Lillian June Dellinger Crook

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LILLIAN JUNE DELLINGER CROOK CANDLER – Lillian June Dellinger Crook, 83, died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Mission Hospital, Memorial Campus. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Baxter and Elizabeth Ray Dellinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Gilbert Crook. Mrs. Crook worked at the Enka Plant for 35 years, and was an active member of Montmorenci United Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Lena Angel of Burnsville; a niece, a nephew, cousins, and her dog, Penny. A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Montmorenci United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Frank and Mary Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to Montmorenci United Methodist Church, 89 Old Candler Town Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. What a blessing and a sweet presence June always was in our church community! We will miss her until we join her at our Savior’s feet. She is there smiling at Him now, as He is at her.

  2. June and George were friends of my parents for many years. I will always remember June as a kind and gracious lady from the very first time I met her. May she have the peace she deserves.

  3. Precious June: You have been a most Precious Friend for many years. I will miss you so much. I give to each member of your family my love and condolences.God Bless each one as we adjust to your homegoing. Love Helen

  4. June and her sweet smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    Our deepest condolences to her family.
    May God Bless

  5. June was a very nice lady it was a pleasure to have known her. My thoughts and Prayers are with all the family.
    Mable Clayton, Weaverville, NC

  6. To Lena, Pat, Dennis and Mary, knowing your sister, and aunt, was a great joy for me. I also enjoyed seeing her smiling face and visiting with her at the Reese Picnics, and Pat you kept me informed regarding her alot.
    I am so sorry for her sudden illness and passing. A beautiful, warm, caring Angel is now with her Lord in heaven.
    My prayers and love are with you all at this difficult time.
    Love, Judy

  7. To the family of Miss June: My deepest sympathy to you. She was a gracious lady and will be muchly missed. May God comfort you.

  8. George and I were third cousins. I remember driving by June’s home for many years on my way to and from work at American Enka Company. I last saw her July 20, 2009, when I visited to deliver some family pictures from my mother’s photo albums. My mother was Christine Warren Israel. As mentioned in other tributes, June was always a warm and lovely lady.

  9. George Gilbert was my older half-brother.Our father was E.Foy Crook. I remember when George was dating June and introduced her to our Uncle Gilbert.He told George he better marry her that she was a jewel.How right he was.June was one of the sweetest,kindest people I have ever known..She did so much for our family, Aunt Bonnie and especially Uncle Gilbert.She was always so kind and loving to me. Our loss is Heavens gain. She and George are finally together again as they sit at the feet of our Savior. We will surely miss her untill we see her again.
    Nancy Crook Simpkins

  10. June was such a sweet and caring person. I loved to see her smile and hear her sweet voice.
    Love,Linda Beach,
    Bonnie, Kita and Rusty

  11. June took us under her wing following the blizzard in 1993. She became known affectionately as ‘Aunt June’ to our family and shared our love for our dog ‘Peabody.’ We made many great memories over the years. June will be remembered as a great lover of animals and a great friend to our family.

  12. June was a very kind, loving, and caring person. She will truly be missed, but knowing June, she is in Heaven now with our Creator. We were neighbors for twenty years and my children grew up loving her as we all did. She will always be remembered.

  13. Aunt June will be so very sorely missed. The laughs, guidence, shared memories of good times and bad … guidence given in love and knowledge. We will miss you so very badly! But, God willing, we will re-unite with you, Mom, Dad and all who met you when you passed over.

    Love forever!

  14. With deepest sympathy to your family. June was such a wonderful person and a very good friend to my Aunt Mariam Thrash who misses her so much.

  15. I met June about 30 years ago, she was a wonderful person. My husband and I rented from her in the park for 30 years. She was a special lady, always enjoyed talking to June. So sorry to hear of her passing. I just foung out in Feb. that she passed away. So sorry.

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