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Lena Darling "Mom" Brock Speer
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1900, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1967
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Lena Brock Speer was the Matriarch of the Singing Speer Family. Lena and her husband G.T. forged the way for Southern Gospel Music. Even before Lena married G. T., she was surrounded by gospel music. Her father, Charles A. Brock, was one of the South's leading music teachers and he taught his children to sing at an early age.

After her marriage in 1920, Lena began a musical journey that can only be termed legendary. She sang soprano in the original Speer Quartet, supporting Tom's desire to make a career in gospel music. Then, with her husband and their four children, she became a mainstay in the Singing Speer Family for the next four decades.

Lena Speer's beautiful voice combined with that of her husband to thrill audiences across the country with heartfelt performances of such songs as "Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All," "Won't We Be So Happy," and "Time Has Made A Change In Me."

Noted for her genuine Christian spirit and love for gospel music, "Mom" continued traveling with the Speer Family right up to the year of her death.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Chas Albert Brock (1872 - 1933)
  Margaret Clementine Martin Brock (1871 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  George Thomas Speer (1891 - 1966)*
 
 Children:
  Jackson Brock Speer (1920 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Evie Jennings Ponder (1888 - 1963)**
  Delma Huckaba Brock (1896 - 1954)*
  Lena Darling Brock Speer (1900 - 1967)
  Clyde M. Brock (1902 - 1910)*
  Clemmie Calera Brock Denson (1904 - 1976)*
  Dwight Moody Brock (1907 - 1988)*
  Christine Brock Crews (1914 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: R.F.H.
Record added: Oct 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12118614
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