Dorothy Nettles Hancock

Dorothy Nettles Hancock, 73, native of Hampton and lifetime Peninsula resident, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023. Mrs. Hancock worked in childcare at Big Bethel KinderCare, finding joy in the people there of all ages.

She is survived by her brother, William M. Nettles; her son, Paul Hancock; and her daughter, Liz Ritter.

The family will have a visitation at Peninsula Funeral Home on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hampton Special Olympics, Area 22.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Mark & Courtney Worrall

    Paul and family, We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We love you Paul and we wish you all the very best of everything in life. You will always be our friend. Sending you all lots of love, hugs and prayers.


    Bill, Paul, and Liz – Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I have many fond memories of all the fun times I had with Betty and her parents on Stonehurst. My thoughts are with all of you. May Betty rest in peace.

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