Jean Nellie Cook, age 89, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Cranberry House surrounded by family and friends.

She was born on August 9, 1928 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of John Parlier and Lena Storie Parlier.
Jean was a long time member of Elk Valley Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Jean loved spending time with her family and friends.
She was always doing for others and always had a smile. She was an amazing seamstress who made many friends through her love for sewing. Her health brought her to Cranberry House where she called home for 5 years and touched many lives.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Cook, Brothers: John Parlier Jr., Wayne Parlier, Jim Parlier; Sisters; Alma Sumpter, Mary Smith, Pearl Ann McGuire.  Granddaughter; Joy Cook
Jean leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughters, Patsy (Floyd) Townsend of Banner Elk, NC. Betty (Jerry) Ward of Old Beech Mt., NC. Son; Dennis Keith (Judy) Cook of Heaton, NC; Brother: Mark (Dorothy) Parlier of Old Beech Mt. NC,
Granddaughters; Denise (Garry) Powell of Banner Elk, NC, Lindsey (Chase) Elswick of Newland, NC, Grandsons; Stephen ( Kari) Townsend of Greensboro, NC, Tracey Ward of Mountain City, TN, D.J (Angela) Cook of Creedmoor, NC
Great-Grandchildren: Leah, Landon, Lucas, Josiah, Nathan, Ella, and Addy.
Several Nieces and Nephews.
Services for Jean Nellie Cook will be held on, Sunday, February 4, 2018 beginning at 3:00 from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins- Sturdivant Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from2-3PM prior to the service.
Interment will follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery
A special Thank You to the staff at Cranberry House and Nurses and staff of Medi-Home Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to: MediHome Hospice, P.O. Box Box 1357, Newland,NC 28622
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The care of Jean and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
(828) 733-2121

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