Helen "Ginny" Virginia Hancock

September 29, 1926 — May 28, 2022

James Island

Helen "Ginny" Virginia Hancock

Helen Virginia Hancock, "Ginny" was born on September 29, 1926 to Lyman and Helen Earhart in Westminster, Maryland. Ginny's graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Bethany Cemetery, 10 Cunnington Avenue, Charleston at 2pm.  Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.-Downtown Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.  

Ginny graduated from the Maryland Institute of Art and was a prolific artist for all of her life.  She was married for 74 years to Alvis Arnold Hancock who was transferred to the Charleston Exxon Plant in 1956 and together they raised 3 daughters.  Ginny was a member of Bethany Methodist Church.  She was also a long time member of the Charleston Artist Guild and was recognized in Charleston as a leading figure in the local art community.  Her artwork was the winner of the 1995 Piccolo Spoleto Poster Contest.  In her later years Ginny donated many paintings which still grace the halls of many nonprofits such as schools, churches and nursing homes. 

Ginny is survived by her loving husband, Al, her 3 daughters, Carliss Prosser (David), Betty J. Smith, and Carol Koon (Kerry). Her grandchildren include Zachary Parker, Monica Moore (Kenny), Lolly Koon (Anthony), Ginger Litman-Koon (Kris), Kimberly Koon, Christian Smith (Abbey) and great-grandchildren Dixie Parker, Drew Moore, Kyle Moore (Alison), Stella and Virginia Litman-Koon, Grey and Warren Miller, and two great great-grandchildren, Karson and Kyle Lee Moore.  

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to My Sister's House, PO Box 71171, North Charleston, SC 29415.  

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