MORGANTON Delwyn "Scoop" Smith Jr., 4, of Morganton, went to be with Jesus Thursday, May 9, 2019. He was born Nov. 19, 2014, in Burke County to Victoria Nickole Howell of the home and Delwyn Jamar Smith Sr. of Salisbury. He was preceded in death by his Paw-Paw, David Vincent Caldwell Sr. In addition to his parents, Scoop is survived by six brothers, Da Vinceon Howell and Ja'Zion Smith, both of the home, Sincere Smith, Siayon Smith, Yazere Smith and Jarron Smith, all of Salisbury; four sisters, Tavionna Hill, Skylar Smith, Jamirra Smith and Jazarria Smith, all of Salisbury; maternal grandmother, Teresita Caldwell Christian and husband, Mike, of the home; paternal grandmother, Wanda Crowder of Salisbury; and paternal grandfather, Terry Chalk of Salisbury; maternal great-grandmother, Beverly "Cookie" Gill of Lenoir; paternal great-grandmother, Jana Caldwell of Morganton; and maternal great-grandmother, Nancy Byrd of Salisbury; and a host of aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. Scoop was attending Blue Ridge Community Action Daycare and Preschool. He loved Mickey Mouse and playing on his tablet; He loved to eat cereal and bananas and had the most beautiful smile you ever wanted to see. He was loving and caring. He loved to make you run around and chase him; he loved to color; he enjoyed playing at the park and climbing on the playground equipment; he liked animals; and he loved his family. Scoop was progressing through his Autism, becoming more verbal in his desires, wants and needs. He will be truly missed. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel, at 2 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Teddy Patterson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton will follow the service. Memorials may be sent to the Autism Society of North Carolina, 172 Wilson Lake Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117. Online condolences may be sent to Evans Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Smith family.

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