Carla Gayle Smith Hancock, 72, went home to be with the Lord on December 12, 2021, after a courageous battle with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Carla was born on December 1, 1949, in Vivian, LA to J.C. “Bubo” Smith and Maxine Corzine Smith. She grew up in Vivian, LA and went to Vivian Elementary/Middle School and North Caddo High School, where she was a Majorette and graduated in 1967. She then attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA. Carla enjoyed being a wife and homemaker. After raising her three children, she worked for the Caddo Parish Special Programs Center in Shreveport, LA from 1995-2005 before retiring to take care of her husband, Tim, who had Alzheimer’s Disease.
Carla was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 43 years, Timothy Wayne Hancock.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jennifer Hancock Frierson and husband, Tannie; grandsons, Timothy Hancock Frierson and Matthew Allen Frierson, all of Shreveport, LA; son, Timothy Joshua Hancock and Kristy Cassel, both of Shreveport, LA; son, Philip Jacob Hancock and wife Tiffany; grandchildren, Alex, Sophie, and Beaux Jaxon, all of Windsor, CO; stepson, Troy Hancock Erickson, of Ogden, Utah; brother, Elwin Smith and wife, Carolyn; sister-in-law, Candace Hancock Broyles and husband Allen; nephews, Matthew Allen Broyles, Mark Anderson Broyles, and Joel David Broyles; cousins, Glenn Hogue and Sheila Hogue Leet; and many loved ones and friends.
The family would like to thank the medical staff of Christus Highland Hospital, Christus Hospice, and STAT Home Health, and a very special thank you to Darlene Peninger for the loving care she took of Carla over the past three months.
Carla was a Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart. She never missed a game watching Josh and Philip play sports, which she enjoyed immensely, as they grew up. She loved the time spent traveling with Jennifer to many exciting places across the globe. Carla had many cherished memories of her grandsons, Timothy and Matthew, watching them play sports and attending their school programs and special events. She also enjoyed video chatting with her youngest grandson, Beaux, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends. She loved fashion and enjoyed her regular movie dates with her friend, Dollie, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and was a whiz at trivia and game shows. Carla was a sweet soul who always put others before herself. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Donations in Carla's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.