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Willie Mae Hancock was born March 3, 1931 in Halifax County, and died Dec. 28, 2012. She lived in Gloucester, Richmond, Los Angeles and last resided in San Diego, Calif.
She worked in West Point at Leggett, C & P Telephone Company in the 1950s and waitressed in Richmond for many years. She traveled across the United States twice and enjoyed her travels. Willie Mae lived life the way she wanted and on her terms. She greatly enjoyed her coffee and cigarettes and played the guitar in her younger years as many in her family did. Willie Mae was married to Charles R. Pierce from1950 to 1966. They had a daughter, Sandra Jean (Jeannie) Pierce, grandchildren, Jonathan E. Foster (Tamara) and Jill E. Peecook (Jason) all surviving her. She was predeceased by her parents, Richard P. & Mattie Lou Hancock; sisters, Alease Poindexter, Betty Jane Hancock, Mary Lee Hancock; brothers, R. P. Hancock Jr., Johnny Hancock, and Mitchell Thomas Hancock. Surviving sisters, Irene Montgomery, Barbara Jean Ivy, Mattie Carolyn Ashby, Linda Lee Hancock; brother, Marshall Edward Hancock; nephews & niece.
Service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church, Gloucester, Jan. 23, 2013 at 1 p.m.