Lena Brock "Mom" Speer

Born: 1900

Died: 1967

Lived in Double Springs, AL

Gospel Vocals Speer Family

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


Even before Lena Brock married G. T. "Tom" Speer, 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 early 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.

Source: Lena "Mom" Speer



Lena Brock was born to a gospel music heritage. Her father, one of the South’s leading musicians and teachers, taught his children to sing almost before they could talk. In 1920, Lena married Tom Speer. Their four children, Brock, Rosa Nell, Mary Tom, and Ben, followed their parents’ footsteps and became outstanding professional musicians in their own right. Every day of their lives together was a song. They thrilled audiences throughout the United States and Canada with their sincere, skillful performances. Together they recorded more than a dozen gospel albums which included classics such as “Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All”, “Time Has Made A Change”, and “Mom” and “Dad’s” theme song, “Won’t We Be So Happy?”. Even when illness took “Dad” from her side, “Mom” Speer never stopped singing and only her final, fatal sickness ever stilled the sound of her powerful musical witness. The gospel music heritage lives today in the lives of the Speer children and grandchildren, who are carrying on the proud legacy of gospel music left behind by “Mom” and “Dad”.

Source: Year of 1972 « GMA Hall Of Fame



Birth: Nov. 4, 1899, USA

Death: Oct. 6, 1967, USA

Wife of G.T. "Dad" Speer. Was a member of the Gospel Group, The Speer Family. She along with her husband and children sang in the group for many years.

Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park Nashville/Davidson County Tennessee, USA

Source: Lena Brock "Mom" Speer (1899 - 1967) - Find A Grave Memorial

More info: The Speer Family

Speer Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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