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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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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.

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