Jenell Nancy Brock, wife of Allan Brock, Sr., died on Saturday, April 16th at her home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mrs. Brock, daughter of Richard C. Matherson and his wife Ruby Mull Matherson, was born in Belmont, North Carolina in 1930. She is preceded by her two sisters Virginia Galloway and Odena Matherson; and her brother Kenneth Matherson.
She and Allan were local business owners who worked seven days a week at the family store, Brock’s Grocery. Later in life, she delivered the US mail and worked many years at the Bay Breeze Fruit Stand. She enjoyed greeting vacationers from Sandbridge and locals from the community. She and Allan were among the founders of the Pungo Strawberry Festival and was a tireless volunteer for the festival. The festival has given back over $1 million for local charities since its inception. Her love of volunteerism extended to the Virginia Beach School System, specifically at Creeds Elementary School where she nurtured children in the classrooms. At home, she was an avid gardener who took great joy in cooking and canning. She was a devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Allan Brock Jr. and his wife Laura Elizabeth Brock; grandsons, Wyatt and Davis Brock; nieces, Audrey Galloway, Nancy Matherson Longcoy, Charlene Smith; and nephew, David Matherson.
A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, April 21th, 2016 at 1pm at Charity Neck United Methodist Cemetery in Virginia Beach with Pastor Rob Roberson officiating. Please visit www.AltmeyerFH.com to offer a note of condolence to the family.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.
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