Patricia W. Brock
June 1, 1930 – October 29, 2018
Patricia W. Brock passed away in her sleep on Monday, October 29th, 2018 after long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 88 yrs. old.
Daughter of Lonnie N. Walters and Grace M. Walters of Mt. Hope, WV, she was the middle sibling which included Janice M. Walters and Lonnie N. “Bud” Walters, Jr. She attended public schools in Mt. Hope and graduated in June of 1948 where she was head majorette during her senior year. She went on to attend Fairmont State College where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University.
Her first year of teaching was at Sun Elementary School, but most of her teaching career was spent at Glen Jean Elementary School where she later retired from in June of 1997. Her 40 year career includes numerous awards for teaching excellence. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization for key women educators.
She always had a positive and caring attitude. She would do whatever she could to help someone in need. Even though she spent the last four years of her life in Florida due to her illness, she always wanted to return to the “Mountain State.” She would frequently say “I’m a West Virginia girl.”
She is survived by her two children, Bill and Tammy; and her grandchildren, Brock and Baileigh Edmonds, and Justin Lanchinese.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 pm in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will follow the services in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent at www.blueridgefuenralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.
- Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
Patricia W. Brock
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November 6, 2018
Bill, Tammy and family,
My memories of your Mother come from being a young teacher new to Fayette County in 1980. She portrayed my image of how a Professional Educator should appear. I remember being in grade level meetings with her, and being impressed with the way she spoke, dressed, and made us new teachers feel comfortable.
May you and your family from comfort in knowing your Mother touched not only the children she had in her classroom but those of us that were around her in Fayette County.
Deepest sympathies for your loss,