Alice Majors Hancock

Salisbury – Alice (Majors) Hancock, 75, transitioned peacefully to her heavenly home on June 6, 2022. She was born in Princess Anne to the late Howard R. Briddelle and Anne Mulcahy Briddell.

Alice graduated from Washington-High School in Princess Anne in 1964 and from Salisbury State College with a BS.degree in 1969. She taught at her beloved Pinehurst Elementary School for 30 years and at Bennett Middle School for 6 years. Among the staff at Pinehurst, she was known for her humorous retirement skits and poems, and her students were especially fond of her lab coat days and mental math drills. Following retirement, she volunteered at the Junior Board at PRMC and the bookstore in the Wicomico Library. She loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church, Princess Anne, in her early years, and is currently a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Salisbury where she helped with the monthly Senior Socials, the Thanksgiving basket projects, funeral meals, the Food Bank distribution team, and the monthly newsletter. She was a member of the Martha Circle and Apple Dumpling Gang and served as a teller and greeter for church services.Alice loved spending time with her four grandchildren, perusing the local library for books, watching old classic movies, traveling, playing cards with friends and family, and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, Jay (Crystal) Majors of Beaufort, NC, and Andy (Elizabeth) Majors of Fort Mill, SC and four grandchildren, Raegan, Morgan, Holland, and Lois. She is also survived by her brother Arthur (Artie) Briddelle (Cheryl) of Princess Anne, and special niece Traci Briddelle Martin as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Howard R. Briddelle, Jr.

Alice was so thankful for friends and family members who made these last years of her earthly life such a wonderful time for her. She was also very grateful to the exceptional team at the Macky & Pam Stansell House. Coastal Hospice has been the most unexpected blessing to Alice during her battle with glioblastoma.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, June 13, 2022, at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. 11673 Somerset Ave, Princess Anne, MD where friends may call one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to Bethany Lutheran Church, (817 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801) or to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 Live streaming begins at 3:45 P.M. www.youtube.com and type Hinman Funeral Home in the search bar.

4 comments to Alice Majors Hancock

  • Wayne Ross

    I will always remember Alice Anne as a friendly and happy classmate. She included everyone and was always there to help. Sock hops at lunch time and dancing to the twist –Chubby Checker. Voted the class clown – always cheerful. I will miss her.

    Rest in peace.

  • Ellen Crawford Price

    I am very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and my very favorite teacher.

  • Jerry Mulcahy

    I have fond memories of summer days long ago playing with Alice and Artie in Revel’s Neck. Years passed and we were rarely in touch, but after the grim diagnosis was given, we communicated frequently. Although the prognosis was dire, we had light-hearted and cheerful discussions. She was a fine person who deserved the solid support offered by Artie and Staci and her close friends over these past months. My condolences to all. 

  • Dear Jay & Andy,
    I send you my deepest condolences in the loss of your mother. I know she was a loving, caring and supportive mom. Our families have fondly shared memories of High Banks and Pinehurst neighborhoods. My thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time.
    Most sincerely,
    Susan Robson

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