Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In Memoriam

Mary Davidson Hancock
b: 7/24/1919   d: 1/12/2017

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hancom1960.jpg (36233 bytes) MRS. MARY HANCOCK, English II; Alpha Tri-Hi-Y
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia - January 15, 2017

Mary Davidson Hancock died on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Colonnades, where she had lived for nearly 20 years.  She was born on July 24, 1919, in Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia, the daughter of the late William Lee Davidson, Esq., and Zelma Albert Davidson.   She was predeceased by her brother, William Lee Davidson; her twin sister, Jamie Davidson Smith; and her husband, John Harrison Hancock.  She graduated from Madison College (now JMU) in 1941 and received a M.Ed. from UVA.  She taught in the Staunton City Schools, in Lee County Public Schools, and Arlington County Public Schools.  She is survived by a nephew, a niece, and a handful of cousins.  She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.  A simple service and interment will be held at a later date at the Davidson Family Cemetery in Jonesville.

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