Linda Smith Norman Barnette, 77, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C.

She was born on October 5, 1946, in Thomaston, Ga., to the late Roger Lee Smith and Virginia Humphfrey Smith. Mrs. Barnette was the owner with her husband of Race City Auto Sales in Mooresville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Barnette; and son, Stacey Gibson.

She is survived by her children, Virginia Boney, Alfred Gibson, and Valerie Ruffin; sisters, Dianne Pitts (Ruel), and Pepper Gail McGuire; brothers, Clinton Smith, and Rodney Smith (Sandra Jean); numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and her beloved fur babies, Penni, Pinki-Leigh, Charlie, Coco, Marci, and Spanky.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 25, from 12 to 12:45 p.m. with a service following at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Church of Concord with Rev. Gary Sowell officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

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