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Joyce Hancock

Posted By Hall-Wynne On April 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Joyce Ann Hancock, 76, died Easter Sunday following a long illness. Joyce was born in High Point on April 15, 1938 to Jewell Roosevelt Keith and Jeffie Josephine Collins Keith. Mrs. Hancock retired in 1999, after 37 years, from Duke Hospital in Durham. Joyce, along with Hank Holland, became the first people, in Duke Hospital’s history, certified by the American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology as cardio-pulmonary perfusionists. She was an avid reader and bowler, and most recently enjoyed playing games on her computer. She was preceded by her husband, Karl M. Hancock and a brother, Floyd Green.

Surviving are: a son, Alan Hancock of Emerald Isle; a daughter, Pamela Moore and husband, Kenneth of Durham; two step-sons, Karl Hancock and wife, Theresa of Hillsborough, Michael Hancock and wife, Kelly of Durham; two sisters, Betty Walker and Jewel Blake, both of Durham; two grandchildren; Amber Bullard and husband, Phillip of Hillsborough, Cameron Moore of Durham; four step-grandchildren, Troy Hancock and wife, Denise of Wilmington, Pepper Pollard and husband, David of Hillsborough; Michelle Rigsbee and husband, Jonathan of Raleigh, Joshua Hancock and wife, Amanda of Durham; three great-grandchildren, Jalonah, Mason, Camyah and by many step great-grandchildren.

The family will be present 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham. Graveside services will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham. Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com. See Obituaries.

Condolences for the family of “Joyce Hancock”

Condolence from Harold Bowden on April 21st, 2014 12:00 am

My prayers and condolence to her family at this time of sorrow.
Her friendship made my afternoons at work much more enjoyable, and I will remember her humor that made my day.
Truly a great friend that I will surely miss.

Condolence from Barbara Finley on April 21st, 2014 12:00 am

I’ve known Joyce for many years. She was with my husband in 1976 when he had surgery. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from Ruth & David Collins on April 21st, 2014 12:00 am

Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Cherish your memories!

Condolence from Elaine Johnson on April 22nd, 2014 12:00 am

I am sadden to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Condolence from Billie Cassidy on April 23rd, 2014 12:00 am


I am so sorry for your lose. I am praying for you and all the family. I hope that you feel God’s peace at this time.

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on May 14th, 2014 12:00 am

I am sorry to read about the loss of your loved one. The pain is tremendous even with the passing of time. There are scriptures, in the Bible to help provide relief of grief & distress. The hearer of prayers. Ps. 65:2 A source of comfort in times of grief & distress.

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