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Annie Mae Hancock

September 28, 1930 ~ June 30, 2022 (age 91)

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​Celebrating the Life of . . . 


Our dear daughter, mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend, Mrs. Annie Mae Hancock passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Annie was a sole surviving twin, birthed to the late Henry and Ada Mae Gibson on September 28, 1930, in the small and quaint town of Hochheim, Texas.

Annie began her education in Yoakum, Texas and ended her studies in the Austin Independent School District.

Early in life, Annie was an avid church goer, dedicating her life to Christ and serving as an usher.

On November 6, 1947, Annie married Lewis Edward Washington, with whom she bore 8 children-Lewis Washington Jr. (Wilma), Gloria Jean Bunton, Larry Joe Washington (Sugi), Harold Eugene Washington (d. 1958), Leon Washington (d. 1958), Joyce Marie Thompson-Hill, Jerrell Earl Washington (d. 1985), and Beverly Ann Polk. Having suffered the loss of two young children to a tragic fire, Annie, along with the unwavering support of her mother, managed to remain a devoted and loving daughter and mother. 

Annie began a new life with Willie Lee Hancock on October 2, 1976.  They remained in matrimony until his death on September 24, 2005. 

Annie's love for, and interest in others, was unbounded. She was a cook at Johnston High School and cafeteria monitor at-Sims Elementary School for many years. She was, affectionately, known as "·Mrs. Washington," the lady serving up hot meals and tough love to the children in the schools and the neighborhood. Annie's love was shared with the older ones and anyone else in need of care, as well. For more than 30 years, she worked as a home health care giver for Girling Health Care. Annie Mae had an uncanny and admirable relationship with her, dearly, departed mother, Ada Mae. The two were inseparable. Where one was, the other was never too far away. Ada Mae helped Annie through the darkest moments in her life, especially, as she was forced co heal from the grief of losing her baby boys-Harold Eugene and Leon. Ada Mae didn't miss a beat. She was right there for Annie and her surviving children. Annie returned the love to her mother, grateful to have her by her side. Annie Mae walked with her mother through her journey of life, as well. As Ada Mae walked her miles, Annie walked alongside her until she took her final breath.  Annie Mae cultivated many memorable relationships with others throughout her lifetime. She was a woman of many words­ some we had to take with a grain of salt; others filled with love and truth. Anyone who knew Annie Mae Hancock learned a valuable lesson, or two. She loved her family and did what she could to provide the support they needed.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: 5 remaining children; 1 Step Daughter: Mildred Wade; 13 grandchildren: Mary Bishop, Larry Washington, Jr., Leonard James Washington, Andrew James Washington, Michael Polk, Jr., Brittney Danielle Polk, Owren Keith Hill, Nathan Hill, Leroy Hill, Diana Hill, Marion Thompson, J.J. Thompson, and Shenia Thompson; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her dear and devoted cousins: Elaine and Sam Robinson, Barry "Stockings" Fatherree, Dennis Fatherree, Abbie Ricks; and, in loving memory of son-in-law DeShay Bunton (Gloria Jean) and son-in-law Michael Daryl Polk, Sr. (Beverly), cousin Ken Fatherree.

Annie's years have been full of warm and loving memories made possible by the support of family friends and friends of friends. Much gratitude is due to those who touched her heart over the years. Special thanks to Roy (Butch) Hill, Danny Fowler, Joe Flores, Aquila "Cleo" McNeal, Stephanie Price, and Charlea McNeal. To all who offered kind words, shared in the celebration of the life of Annie Mae Hancock before, thank you very much. May the memory of our beloved Annie Mae Hancock remain forever in Your hearts.

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July 13, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Phillips-Upshaw & Richard Funeral Home (Richard Chapel)
1410 E 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Graveside Service
July 14, 2022

10:30 AM
Cook-Walden (Memorial Hills)
14501 N I-35
Pflugerville, TX 78660

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