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BABY DALLE HANCOCK

September 13, 1926 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

Baby Dalle (Tuck) Hancock, was born September 13, 1926, in Mineola, TX to Roy Tuck and Minnie
Collins. Baby and her younger siblings were raised by their grandmother, Anna Lee Collins, in the family
home on 511 Baker Street. Education was strongly emphasized by her family. Baby attended the
Mineola Colored School. An excellent student, she graduated high school at sixteen then attended
Texas College. Baby was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a historically Black sorority.
In 1947, Baby married Forest Hancock. They were quickly blessed with four sons. Forest, a Navy
serviceman, relocated the family to San Diego, CA in 1951. In 1953, upon Forest’s return from the
Korean War, they were blessed with three more sons. Baby and Forest purchased their first home in
Linda Vista. In 1965, she would give birth to their eighth son. In 1974, they adopted a ninth son.
Baby lived a Christ centered life. In 1963, Forest would establish his own church, Freewill Missionary
Baptist Church where Baby was a founder, First Lady, and Mother of the Church until her passing. As a
self-taught pianist, she also served as the Musical Director at Freewill.
Baby would return to college and in 1970 received her bachelor’s in education and teaching credential
from California Western University. Her first teaching position was at Juarez Lincoln Elementary in Chula
Vista. In June 1976, she received her master’s in education from United States International University.
She also took part in a study abroad program, studying for several weeks in both Kenya and London.
After several years as an educator, she retired from teaching in 1990. Baby was also a talented quilter, a
skill learned from her grandmother. Her love for quilting led her to eventually travel to the Amish
community in Pennsylvania to quilt with the Amish firsthand.
Baby was proceeded in death by her husband Forest Hancock, her son James Hancock, and her grandson
Arthur Hancock.
Baby is survived by her siblings, Willie Lewis Brown Jr., James Lee Walton and Royetta Tuck; her sons,
Arthur, Dwight, Roy, Stephen, Chester, Forest, Jessie and Joseph; 16 grandchildren; several great-
grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Funeral services will be held on March 29, 2022, at 10:30am at Second Baptist Church in Linda Vista.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
March 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MEMORY CHAPEL OF ANDERSON-RAGSDALE MORTUARY
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Funeral Service
Tuesday
March 29, 2022

10:30 AM
Linda Vista Second Baptist Church
2705 Korink Ave
San Diego, CA 92111

Interment
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

11:30 AM
Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518

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