rae Rasnake, of Piney Flats, a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, and Alexa Grace Rasnake, who is currently pursuing her degree at the University of Tennessee. In addition to her daughters, Angela is survived by her greatest love, Steve Rasnake, and her sister, Melanie Honeycutt Atkins, and husband Barron Atkins of Bristol, Virginia. Angela was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Burl Honeycutt and Mary Linda Honeycutt.
Angela was a charter member of Tri-Cities Church of God, where she worked with the youth and was in the praise and worship team for many years. Angela's first job was at Rocky Mount Museum and her love of history and mountain life was always in her heart. She was an artist who produced lovely glass pendants, worked with fire to make glass beads and knit better than most. Angela was in the band at East Sullivan High School, from where she graduated in 1986. However, she never really left the band, as she was a band mom for 8 years with her girls and continued in that role when both daughters became members of the Pride of the Southland at UT. Angela fed and helped raise several band kids over the years and was ever proud of her title as band mom.
A Service to celebrate the life of Angela Honeycutt Rasnake will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Tri-Cities Church of God with Pastor Richard Bawgus, Pastor Jason Bawgus and Rev. Dean Hawkins officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Linda Rasnake, Jamie Baker and Leslie Keyes. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Saturday and also at 12:50 p.m. Sunday at Monte Vista Memorial Park will be: Reed Rasnake, Richard Keyes, James Nagy, Eric Longley, Corbett Bawgus, Mike Lautters and Caleb Nagy. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Alisa Hearl, Vicki Johnston and her co-worker family at Bristol City School System. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tri-Cities Church of God. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Rasnake family.