Martha Jane Pruitte Hancock, age 80, of Craig Street, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1941 in Gaston County to the late Joseph Lawrence and Edith Inez Anthony Pruitte.
Jane was employed as a waitress with Home Folks Café for 52 years. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. Her home was always open to her family and friends. Jane also looked forward to her annual “sister’s weekend” at Oak Island Beach.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George William “Junior” Hancock; sister, Brenda Harbinson.
She is survived by her children, Theresa Abernethy (Rodney) of Cherryville, Joey Hancock of Cherryville and Gary Dean Hancock (Lisa) of Cherryville, five grandchildren Jason Hancock, Hannah Short (Kyle), Kelsey Price (Zach), Zachary Hancock, and Kinzy Hancock, great grandchildren Lane Hancock, Jase Hancock, Levi Hancock, Hadley Price, Blakely Price, Paxton Price, Jett Cronland, Nev Hancock, and Blair Hancock; and two sisters, Pat Ginn (Dan), and Carolyn Hanlin (Ken).
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7pm Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services, and other times at the home of Jane Hancock.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Monday, June 28, 2021 at First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Mark Poe officiating.
Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County at hpccr.org or First Wesleyan Church of Cherryville, 800 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
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