Mary Ann Hancock
July 2, 1947 – November 29, 2019
Mary Ann Warren Hancock, 72, of Somerville, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, in Bryan.
She was born to Albert J. and Edna Johnson Warren in Bryan, Texas. Her parents were farmers, and from them she learned the beautiful work ethic that she held all of her life. From her parents she also learned how to create and sustain a loving, caring family of children whom she loved with all her heart.
She met the love of her life, Alfred Hancock, in Navasota, and after they married they made their home in Navasota. Later they relocated back to Wellborn, where they had five children, Lisa Gayle, Mary Elizabeth, Jesse Allen, William Franklin, and Alice Michelle Hancock.
Mrs. Hancock spent her final years in Somerville, where her son, Jesse, was her primary loving caregiver. Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her daughter, Alice Michelle (Sissy).
She was creative as an artist with paint brushes as well as creating wonderful meals in the kitchen and sewing attractive creations. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother during her lifetime as well as her husband when he became ill.
Mary Ann and Alfred created a loving home, “The Hancock Homeplace,” filled with love of family, and it was filled with arts and crafts that Mary Ann made herself. She created beautiful oil paintings on canvas, she created and fired her own clay sculptures, and she was a fantastic seamstress, who made most of the children’s clothing when they were young. Her cooking was legendary and she was a master at making up her own recipes! Outside the home, she had a beautiful garden and the most attractive hummingbird feeders, which brought her great delight.
Many children who were not born to Mary Ann and Alfred called the Hancock Homeplace their home, too, and they identified with Mary Ann as their second mom, a title that she cherished. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and of all things in her life, family was the most important to her.
In addition to being a homemaker, Mrs. Hancock held several jobs, sometimes more than one job at a time, to make certain that her family had everything they needed. She was a loving, caring mother who showed everyone around her faithful friendship and unconditional love. In precious spare time, she enjoyed reading science fiction and fantasy books, and anything with a dragon in the story. Her tenacity and fearlessness was much like that of a dragon and she would do everything she could to protect, care, and provide for her children, who simply adored her.
Mrs. Hancock is survived by her children, Lisa Gayle McGeeHee, Mary Elizabeth Stallings, Jesse Allen Hancock and wife Dovie, and William Franklin Hancock and their respective spouses and families, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as other beloved relatives, including Elizabeth Plagens Boyd, her cousin who was like a sister to her throughout her life.
Her Life Tribute Celebration Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 9am in the Wellborn Cemetery, officiated by Certified Life Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield.
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