Mrs. Honey was Jennifer Honey's mother, Dr. Magnus Honey's wife, and Miss Trunchbull's sister and adoptive grandmother Matilda Wormwood. She died when Miss Honey was only two years old. It is not revealed in the novel or the film how she died. In the musical it's revealed that Mrs. Honey died from her injuries in a Circus Accident. The only time she is mentioned in both the novel and film is when Miss Honey tells Matilda that she died when Miss Honey was a baby.