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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Linda Johnson Hock

March 19, 1941November 25, 2019

Linda Johnson Hock, 78, of Newport, NC went to meet Jesus on November 25, 2019. Linda was born in Charlotte, NC on March 19, 1941, and was the loving wife of 57 years to Raymond “Ray” Paul Hock, Jr.

Linda is survived by her husband Ray (Newport, NC), their children Raymond Paul Hock, III and wife Alexandra Shannon Hock (Raleigh, NC), Jane Elizabeth Hock Brock and husband Damon Alexander Brock (Raleigh, NC), and Suzanne Virginia Hock Vandergrift and husband Garland Casey Vandergrift (Summerfield, NC); Grandchildren: Kenan Alexander “Scout” Brock, Samuel William Brock, Raymond Paul Hock IV, Stratton Bellamy Brock, Katherine McKnew Hock, Seelybanks Elizabeth Brock, and Sullivan Brewer Brock; Sister-in-Law: Joan Helbig Johnson (New Bern, NC), Niece: Virginia Johnson Killinger and husband George Keith Killinger (Beaufort, NC) and their daughter Elizabeth Blair Killinger Kelly and husband William Marshall Kelly, and their daughter Elizabeth Grey Kelly (Chapel Hill, NC); Nephew: George Ray Johnson III “Chipper” (New Bern, NC), and many other beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Linda is predeceased by her father George Ray Johnson and mother Elizabeth Hilliard Johnson, sister Jane Johnson Meins, her brothers Joseph Johnson and George Ray Johnson Jr.

Linda received a degree from Pan America Business School in Richmond, Va. and later became one of their instructors. She also owned and operated her own upholstery business for many years. Linda was employed as a Fitness Instructor and Art Director at Mayview Convalescent Center where she brought much joy to the elderly with her compassion and encouraging care. Linda was an active member of Bay Leaf Church and St. Raphael’s Church in Raleigh, serving in several capacities including: guitarist, worship leader, and Sunday school teacher. She lovingly and actively supported her children’s endeavors in several leadership capacities for many years, including classroom mom, soccer team manager, theater mom, cheer mom, and chaperone. For the past 25 years Linda enjoyed working on her many artistic talents that were inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the North Carolina coast. She belonged to The NC Watercolor Society, The Carteret County Council for the Arts, Arts for the Hospital, The Beaufort Historical Society and the local Con Artists Critique group. Her beautiful artwork is displayed in several galleries including the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort, NC. She was also an active member of Cape Carteret Baptist Church and Community Bible Study where she served as a core leader for many years. Linda especially loved spending time with family celebrating birthdays, holidays and attending the many activities of her grandchildren. Most of all she enjoyed spending time boating with her husband and reflecting on the many blessings of life. Linda will be remembered for her big smile and infectious laugh, but mostly for being a woman of incredible faith with a huge heart for Jesus.

Thank you to all who have shared special stories, words of encouragement, and memories of your experiences with her in these recent days. A private family burial is planned for Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.

A memorial service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held at Cape Carteret Baptist Church on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5pm. The address is 101 Anita Forte Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Linda Hock to The Beaufort Historic Association in support of “The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery” c/o Patricia Suggs. The address for donations is 150 Turner Street, Beaufort NC 28516. Website: www.beauforthistoricsite.org // phone: 252.728.5225.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, December 6, 2019

Memories

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Becky Norman

December 4, 2019

Ms. Linda was my core leader at the CBS last year. Her smile laughter and bright colors brightened up the room. But it was the love she had for JESUS that made her glow. She called me sweet girl. I was always asking her about Mr. Ray and praying for him never realizing that I should have been praying for her too
I think when I grow up I would like to be just like her.

Margaret Preston Johnson

December 4, 2019

Linda was so vivacious, smiling all the time, and had so much passion about her family, hobbies, art, and all her interests, she just swept everyone in her life to join her.
I will miss her and even though I haven't seen her for way too long,
I think of her often. I have her art gifts to remind me! My love to
Ray and all her family.

Peg Johnson

Adela Wacker

December 2, 2019

We have known Linda and Ray since we were neighbors in Waterford. They moved to the beach and we soon followed. We spent some wonderful times with them. My heart and prayers go out to Ray and the family. I will miss our games on Words With Friends.

Joy Coombs

December 2, 2019

Linda was my core leader at CBS, but most of all my friend. Last year we attended many craft shows together. I looked up to Lind and she taught me, just by being her creative, lively self. We prayed for Ray's health many times. We laughed and cried together. I miss her already, but, I know we will see her again.

William Plunket

November 30, 2019

Though we had lost touch over the years, I remember the Hock family during some really fun years in North Ridge, as our families grew up with so many dear, dear friends. We had some really great times together. But now, my heart aches for Ray and the entire family. I know how much you miss her, and I pray for peace for Linda, and for Ray, and the entire beautiful Hock family.
Bill

Jenny Hock

November 29, 2019

You will be missed by so many. Your laughter and faith were always a source of strength for me. I loved our many years gathering as family and valued your advice and commitment.

JANE BURTON

November 29, 2019

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you, Ray and family, in the passing of Linda. We grieve with you and will miss that sweet happy smile, her fun and laughter, and her many words of encouragement. She always made us feel special and loved. We also rejoice with you in knowing she is at peace in the presence of our Lord, and that we will someday reunite with her for all eternity. May God comfort each of you with His love.
Harold and Jane Burton

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FROM THE FAMILY