Susan Smart Poole, 64, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

She was born on August 14, 1956 in Memphis, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Peggy Strickland Little and Jack Smart. Susan enjoyed her career as a legal assistant. She loved to cook and bake; she was known for her chicken and dumplings and would travel all over the state for the best chocolate. Susan enjoyed going to the beach, looking at antiques, and could not pass up stomping in a mud puddle or walking through the leaves. She was also not fond of roses. She always cared more for everyone else instead of herself.

She is survived by her husband, Trent Poole; children, Shawn Baker, Michisha Campbell, and Laycee Strayer (Robbie); brother, Kirk Smart (Bonnie); sisters, Jacque Jett (John), Melia Richardson (Jeff), and Jennie Dixon (David); and grandchildren, Jordan Campbell (fiancée, Katie Grant), Ashley Miao (Lei), Mathias and Avery Strayer.

A private family graveside service will be held. For those who would like to view the graveside service, you may go to the following link for the live stream on Saturday, December 19, at 2 p.m. at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fifth Street Ministries, P.O. Box 5217, Statesville, NC 28687.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Poole. Condolences may be made to the family at

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