Sheila Leigh Colgan-Hancock

Sheila Leigh Colgan-Hancock, 60, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2023, surrounded by numerous loving family members.   She was a native of Newport News.  Shelia was honored to have worked as a nurse for most of her life and took great pride in caring for others.

She was preceded in rest by her son, Jared E. Hancock, and father, William (Bill) H. Colgan, and is survived by her daughter Christine Leigh Hancock Carter, mother, Judith A. Colgan, and four grandchildren, Alexis Leigh Carter, Sylas Ryan Carter, Brantley Hays Carter, and Christopher David Langille. 

Services will be held privately.  Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.


  1. Telisa Holcomb(Terrill, Worley)

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Shelia. We were best friends when we were young and went to the same church Boulevard., Baptist. Again I am so sorry for your loss

  2. Alisha Cox

    Sheila and I were best friends throughout our middle and high school years into our adult years. I am so sorry to hear. I know she loved her family but was in a lot of pain. Your in my prayers. I love Sheila and will miss her.

  3. Johnny Light

    To Sheila’s family and friends, I have only just now learned this sad news. I am deeply sorry for your loss and can only think that she is now in a better place. Sheila and I grew up across the street from each other in Newport News and shared a love of music. In fact, we used to practice in the family’s garage. I remember that she loved the band Firefall and we would practice a number of their songs. I used to tell her that I thought that she had one of the most beautiful singing voices that I had ever heard and that she should pursue music as a career because I thought that she was truly that good. Rest in peace Sheila you have earned it.

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