Honey Novak

October 23, 1929 - January 7, 2024

10/23/1929 - 01/07/2024

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Sunday February 04, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions
Honey Novak passed away in her Virginia Beach home with family at her side on Sunday, January 7, 2024 in her 94th year.
She was the beloved wife of her husbands, the late Max Novak and the late Hal Sankey.  She was the much loved mother of Sharon Barker and Stephen Novak.  Robert Barker was her cherished grandson and her great grandchildren are Maxwell, Brayden and Maya.  She was also the sister of Muriel Nathan and the late Evelyn Daniel.
A celebration of Honey’s life will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach.  Livestreaming will be available at www.altmeyer.com.  A reception will follow.  Please feel free to attend in casual dress attire.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association or the ASPCA.  Messages of condolence are welcome at www.altmeyer.com.
She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

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Cynthia Cree
19 days ago

I loved her smile, style, and grace. She made you smile. Honey’s love for her children was evident. My condolences to her family.

ashley smith
24 days ago

Honey was always the brightest light in the room! The person you could chat with for hours. Relatable, uplifting, interested and interesting. As a young woman I looked up to her for her adventurous spirit and ability to make every moment a bit more magical. Her southern charm allured me and I felt she was always rooting for me. Honey gave me a beautiful passport holder for my high school graduation, and I have since been to 45 countries with it, and think of her every time I embark on a new adventure. Honey, I am so honored to have known you and your uplifting spirit will always be with me! Sending you all my love and may our souls always be connected. xoxo Ash

Aubrey (Smith) Leh
27 days ago

Honey was such a “light” in our lives. I remember so many fond times with her, and Rob, when we were kids and more recently my own children loved spending time with her in Santa Luz. She brought so much happiness to everyone around her. We will miss her dearly and hold all those memories in our hearts.

The Smith Family
1 month ago

“Honey”. Very few people can be identified by a singular, perfect name but Honey had one. For over 35 years we were lucky to enjoy and share this lady’s life. With a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face, you would smile before words were even spoken. In the summer our young daughters enjoyed life at the beach with her grandson Bob. Then they were off to the races in Del Mar. In recent years our grandchildren were able to meet and spend time with her at her Santaluz home. Honey loved living in California with the ocean, her sporty convertible, and her regal white afghan Roulette. Her many friends were “magnetically” drawn to her when she introduced herself as, “Hi, I am Honey”. She was very fortunate have extensively travelled the world and live a full and interesting life. People pass but memories do not. Thank you for all the memories, Honey. With love, Jack, Chris, Aubrey, Sommer, and Ashley

Karen Richardson
1 month ago

Sharon and Mike, John and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and praying you remember only the good times very soon. All our love.

Alice Reinig
1 month ago

Honey was a very special friend…always bring joy and laughter. She was always positive, kind and charming. She will be missed dearly although we have good memories. In Sympathy for family:
“A Rose may lose its bloom,
But still the fragrance lingers on.
A Bird may fly away,
Yet we can still recall its song.”

Scott Freidberg
1 month ago

Honey was lovely, gracious, generous and so fun….she brought much joy and positivity every time we’d get together in San Diego. I’ll carry these fond memories,,,and send sincere condolences to her family.

Laurel McKahan
1 month ago

Sweet as her name, Honey was my
upbeat, positive, wonderful friend. I truly miss her but was so lucky to have her in my life. My deepest sympathy to her loving family,
Laurel McKahan

Susan D Altman
1 month ago

Honey was always in my heart. We talked often even though we didn’t see each other often enough. She did come to family occasions when possible living so far away from her family. She cared deeply for her children and grandchildren and kept in close touch seeing them as often as possible. We will always remember her with love . Forever her loving niece… Susan