Elleise T. Hancock

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2007

SEDLEY—Elleise Tillery Hancock, 94, widow of Herbert Phillip Hancock, died Dec. 24, 2007.

Mrs. Hancock was born in Bertie County, N.C., a daughter of the late David Linwood and Lessie Adair Taylor Tillery.

She was predeceased by a son, H. Phillip Hancock Jr.; four sisters, Marie T. Hancock, Beatrice T. Halsey, Beverly T. Johnson and Catherine (Kitty) Daughtrey; and three brothers, Henry, Julian, and Hubert Tillery.

She was retired from Hubbard Peanut Co. and was a member of Sedley Baptist Church and its WMU.

Survivors include her grandson, Jason Matthew Hancock of Ruther Glen, Va; one sister, Lessie T. Edwards of Franklin; one brother, T. Cecil Tillery and wife Rita of Sedley; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and suggests memorials be made to Sedley Baptist Church, 17494 Johnson’s Mill Road, Sedley 23878; the Activities Fund of East Pavilion, 100 Fairview Drive, Franklin, Va. 23851; or a favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org