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Cynthia "Trudy" Wilburn-Brock

Born: Sat., Dec. 28, 1963
Died: Sat., Sep. 9, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 14, 2017
Location: A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home Southeast

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 15, 2017
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Inc.

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Cynthia “Trudy” Gertrude Wilburn-Brock passed away Saturday,   September 9, 2017 in Louisville, KY at Baptist Hospital East after a brief illness at the age of 53.

Cynthia was born December 28, 1963 in Burkesville, KY, the daughter of Hilda Wilburn and Emmit Spivey.  She was the oldest of 4 children. Cynthia grew up in Burkesville, KY and attended and graduated as Valedictorian from Cumberland County High School in 1981.  She attended the University of Kentucky where she received her bachelor’s degree.  While attending the University of Kentucky she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Iota Sigma Chapter.  She later attended the University of Louisville where she received both of her master’s degrees. 

Cynthia married Theophilus Clay Brock, Sr. April 24, 1993.  To this union one child was born, Theophilus Clay Brock Jr.  Cynthia was a member of Phillips Memorial CME Church in Louisville, KY and served in many capacities including the Missionary Board.

Cynthia spent her entire life as an educator.  Directly after graduating from the University of Kentucky she went to work as an Extension Agent.  She then began her career as a teacher at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women.  From this position she was chosen to be one of the select 45 educators in the state to participate in the Distinguished Educators of Kentucky program that traveled the state to assist schools in decline.  After serving in this position she joined the Jefferson County School District where she served as Assistant Principal at The Brown School and The Phoenix School of Discovery.  She retired from the school system August 2016.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her husband, Theophilus Clay Brock, Sr., grandparents Herman and Minnie Wilburn, and aunt Linda Rush.

She is survived by her Son, Theophilus Clay Brock, Jr. of Louisville, KY; her parents, Mike and Hilda Norris of Burkesville, KY; 2 sisters, Ellen Norris of Burkesville, KY,  Marsha (Darrick) Adams of Dallas, TX;  1 brother Matthew (Katie) Norris of Louisville, KY; 3 aunts; Vivian (Lawrence) Miller of Hopkinsville, KY, Lucy McDowell of Louisville, KY and Ann (Dennis) Jones of Knob Lick, KY and 7 uncles: Jeffrey Wilburn, Charlie Ray (Nora) Wilburn, Ray (Betty) Norris, Randle (Joan) Norris, Chris (Phyllis) Norris, Artemus (Darlene) Norris all of Glasgow, KY and Kyle (Ann) Norris of Louisville, KY; 3 nieces- Desirae Kirk, Makayla Adams and Kyra Steele  and 2 nephews- Christian Norris and Jakoby Norris; 1 great niece- Mila Rae Staten and a host of cousins and relatives that love her immensely.

We would like to send our sincere gratitude to all those that participated in her care during her illness.  Special thanks goes to Special Cousins- Deasha Dempsey, Portia Jordan, and Wesley Miller;  Special Friends- Zonetta English, Dorothy Converse, Selina Newman, Carol Mills and Sister-in-Law Jackie Brock

Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday at A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home Southeast in Louisville, KY, and from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville, KY.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St. Burkesville, KY with burial in Davis Cemetery.

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Tammy Bass Cary
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
I am so very sorry for the loss of Trudy. I was blessed to become first acquainted with Trudy when she won the 4-H Demonstration competition when we were in grade school. Although I went to Marrowbone and Trudy went to Burkesville I got to go on the trip with Trudy to the State Fair with Pat Thomas. Then I had the pleasure of being with Trudy through our high school years. Trudy was such a smart and wonderful soul. Just know that even though I will not be in town for the rest of this week to say my last good byes to Trudy, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
With Love,

Carmon Jones-Jones
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
To my family, Trudy was a role model to me a perfect example of how you want to live your life.God seen her road getting heavy so he took her home .I can see her so plain were little with her doll miss Beasley. R.I. P. Love Trudy always Carmon 5

Kathy Guffey Graves
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
I am so sorry for you loss as a family and Hilda, I cannot even imagine the break in your heart. Please know that you and all the rest of the family will be in my thoughts and prayers now and in the coming days. If there is anything that I can do for any of you please do not hesitate to let me know.

Marilyn Mabra (Wilburn)
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
Heartfelt prayers and sympathy to the family.

   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
To Trudy's Family. I send my Sympathy and my Prayers. Be Strong and know God is with you.

Vickie Branham OConnor
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
Vickie Branham OConnor
I am so very sorry for your families loss. I went to school with Trudy from first through twelfth grade and we became good friends in first grade and remained friends all through school. She was so intelligent, sweet, kind, and funny. I know she will be missed greatly and she will always be fondly remembered by me. Love and prayers your family!

Peggy Branham
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
So sorry for your loss of Trudy, she was a very sweet young lady that we loved a lot . Trudy became friends with our daughter when they started to school and remained friends with out family until her passing,she always had a smile on her face and was concerned about how everyone was doing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her!

Sandra Byrd
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
My heart aches and goes out to each and everyone of the family, Trudy was always like a sister to me. We grew up and went our separate ways. I always loved seeing her when she came home. I'm sorry that I want make it, I tried to find someone to work for me Saturday, but know that my heart ❤️ and prayers are with you all. I Love You Trudy Fly high until we meet again💔 Love you all

Joyce Coe
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I remember when Trudy was brought home when she was born. Please know that each of you are in my prayers.

Pansy Bryant Harris
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
I was so very sorry to hear of Cynthia passing. I met her in 1972-73 when I was living in Burkesville. She became friends with my daughter Mitzi Hardin and spent time at our house playing with Mitzi. I was a Girl Scout leader that year and getting to know Cynthia was a pleasure. She was so smart, sweet, and always gave me hugs. That Christmas she gave me a box of handkerchiefs and it touched my heart.We lost touch for awhile and when she got married she invited my family and I to her wedding. She was beautiful and the reception was held at the Galt house. I remember taking her invitation and decorating it under glass and she loved it. I could say so many good things about this young lady that I had the honor of knowing it would fill up a page. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
May God comfort her son and her family.

Karen Mondrush Fink
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
I am sorry to hear of Trudy's passing. We were in Girl Scouts together and elementary school. She was always a poised and intelligent girl as well as beautiful. She looks exactly the same in her picture. My sympathies to her family.