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    Thursday, January 07 2021
    Patricia Ann Bagley Hancock

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 02:06 pm   |  Permalink   |  23 Comments  |  Email
    Ann was an exceptional nurse, a person of breathtaking compassion for those in her care. I had the honor of working with and learning from her for 17 years at Heritage Hall. She was a model of caring and helped teach our physicians-in-training how to see the nursing home residents as human beings to be respected. The lasting effect of her work can be seen in the practices of over 150 family physicians who she helped train. Thank you, Ann!
    Posted by Dr. Charles Rosenbaum on 01/09/2021 - 04:11 PM
    I am so sorry to hear about Ann. I thought so much of her and was so shocked to learn how much she had been going through. Comfort and praying for Tammy and her family. Love you all
    Posted by Joyce H. CARTER on 01/09/2021 - 04:50 PM
    Our heartfelt sympathies to the family during this sad time. Ann was quite the character and will be missed by many. Love and Hugs! Chuck and Connie Bagley
    Posted by Connie Bagley on 01/09/2021 - 04:52 PM
    I am so sorry to hear about Ann. I thought so much of her and was so shocked to learn how much she had been going through. Comfort and praying for Tammy and her family. Love you all
    Posted by Joyce H. CARTER on 01/09/2021 - 04:56 PM
    My sympathy is with Ann's family. May you be given the strength you need in the days ahead.
    Posted by NANCY MARSHALL ALDER on 01/09/2021 - 05:23 PM
    I wasn't blessed to spend as much time with Aunt Ann as many others but she will definitely be missed. Ashley would call her and if I was around she would always want to talk to me as well. I remember our last conversation very well. She wanted to thank me again for being a pall bearer in Herman's funeral. It's sad to think I will not be able to do have that honor for her due to present circumstances. Prayers for the family and all those that was blessed to know Ann.
    Posted by Josh Jones on 01/09/2021 - 05:37 PM
    Losing a beloved mother is so very hard. May the loving Father of us all hold you close and comfort you. Karen
    Posted by Karen Ball on 01/09/2021 - 06:39 PM
    Beautiful person who will be missed.
    Posted by Toby and Karin Blankenship on 01/09/2021 - 07:08 PM
    Thoughts and prayers to each of you during this difficult time. Ann was such a beautiful and kind person. With sincere sympathy, Kay Shields Martin
    Posted by Kay Shields Martin on 01/09/2021 - 07:09 PM
    Ann was a fine lady. Blessings, thoughts and prayers, Betsy
    Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 01/09/2021 - 07:17 PM
    I am so sad to hear about your sister. May God give you comfort during these times. My prayers are with you and family. Love Elaine and Craig
    Posted by Elaine Jones Stepp on 01/09/2021 - 07:21 PM
    Our prayers are with you.
    Posted by Linda Soper and David Eisenhauer on 01/09/2021 - 07:59 PM
    How odd it is, during this time of isolation and unrest, to not gather our family to celebrate the life of one of our own. This must not be easy on any of you, but please know in your hearts, we are there in spirit and thought. My sincerest condolences to each of you. I have fond memories of Anne, and recently learned through Lori Jackson that she and her cousins were close, just as and mine and myself are. We Bagley's are a wonderful family, and Anne was a loved member. Thinking of each of you, Diana Bagley Tucker (Daughter of Fred and Donna Bagley, and Granddaughter of Claiborne and Emily Bagley)
    Posted by Diana Bagley Tucker on 01/09/2021 - 09:04 PM
    Grayson, Eldridge and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. GOD bless each of you! Ginna Wilson
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 01/10/2021 - 08:32 AM
    Love this lady. I knew her from Heritage Hall and the office of Mark Reitz,D D.S. She was a light in my life and others
    Posted by Naleen Cordle on 01/10/2021 - 08:47 AM
    Love this lady. I knew her from Heritage Hall and the office of Mark Reitz,D D.S. She was a light in my life and others
    Posted by Naleen Cordle on 01/10/2021 - 08:48 AM
    If there was ever an angel of God living among us it was definitely Ann. She as an example that all of us could follow to be a better person. Prayers of Hope and Comfort for her family
    Posted by Dicky Harris on 01/10/2021 - 10:13 AM
    Dear Patricia, I'm sorry we never met this side of Heaven, but I heard enough from Tamela to feel like we were friends and I'll definitely look you up when I get there. I know how hard it is to raise decent humans, so I know you were a wonderful Mom. Thank you for the legacy you leave behind. Godspeed.
    Posted by Debb on 01/10/2021 - 03:59 PM
    I am so sorry for this loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
    Posted by Carol Wood on 01/10/2021 - 06:22 PM
    My sympathy is with your family. May you be given the strength you need in the day ahead.
    Posted by NANCY MARSHALL ALDER on 01/13/2021 - 09:18 PM
    Ann will surely be missed.
    Posted by Chelsie Rhoads on 01/14/2021 - 08:23 AM
    My love, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you today and in the days ahead. May The Comforter abide with you and grant you peace beyond human understanding.
    Posted by Loretta Eidson on 01/17/2021 - 10:08 AM
    Heartfelt sympathy to the family. She was a sweet lady. May God comfort you all during this time.
    Posted by Mike Pettry on 01/18/2021 - 11:53 AM

