William Bradford Hancock
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William Bradford "Bill" Hancock, 68, passed away February 22, 2021. He was a native of Portsmouth, VA and graduated from Churchland High School. Bill was a very talented musician and loved to play his guitar for everyone around. He was extremely skilled and well-known by many for his mastery at cabinetry. He is preceded in death by his son, Jesse Chapple Hancock; his parents Thomas "Chap" and Nina Hancock; and his sister Jenny Hancock Dawley.

He is survived by his daughters Ava Spring Lawrence and Windy Eve Hancock; grandchildren, Callie McPherson, Kelcee Lawrence, Jasmine Lawrence and Jaycek Lawrence; siblings, Kathy Grillo (Sam) and Tommy Hancock; and many nieces and nephews. His daughters will be arranging a gathering for friends and family in the next few days. Condolences may be registered at BWFosterFuneralHome.com. "You were only waiting for this moment to be free."
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 28, 2021.
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To the daughters and other family of Bill, I remember Bill (Billy) well from Churchland Assembly of God many years back. He was a regular at one time for worship services and the men's meetings. I considered him a friend. I think about him occasionally as I have a shelf in the kitchen he made in the 1990s for my now deceased mother. We see every week the furniture and cabinets he made for the church. He was so very gifted for wood working. He is now with the Lord Jesus Messiah forever in fabulous peace, joy and perfect health. Thanks be to GOD! May the peace of our Prince of Peace Jesus Messiah be with all of you at this time and always.
Denny Hollowell
Friend
March 3, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Beth Wall
Friend
March 1, 2021
I moved recently and as I packed the jewelry box Billy made for me years ago I decided to look for him. Billy worked for me at Heritage Woodworks, was still employed there when I sold the business. My condolences to Billy’s family and friends.
Karen Greenhalgh
Coworker
March 1, 2021
I grew up with Bill around on Sundays after services as he was a freind of my father. He offered me my first job and I got to know him more personally during that time. He was a genuine person with a great sense of humor. So sorry for your loss Spring and Windy as well as the rest of the family.
ANDRIA SHEPPARD
Family
March 1, 2021
Windy
Daughter
March 1, 2021
Windy
Daughter
March 1, 2021
Windy Hancock
Daughter
March 1, 2021
Windy
Daughter
March 1, 2021
I spent many afternoons hanging out Billy and listening to music in his room. I can still remember Cream-Disraeli Gears & Wheels of Fire albums. Haven't seen him in fifty years but I can still remember those few years we hung out, the best of times.
ROBIN FULTON
February 28, 2021
I only remember Billy's warm heart, and grand smile. He left a large, lasting imprint on the my remembrance, and reserved lasting prayers for him, and his loving family. Flip
Philip McManus
Friend
February 27, 2021
Saddened to hear about the family’s loss. Praying for peace and comfort!! With love, Deborah Holland Byrum and Julie Holland Major
Julie Major
Family
February 26, 2021
Spring and Windy,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Peace and love to all.
sandy Lewis
Friend
February 24, 2021
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