OBITUARY

Teresa Diane Brock

November 11, 1955July 31, 2018
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Teresa Diane Brock, 62, of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, July 31, at her residence after a courageous fight against ALS. She was born November 11, 1955, in El Dorado, AR.

She worked as Licensed Practical Nurse for many years before her illness, but her favorite job was being a stay-at-home Mom raising her three girls. She enjoyed camping trips to Albert Pike, collecting rocks from her travels, and digging for arrowheads. She enjoyed being in her backyard, caring for her plants and flowers, gardening and woodworking, such as building birdhouses. She enjoyed spending time and laughing with her grandchildren, and the companionship of her two cats that called her bed their own. Although her disease took away her ability to enjoy the outdoors, her bedroom was always filled with flowers and other special items from family and friends. She was able to spend her last remaining years in her own home from the support of various medical teams. She received the most excellent around-the-clock care from her nurses and caregivers, many who will always be considered part of her family. In the end, she did not let the inability to speak interfere with letting people know how much she loved them with a sweet smile, or if she was annoyed by them with her notorious eye roll. Her positive attitude and tremendous bravery during her battle with ALS was inspirational and will be remembered by all of those who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond G. Ward, Sr.; brother, Guynn “G.W.” Ward; and a step-father, Dwight Farish.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Jo Ann Brasier Farish; her three daughters, Casey Brock de Yampert (Eric), Lisa Brock Paulus (Trey Martin), Kelsi Brock (Stephen Mitcham); her five grandchildren, Ellye de Yampert, Beckett de Yampert, Dawson Biggers, Ben Paulus, David Mitcham; brother, Larry Ward (Pauline); sisters, Robin Spencer (Tracy), Lori Watson (David), Denise Barrett (James); a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Young’s Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Pelz officiating. Burial will follow at Burns Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation of Arkansas, 1200 W. Walnut St., Suite 2406, Rogers, AR 72756.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Teresa Diane Brock

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James Neely

August 4, 2018

An amazing woman...the world is a sadder place without her presence in it. Lost touch with her over the years but thought of her often. She was that one lady that you kinda measured all other ladies by........

Stanley & Susie Curl

August 3, 2018

So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter ,mother, & sister. Our prayers are with the family as you grieve your loss.

Linda Brown

August 2, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear about your Moms passing. I know she will be greatly missed by her girls and her family. She always had a sweet smile. Prayers to all of you.

J.T. & Sarah Voss

August 2, 2018

Denise and Family,
Sending our love and sympathy to you and your family.

Pam Crook

August 2, 2018

Casey, Lisa, and Kelsi,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Just know that the last years memories that were made can never be taken away. The time spent with your mother will always be held close to your heart and greatly remembered. She is whole again and l hope that is comforting to you. My thoughts and prays will be with each and everyone of you during this difficult time.

Love you all,
Pam Crook

Carol ann Nesbit

August 1, 2018

I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news, We went to school together and I remember her always having a smile and being such a kind person. So very sad.

Paula Stratton

August 1, 2018

Words always fall short in an effort to express our feelings at a time of deep loss. Please know that all of you are continually in my thoughts and close to my heart as you adjust to life on earth without your dear Teresa. She was truly blessed to have had such a loving, supportive family always there for her. May the peace and comfort God alone can give fill your hearts and minds.

Sincerely with love and prayers

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Biography

Teresa Diane Brock, 62, of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, July 31, at her residence after a courageous fight against ALS. She was born November 11, 1955, in El Dorado, AR.

She worked as Licensed Practical Nurse for many years before her illness, but her favorite job was being a stay-at-home Mom raising her three girls. She enjoyed camping trips to Albert Pike, collecting rocks from her travels, and digging for arrowheads. She enjoyed being in her backyard, caring for her plants and flowers, gardening and woodworking, such as building birdhouses. She enjoyed spending time and laughing with her grandchildren, and the companionship of her two cats that called her bed their own. Although her disease took away her ability to enjoy the outdoors, her bedroom was always filled with flowers and other special items from family and friends. She was able to spend her last remaining years in her own home from the support of various medical teams. She received the most excellent around-the-clock care from her nurses and caregivers, many who will always be considered part of her family. In the end, she did not let the inability to speak interfere with letting people know how much she loved them with a sweet smile, or if she was annoyed by them with her notorious eye roll. Her positive attitude and tremendous bravery during her battle with ALS was inspirational and will be remembered by all of those who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond G. Ward, Sr.; brother, Guynn “G.W.” Ward; and a step-father, Dwight Farish.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Jo Ann Brasier Farish; her three daughters, Casey Brock de Yampert (Eric), Lisa Brock Paulus (Trey Martin), Kelsi Brock (Stephen Mitcham); her five grandchildren, Ellye de Yampert, Beckett de Yampert, Dawson Biggers, Ben Paulus, David Mitcham; brother, Larry Ward (Pauline); sisters, Robin Spencer (Tracy), Lori Watson (David), Denise Barrett (James); a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Young’s Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Pelz officiating. Burial will follow at Burns Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation of Arkansas, 1200 W. Walnut St., Suite 2406, Rogers, AR 72756.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.