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1964 Lee 2024

Oliver "Lee" Hancock

September 17, 1964 — April 7, 2024

Lee Hancock, who loved all dogs and some people, passed away on April 7, 2024. 

Lee is survived by his husband Steven Beakley; brother Sanford (Vada) Jacobs; nephews Keith Jacobs and Scott Jacobs; niece Brandi Bennett; and mother-in-law Albertine Beakley.  He is preceded in death by his father Elzie Lee Hancock; his mother Mary Donna Shiver Hancock; and his brother Rodney Sellers.


Lee, or “Dink” as he was more commonly known, grew up in Albany, GA.  He had various career starts including as a florist, and a flight attendant.  In 2002, he was awarded a diploma in Dental Assisting at Albany Technical College.  


Eventually, he left South Georgia for the ‘big city’ – Atlanta!  He transitioned from assisting in the dental office to manning the front desk.  And here is where he flourished!  He knew all patients by name, and everyone knew and loved Lee.  His life-long love of animals also continued as he volunteered with the Atlanta Humane Society.


In 2015, Lee relocated from Atlanta to South Florida.  After a year in the quiet suburbia of Hollywood, Florida, Lee became part of the unique Wilton Manors community.  He continued his career in the dental field, worked as a pet caregiver, and was co-owner of a small consulting business.


While much of his time was spent with his family, friends, and pets, cooking and entertaining, Lee ultimately found his passion with the International Sun Court of All Florida.  The organization’s combination of philanthropy, socializing, and campy drag was just the right mix to capture his attention.  He led a monthly drive for feeding the homeless, informally known as “Lee’s Lunches”, with Ruth Ministry - United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale.  He continued to remain active in the Court, attaining the permanent title of Imperial Crown Prince II, along with recognition and accolades from Court members across the country.  Eventually, he stepped further into the forefront by performing in local charity drag events, giving back to the community “one dollar at a time.”


Lee loved his family, both natural and chosen, loved his pets, loved to laugh, and simply loved life.  He never judged – instead he preferred to call it ‘observe and comment.’  His presence impacted countless; he will be missed and never forgotten.  Rest in peace, Lee.


A celebration of life for Lee will be held at a later date.

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