Frankie Ophelia Cooke
January 6, 1919 – September 11, 2020
Frankie Smith Cooke, 101, of Newton, died Friday, September 11, 2020. A native of Catawba Co., she was the daughter of the late Ephariam and Verona Gordon Smith, and a member of First United Methodist Church her whole life where she taught Sunday School and helped with the nursery. She was also a member of Fitness Plus for over 30 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Eugene Cooke; three son’s: Joseph, Johnny, and Jeffrey Cooke; two sister’s: Merle Smith and Ruth DiMartile; and brother: Joseph Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Cooke of Newton; son, Ted Cooke of Newton; sister, Katie Fleming of Newton; brother-in-law, Johnny DiMartile of Harrisburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Mrs. Cooke’s life will be held on Wednesday, September, 16, 2020 at 11:00AM at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Josh Sherfey officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made the First United Methodist Church, 300 North Main Ave., Newton, NC 28658.