Published on Friday, March 01 2013 15:40
Written by NRVNews
Virginia Lorraine Parkinson Hancock, of Blacksburg, made her final journey to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 28, 2013. She was born in Richmond, Va., on October 27, 1921. She was a gifted artist and painted many landscapes, portraits and drew chalk drawings of many children. She could capture the true essence of someone's personality on canvas. She was married to Allen W. Hancock for 59 years. They had two children and she reared them to know Jesus as their Savior. As a young adult she worked at Liggett-Meyers, then Lerner Shops and Richmond Public Schools until retirement. She and her husband retired to Blacksburg, Va., in 1985. She became a huge Hokie football fan and went to as many games as possible. Her kind and loving heart encouraged her to feed and rescue every stray cat she could find in Blacksburg. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., and Centennial Christian Church, (DOC), in McCoy, Va. She taught Sunday School in both churches and helped her daughter with the youth group at Centennial. Her love for Jesus was displayed to everyone with whom she came in contact. She was predeceased by her husband in 2001. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Allen W. Hancock II, and Elsa Hancock; and daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Hancock Crockett and Randal R. Crockett; as well as numerous dear friends and children who became family to her. For the past few years a dear friend, Norma Decker, has sat with her daily while her daughter continued teaching, and also Barbara Vlattas came every time she was in the hospital to sit by her side. The family is truly grateful for Norma's, Barb's and Mary Biggs,' kind love and care for her. The family would also like to thank Good Samaritan Hospice, their church family at Centennial Christian Church, Blacksburg Middle School and her doctor, Lucian Robinson, for all of their love and help. The service will be at Centennial Christian Church (DOC) in McCoy, Va., on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. conducted by the Reverend Dr. Steven Jumper, Douglas S. Reynolds, the Reverend Gary McCoy and Chaplain Johnny Shelton, Virginia Tech football chaplain. The family will accept friends at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg, Va., on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Centennial Christian Church Youth Group, P.O. Box 427, McCoy, VA 24111. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va., 540-552-3211.