Janet Smith Cooke

  • Born: November 26, 1957
  • Died: March 9, 2017
  • Location: Morganton, North Carolina

Heritage Funeral Service

1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690

Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Janet Smith Cooke, 59 of Morganton, passed away Thursday March 9, 2017 at Grace Hospital after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Mrs. Cooke was born November 26, 1957 in Burke County, a daughter of Alva Lee Smith of Valdese and the late Helen Pruitt Smith. She was employed as a housekeeper with Miller Cleaning Service.
Surviving in addition to her father are one son, Derek Brown of Morganton, two daughters, Amber Brown of Valdese and Stephanie Wynn of Raleigh. Also surviving are one sister, Pamela Pennell of Valdese, two brothers, James Lee Smith, Todd Smith both of Valdese, eleven grandchildren and a special aunt, Mary Parton of Morganton.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday March 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Robert Ashe and Derek Brown officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Service.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Janet was a good friend of mine in school. She was such a sweet and kind person. She always had a smile,and was always happy. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace.

Posted by Sandy Abernathy Spann - Connelly Springs, NC - Friend   March 15, 2017


To Stephanie, Derek, Amber, and grandchildren,
I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember Janet loved her family very much but her illness was just something she could not overcome. I hope you all pull together as a family and not let this loss tear you apart. Janet would want you all to go on and live your lives. All of you are young. Just hold on to the good memories and know that Janet is in heaven and is in no more pain. I think about you guys often.


Margot Withrow

Posted by Margot Withrow - Nebo, NC - Friend   March 15, 2017

Janet was always a friend from the time we rode Bus 28 to Lakeview. She never changed, she was as genuine at 10 as she was in her last days. I am so sorry for your loss. She was truly a remarkable woman in the strength and courage that life handed her. I am sorry, I couldn't be there today, I didn't know she sick until she had passed. I do know that I am privileged to have known her and for Her to call me friend. Love to all your family.

Posted by Marchalle Woody Causby - Rutherford College, NC - Friend   March 14, 2017