June Brock

06/11/1927 –

 05/19/2021

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  • Visitation
Date: 05/31/2021
Time: 5:00 pm
 – 6:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 06/01/2021
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm
Second Baptist Church

6109 Chicago Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424

6109 Chicago Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424

Obituary

The family and friends of June Brock will celebrate her life of 93 years at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Second Baptist Church. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday, May 31st, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. June Brock passed peacefully from this life into Eternity on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas as flights of angels sang her to her rest. We invite you to view the live-streamed service here on this page, sign her virtual guestbook, and view her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

June Brock passed peacefully from this life into Eternity on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 in The Woodlands, Texas as flights of angels sang her to her rest. She was born Mary June Posey on June 11, 1927, to loving parents Emma and Edgar Posey near Blytheville, Arkansas. After graduating from high school as Salutatorian, she attended Blue Ridge Mountain Girls’ College and then completed her B.A. in Music/Voice at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas in 1950. A move to Sweetwater, Texas soon followed, where she directed choirs at the junior high school and taught at East Ridge Elementary. While attending First Baptist Church that year, she met Ben Brock, the love of her life. They were married in that same church on June 22nd, 1952.

June and Ben continued to live in Sweetwater, where Ben was an award-winning journalism teacher and vice-principal at Sweetwater High School and June continued teaching elementary students. Their children, Mark and Junanne, were both born during those years in Sweetwater. In 1964, the family moved to Snyder, Texas where Ben was the Snyder High School Principal and June continued her elementary school teaching career.

As Ben was completing the requirements for his Ph.D. in Educational Administration at Texas Tech, June earned her Master’s Degree in Music. They drove back and forth between Snyder and Lubbock for several years on weeknights, weekends, and throughout the summers while they completed their advanced degrees.

After Ben’s death in 1986, and having completed 37 years of teaching, June retired and moved to Lubbock in 1988. June was able to eventually spend her last years living near Junanne in Keller, and later in The Woodlands where she lived until her passing.

Throughout her life and retirement, June continued to hear from many of her former students as well as many of their parents. Students thanked her for the kindness, positivity, and patience she had shown them in her class and told her so often that she had been their favorite teacher. Some told her how she had opened their eyes to new subjects beyond the normal classroom studies. They directly attributed their success as adults to the confidence she gave them to “dream big and succeed”. Several parents of former students told June that their child would have probably never even graduated from high school had it not been for her gift of encouraging others and seeing the best in people.

June was extremely multi-talented. Interior design and decorating came naturally to her, and her homes always reflected that. She loved to collect European antique furniture, antique evening bags, and vintage jewelry. A special occasion or holiday was always a reason for her to get out her best china and crystal and invite people over for delicious food and entertainment.

Her yards were a landscape designer’s dream. She insisted on doing most of the work herself, and she especially enjoyed growing many varieties of roses and bearded irises. June also loved to sew and made dresses, jackets, and drapes that could have been featured in magazines.

June’s very favorite way to spend any personal free time was singing. She sang from the time she was a little girl and remembered sitting on the porch of her childhood home and listening to the Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera from New York City on the radio. She dreamed of one day singing like those ladies in the opera. Singing in church choirs became a constant source of joy, and she began singing solos at an early age.

At Hardin Simmons University, she went to audition for the director of the top choir as soon as she arrived on campus. After she sang several songs, he asked her what she planned to major in. She told him that she planned to major in Business, but he immediately told her that she had been given a glorious gift by God and that she owed it to Him and to herself to use it to glorify Him and to bring joy to other people.

She decided to get her degree in voice. If she wasn’t singing, June was thinking about singing or attending a concert to hear others sing. Choral music filled her soul. A member of the Lubbock Chorale for over 15 years, she also served on the Board of Directors of that organization. She was eventually honored by being named a lifetime board member.

Many of her favorite times in Lubbock were spent with friends from the Chorale and friends from the Second Baptist Church choir, where she sang and attended for 27 years. Two of her most memorable times with the Second Baptist Church choir were traveling to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall with them. Another trip with the choir that June especially loved was to Bern, Switzerland to perform a concert at the International Church Music Festival.

Her other activities after retirement included frequent involvement in programs at Texas Tech. At the Texas Tech Museum, she volunteered tirelessly for over 10 years developing and planning their Friday morning Art History lectures. The Texas Tech School of Education and School of Music also benefitted from June’s many talents and organizational leadership abilities. She was presented with a Distinguished Alumni award as a Friend of Education. The School of Music named her as a Board Member Emeritus in appreciation of her regular work toward helping with their annual scholarship dinner and concert and for her years as a member of the board.

June was full of awe and wonder for beauty in all of its forms. An incredible musical performance, a gorgeous flower, a stunning sunset, or a performance of any kind that touched her and brought tears to her eyes never went unnoticed or unmentioned. They usually earned a heartfelt expression of “Ohhh, that is so beautiful!” or “Thank you, Lord!” She possessed the gift of being able to passionately appreciate something as simple as a beautiful day and regularly said, “Just look at that sky today – not a cloud anywhere!” or “Listen, listen, the birds are singing the prettiest songs!”

As a wife and mother, June always supported her family with strong love and encouragement in everything they did. Her ability to listen and to share her wisdom was another one of the gifts that endeared her to those who loved her the most. She loved deeply and without reservation, and she was a wonderful role model for her children and grandchildren.

In her later years, being a grandmother of four was a great source of joy and pride. Bragging on them and telling others about all of their accomplishments always came naturally for her. June never wanted to miss a football game, dance recital, baseball game, voice recital, church or school program, or graduation. She adored them and loved being their “June-June.”

Loved and respected by many, she will be remembered as an elegant, warm, sweet, loving, adventurous, determined, goal-oriented, beautiful lady. After a long, faith-filled, successful life during which she loved well, worked hard, praised God, and gave thanks for every blessing, she is now in Heaven with Ben. If ever two were one, it was June and Ben. She is undoubtedly singing with the angels, and oh, it is so beautiful!

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ben Brock; her parents, Emma and Edgar Posey; her sisters Betty Posey Wilson, Shirley Posey Koonce, and her brother, James Posey.

She is survived by her son, Mark Brock (Suzette) of Lubbock, Texas; her daughter, Junanne Brock Mosley (Michael) of The Woodlands, Texas; her sister, Rosetta Hale, of Nashville, Tennessee; her grandchildren, Ashley Winters, Kelsey Brock, Ross Brock, and Kristi Brock, all of Dallas, Texas, and many special nieces and nephews.

Memorials

The family of June Brock has designated the following organizations for memorial contributions donated in her memory:

The Ben Brock Scholarship at Western Texas College, Snyder, Texas

Texas Tech University School of Music scholarship fund in memory of June Brock

Second Baptist Church Choir (“Second B Voices”), Lubbock, Texas

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