Wells Funeral Home
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Janice Marie Smith Cook
September 10,1957 - November 07,2019
Obituary for Janice Marie Smith Cook
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Castle, Pastor
Viewing: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wells Chapel 811 Woods Street Wichita Falls, TX
Janice Marie Smith Cook was born on September 10, 1957 to the parentage of Cornelius and Maymie Smith in Wichita Falls, Texas.
She accepted Christ at a very young age. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She attended Wichita Falls Public Schools and was very proud to be a part of the Wichita Falls High School Class of 1976.
Janice married Gary Cook Sr. on November 9, 1976. They were married for twenty five years before his untimely death.
She was a loving and remarkable mother to three children, Donya Smith, LaKenya Smith Breedlove and Gary Cook, Jr. She is also the best grandmother to eight grandchildren, Dajhanae, Dae’on, Keontre, Tarion, Donyae, A’Mariyah, G’Mauri and Kyndia.
Janice was devoted to her job as a CNA and Restorative Aide at River Oaks Care Center for twenty-three years until her retirement.
She was definitely the life of the party. She was fun, loving, caring and loved by so many. She departed this life on November 7, 2019.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Maymie Smith; grandparents, Ike and Bessie Taylor; husband, Gary Cook, Sr; brothers, Cornelius Smith, Jr., Joe Lee Nelson and Lamont Taylor; sister in law, Bertha Nelson; mother in law, Vinita Bailey.
Janice leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Donya, LaKenya (Demetrius) and Gary, Jr. (Sabrina); siblings, Jacquelyn Davis, Gwendolyn Mitchell, Jerry Smith, Sr. and Sharon (Myles) McPherson; God brother, Ronald (Alicestean) Thomas; sister in law, Nyon (Darrell) Douglas; brother in law, Eugene (Sharon) Cook; three God children, Christopher Cotton, Sr., Shana Ware and Heather Mack; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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