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    Patricia Ann Bagley Hancock went into the arms of her Lord and Savior on January 7, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Waverly Bagley and Patsy Hardie Bagley, and the devoted wife of Herman Bryce Hancock of Victoria from 1961 until his death in 2018. Survivors include her daughter, Tamela Ann Hancock Murray (John) of Northern Virginia, two granddaughters, Jill Ha (Joel) of South Korea, and Ann Murray of Northern Virginia. She is also survived by two brothers, Eldridge Bagley (Beth) and Grayson Bagley (Nancy), of Lunenburg County. Born during the January blizzard of 1940, Ann was welcomed to a loving home on a family farm with no electricity or running water, where they lived as a new house was being built by the Bagley brothers. This home anchors the Bagley homeplace today. Bred from a hale and hardy line of feisty women, Ann graduated from Kenbridge High School and then completed coursework at Petersburg General Hospital to become a Registered Nurse. After settling in Victoria with her new husband, she worked at local hospitals. She served for many years as a caring and compassionate private duty nurse for patients with prominent names. Later, she was an exceptional and respected nurse at Heritage Hall nursing home in Blackstone, Virginia, working there for 28 years until her retirement. Doctors who partnered with her still offer her well-earned praise, and she formed genuine friendships with her coworkers and a number of the patients’ family members. Among her joys was a philodendron plant from a patient, which she nurtured for well over thirty years. Ann loved animals and always owned what she called a “sooner” rescue dog, meaning that the dog would just as soon be one breed as another. A childhood story illustrates her love of animals. Suffering from rheumatic fever at the age of twelve, she enjoyed seeing her pet nanny goat, Snowflake, from her window. One day, her daddy sold Snowflake to Willis Cage, who planned to cook goat stew. Ann was so upset by this that her daddy repurchased Snowflake. Ann loved parties and was known for her amazing New Year’s Day celebrations featuring a humongous spread of food she prepared herself. She was known for her homemade Shrimp Cocktail sauce, Swedish Meatballs, and Sea Leg Salad. Every day of the year, her phone rang off the hook with calls from a myriad of friends and family members. She did state a preference for receiving no calls during her favorite TV program, Wheel of Fortune. Anyone who knew Ann loved her for her countless wonderful qualities, including warmth, honesty, and kindness. She always told her daughter, “Be true to yourself.” She followed her own advice. Those who were close to her now have an Ann-shaped hole in their hearts, a place that Ann filled with eternal love and undying support. Ann’s family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the many local people who offered their assistance as she struggled to live independently after her husband’s death. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Because of the pandemic, services will be private. Those who would like to remember Ann are welcome to contribute to one of the following:

    Thrift’s Chapel United Methodist Church
    Mr. Charles Palmer, Treasurer
    310 Red Banks Road
    Victoria, Virginia 23974

    Victoria Rescue Squad

    Staples Funeral Home, Victoria in charge of arrangements.

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