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Gordon Lewis Hancock

September 18, 1957 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 60)

Gordon Lewis Hancock was born on September 18, 1957, to Margaret Lucille McCullough from Clarksville, Texas and Bealie Hancock from Kearnes, Texas. The couple met after they both moved to Dallas and married in the 1940's. They purchased a home at 4707 Cowan Drive. They lived, worked, and eventually started their own janitor business from which they were able to retire. Lewis was the baby boy of several siblings: four brothers - Ralph who passed away on September 24, 2017, Dwayne, Dwight, and Anthony; and two sisters - Alfreda Gene who passed away before she turned 2 years old and Judy, the baby girl. 

Lewis attended K.B. Polk Elementary, Carrie Junior High, and Thomas Jefferson High School where he learned until the 11th grade. After dropping out of school, Lewis started working various jobs and purchased his first motorcycle. That's when life began. Lewis realized he was given special hands and could fix anything he touched. So, during his free time, he enjoyed hanging with friends or working on cars. He had a special friend that he knew from elementary that always made him smile; the two courtedon and off. She moved away to Chicago and returned years later. When they ran into each other again, she had two little girls, Octavia and Aisha. Lewis realized that he was not going to let her get away this time, as she was the best woman for him. Marcella and Lewis got together and had five boys and one daughter: Layson, Gordon Lewis, Jayson, Jamar, Marsel, and Jamecisa. After having all their children, they decided to marry in1987. Marcella and Lewis loved each other in a way that was unexplainable, and he knew her heart was skipping to the beat of loving him and their kids. They worked, raised their family, and finally moved to Garland in 1998 when they purchased a home on Matador. 

Lewis was a hardworking man who always wanted more. He started his own business, Building Maintenance Service, as a sub-contractor. The business took off so fast. Lewis was a kind guy. He was stern but loved to have a good time. He loved restoring cars, working hard, and relaxing with a drink. Lewis was a determined, successful husband, brother, and father.He leaves behind his wife, eight children, 17 grandchildren, three brothers, one sister, nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of family and friends. Lewis will be forever missed and love in our hearts.

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