Official Obituary of

Diane Hancock

September 24, 1958 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Diane Hancock Obituary

In Loving Memory of Diane Patrice Brown-Hancock

Surrounded by her loving family, Diane Patrice Brown-Hancock peacefully passed away on

February 25, 2024, in Bristow, VA. Diane was born on September 24, 1958 in Alexandria, VA.

She was the cherished daughter of Asa Brown and Virginia Brown. Although she was born in

Northern Virginia, she was a longtime resident of Williamsburg, Virginia and loved every aspect

of the area’s rich history.

In addition to being a widow of late John Hancock Jr., Diane was a loving mother to her three

sons, Philip, John, and Jesse, and her daughter, Kimberly. Family meant everything to her and

her love extended to her 11 grandchildren. She took pride everyday in being a mother and


A true lover of literature, Diane found solace in the works of James Patterson and Stephen King.

Her passion for reading enriched her life and left a lasting impression on those around her. In

addition to her love for books, Diane had a special affection for horses, finding joy and

connection in their graceful presence.

Diane enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, often exploring the aisles of Goodwills and thrift

stores in pursuit of hidden treasures. Her appreciation for the beauty in the ordinary endeared her

to those who knew her best.

Though she faced illness with grace, Diane’s spirit remained resilient. Her memory will forever

be etched in the hearts of her brothers, James, Doug, Peter, Jeff, and Martin, and her sister, Carol.

Diane’s legacy is one of love, kindness, and a zest for life that touched everyone fortunate

enough to have known her.

May she rest in eternal peace.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11am followed by a funeral service at 12 noon at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Ave. La Plata, Maryland 20646.

Burial will be held afterwards at Wesleyan Memorial Gardens of Laplata, 9690 Shepherds Creek

Pl. LaPlata, MD 20646.

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March 2, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
211 St. Mary's Ave.
LA PLATA, Maryland 20646

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
211 St. Mary's Ave.
LA PLATA, Maryland 20646

Interment following funeral service
March 2, 2024

Wesleyan Memorial Gardens
9690 Sheperds Creek Pl.
LaPlata, MD 20646


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