Della Cook Smith (2018-11-26 16:30:59)

Della Cook Smith, age 71, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday November 21, 2018.

Della was a light to the world and a rock to so many.

Della was born on October 23, 1947 in Big Timber, Montana to the late Hade and Marjory Cook. At the age of three, Della and her family established residency in Boone, NC. She returned to her hometown after living in Concord, NC for eighteen years and has been a resident of Boone on Castleford Road for the last thirty-one years. She loved her home and the surrounding mountains. Della served as the pianist and Sunday School teacher at Tabernacle Baptist where she was a lifetime member. Additionally, Della worked at WJ Office City in Boone where she was named Customer Service Representative of the Year for the city of Boone in 2013. Della was a bright light in the community where she was known to support those around her with food, friendship, and love. All who visited Della, enjoyed time on the front porch where rich stories were shared, laughter and hugs were exchanged and an occasional cup of coffee was sipped.

Della adored her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She is survived by her husband Johnnie D. Smith of Boone, NC, daughter, Beth Triplett and husband Jeff of Shelby, NC, son, Andrew Linker and wife Joanna of Rock Hill, SC, and grandchildren, Kelsey Triplett, Jared Triplett, Madeline Linker, and Mason Linker. She is survived by a brother Joel Cook and wife Nell of Connelly Springs, NC, brother Jim Cook and wife Cathy of Boone, and sister Louise Howard and Gerald of Hickory, NC. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Della was as a wife, mother, and friend to so many and will be missed by all. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. Address for the Church is: 2346 Castle Ford Road, Boone, NC 28607. Memorials can be sent to Medi Home Health and Hospice of Boone. The family is so grateful to the love and support of this staff during this very difficult time, as well as, the loving care she received from the IMCU staff at the Watauga Medical Center. We will be forever grateful for the loving care you gave to our precious Mom.
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