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The Cherryville Eagle

Janelle Cook

Aug 23, 2019 08:28AM

Janelle Cook

CHERRYVILLLE – Mrs. Janelle Leonhardt Cook, 61, of 1811 Requa Rd., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

Janelle was born on April 14, 1958 in Lincoln County, N.C., a daughter of the late Burl Leonhardt and Mabel Canipe Leonhardt. She worked for Richway/Morse Shoe Company, traveling for three years. When she moved back home she married Wayne Cook and was the bookkeeper for Cooks Masonry for 13 years, and also for Farmers Fertilizer, and was a caregiver to her parents.

Janelle was a former member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and served on the Missions and bereavement committee. She is a member of North Brook Baptist Church where she helped to start the clothes closet, the block party, and the back to school program, and also served as a greeter, bereavement, missions.  

Janelle also volunteered for Christian ministry in Lincoln County as a receptionist and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Wayne Cook, of the home; a son, Mike Cook and wife Heather of Cherryville; a daughter, Wendy Lattimore and husband Jimmy of Fallston; a sister, Burlene Eaker; three brothers, Doyle Leonhardt, Jack Leonhardt, and Jamie Leonhardt, all of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Kelssie, Gavin, Payton, Easton, and Natalie; and also surviving are special nieces and nephews, Alisa Eaker, Teresa Leonhardt, Stacy Leonhardt, Kevin Leonhardt, and Angela Leonhardt; and special friends Teressa Brady, and Kathy Beal.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at North Brook Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Wise officiating.

Burial was at North Brook Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Towery, 2357 Bess Chapel Church Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021.

A guest register is available at

Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Cook.