Darlene Ganey Brock

October 21, 1961 - May 10, 2013
Darlene Ganey Brock


Darlene “Tina” “Spanky” Ganey Brock, of Wilmington, died Friday, May 10, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born to the late Billy Ray Ganey and Jeanette Cumber on October 21, 1961. After the loss of her father, she was raised by her mother and stepfather, the late Bobby “Fuzzy” Cumber, Sr.

Tina married the late Wiley Dale Brock on May 20, 1992, and they were happily married for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Malissa Ivey Clewis and Helena Michelle Brock; one son, Noah Wiley Brock; two loving grandchildren, Elsie Mae Jackson and William Boden Clewis. She is also survived by a sister Wanda Butler; two brothers Bobby Cumber, Jr, and Keith Cumber; many nieces and nephews; and Elizabeth Stanfield, who was like a mother, and all of Wilmington.

Tina was like a mother to many, she always had music in her heart, love for all, as well as something good to eat. She worked as chef for many years in Wilmington and also made beautiful wedding cakes.

A special thanks to the Williams and Fain families who stood by her from the beginning, her Aunt Brenda Bozeman, and the late Vivian Lowe.

Family will receive friends from 1-7 PM, Thursday, at 1017 Francis Marion Dr. in Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers please send donations for a trust fund for the children of the home to the same address.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


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  • October 15, 2022
    helena brock lit a candle:
    Lit since October 15, 2022 at 10:39:29 AM

  • May 16, 2013
    Joseph and Judy Freeman says:
    May you all have peace in that she is in a better place. No longer suffering. With love

  • May 15, 2013
    Sarah "Missy" says:
    I'm so sorry Mama...You had no idea how much you're going to be missed. There are so many people who's lives you've touched. Mae, Boden, Rob and I love and miss you so much!

  • May 15, 2013
    Cathie Barger says:
    Sarah,I'm so sorry about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May 15, 2013
    LeeAnne Buckner says:
    Tina!! As a teen, you were one of the cool moms! You taught me the meaning of being a "patsy" via your sweet "Missy". You knew us better than we did back then. Thanks for keeping us straight, while letting us loose at the same time. We will miss you bunches, love you, LeeAnne and family.