Danese Hancock Welch Born on July 24, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, Danese Hancock was the first child of Victoria Mays Hancock and Dan H. Hancock, Sr. and she grew up in the heart of South Memphis on Stephens Place, near Mississippi and Walker. She was a Memphis City Schools Elementary Reading Teacher for 35 years before retiring in 1999 and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Danese peacefully transitioned to her eternal home on July,19 2020. She is survived by her devoted son Shawn P. Welch and daughter-in-law Renee S. Welch of Chicago; sisters-in-law Jacqueline Welch Burke of Atlanta and Anne Marie Hancock of Memphis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends. A public viewing is scheduled for Friday July 24, 2020 from 4 until 6 P.M. at R. S. Lewis and Sons 2944 Walnut Grove Rd. Service of celebration will be 10 AM Saturday July 25, also at R. S. Lewis with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Due to Covid19 restrictions, all who enter for public viewing are required to wear mask. As well due to the limited number of occupancy the service can be streamed via RS Lewis Live Stream on Facebook.
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