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Norma Lyn Smith was born October 28, 1940 in Jacksonville to Travis and Winifred Smith Musick. She had attended Antioch School near Jacksonville. Lyn married her first husband, Elbert Elisha Jenkins in 1956. With him she had two children, Joey Elbert Jenkins and Lisa Lynn Jenkins.
Lyn was a strong Church of Christ believer in her earlier years as a young mother and wife and was a hard worker in the Rusk Church of Christ. She had worked at numerous jobs around Jacksonville and Rusk including plastic molding factories, Discount City Shoe Department and as a cosmetologist in beauty shops in Jacksonville and Rusk. She met Tommy Bratton in the year 2000 and he became her best friend and caregiver. Hat off to you Tommy. Thanks for being there. Lyn lost her battle to cancer on January 6, 2019. Lyn was preceded in death by her 2nd husband, Roy E. Smith, her brother, Randolf Musick, her son Joey E. Jenkins, her niece, Chris Musick and her great granddaughter, Cheyanne Jenkins.
Left to cherish Lyn's memory are her daughter, Lisa and son-in-law, Jack Robinson of Big Sandy, TX, her granddaughter Cassie Brown and her husband, Jackie Brown of Big Sandy, TX, granddaughter, Jennifer Flowers and her husband, Nick Flowers of Houston, TX, grandson D.J. Jenkins and his wife, Laura Jenkins of Germany, grandson, Brandon Jenkins and his wife Lacy Jenkins of White Oak, TX, and twelve great grandchildren. She also had three step sons that she helped raise with Roy Smith, including Chris Smith of Arizona, Kevin Smith of Houston and Roy Kyle Smith of Jacksonville. She also left behind her sister-in-law whom she was very fond of, Lou Musick and her niece, Lorrie Musick as well as her very special friend and caregiver, Tommy Bratton.
The family would like a very special thanks to go to Christus Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville, TX staff for their wonderful care and request that donations be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701
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