Dessie Elizabeth Hancock

Updated March 1, 2015 0:26 AM

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at 1:32 a.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2000

• TISHOMINGO -- Services for Dessie Elizabeth Hancock, Russett, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joey Lansdale officiating.

Interment will follow at Condon Grove Cemetery. Born Jan. 6, 1933, at Washington, Pa., to John Clyde and Florence White Wesley, she died Dec. 28, 2000, at Tishomingo.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Wesley and John Wesley. She married Thomas Lee Hancock Sept. 5, 1968, at Winterhaven, Ill. Mrs. Hancock recently had a poem published in "America at the Millennium -- the Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century." She was an ordained minister and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; five sons, Brent Williams, Phoenix, Bryan Williams, Ardmore, William B. Williams, Mayer, Ariz., Robert W. Hancock, Wheatland, Md. and Brian Hancock, Phoenix; five daughters, Melissa Smith, Phoenix, Carla Carter, Tishomingo, Patti Hancock, Phoenix, Chrislene Hancock, Phoenix, and Pamela Hancock, Phoenix; one brother, Riley Wesley, Piscataway, N.J.; two sisters, Virginia Phillips. Washington, and Shelia LaSchinsky, Piscataway; 27 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.