Funeral Announcement – Wildy Raiford “J R” Hancock, Jr

On Saturday May 15th, 2021, Wildy Raiford Hancock, Jr., loving son, loving brother, and loving friend went to be with his Lord. He is joyously singing with his father, mother, and sister in Heaven.  J R, as he was known to all was born November 2, 1963 in Yazoo City at Kings Daughters Hospital. He was a joyful, soft hearted boy who grew to be a joyful, soft hearted man. No dog, cat, bird, coon, or any of God’s creatures were denied love and care from J R. He was extremely loyal and brought light, laughter, and fun into our lives.  He loved many things, a few are Basketball, Horse Shows, Fishing, singing at the top of his lungs and dancing without care wherever he was. He would say to us all “Throw your hands in the air like you don’t care!” What a wonderful way to be remembered.  Just like us all, he wasn’t perfect, but he had such a love and was such a light in our life. He was too young to go, we will miss him terribly, beyond comprehension, but we will rejoice in the knowledge that he Loved The Lord, is now of clear mind, pain free, and hugging his family in Heaven.  J R was a graduate of Tri-County Academy, graduate of Ole Miss, and The Beloved Softball Coach of The Bentonia Reds. He loved his girls and was so proud of them.  He was preceded in death by his mother; Patty Hancock, his father; Raiford Hancock, and his sister; Randa Hancock Buster.  He is survived by his baby sister; Resa Curry (David), brother; Roger Hancock (Amy) and many nieces and nephews.  Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City will be Friday May 28th at 10:00 A.M. in Marblehead Cemetery on Highway 433 South, Bentonia.