Sara Mae Smith

Sara Mae Shoemake Jenkins McNeil Smith of Pettus,TX was born November 20, 1935  to Hartford Shoemake and Evelyn Mann Shoemake in Pearsall,TX. She passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the age of 85.  She married John L. Jenkins Sr. on Feb. 5, 1949. After his passing in 1992, she was married to Nathaniel McNeil (Mack) till his passing in 2010. Sara resided in Pettus, Texas with her present husband Arnold B. Smith Sr.  They were married on Jan. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Linda Taylor, Step brothers:Ronnie and Lloyd Jenkins. She is survived by her husband:  Arnold Smith of Pettus, TX; her children: Judy Nolen (Freddy)of  Pettus, TX, Evelyn Jacoby of Somerset, TX, John Jenkins Jr. of  Tuleta, TX, Donald (Tressa) Jenkins of Beeville, TX, Rita Smith (Bruce) of Tuleta, TX; stepchildren: John Smith (Rita) of  Bennington, OK, David (Shannon) Smith of Lake City, TX, Bobbie (Lisa) Smith of Corpus Christi, TX, Bruce (Rita) Smith of Tuleta, TX. She was blessed to have a large loving family, 17 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren. She has one sister, Barbara Frye (Darrell) from Lusk, WY, a sister, Denia Geiger (Debo) of Spring Branch,TX one brother, Hartford (Sonny) Shoemake (Frances) of Pettus TX. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pettus, TX. Sara was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and was a loving and very giving friend. She was marvelous cook and she enjoyed cooking for family and friends anytime. She also enjoyed playing cards, and she had a real love of music and dancing. The one thing I believe anyone that knew her, would say that her main focus was always her family in her life; she cherished each and everyone of them. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February  5, 2021 at 11:00a.m. Eckols Chapel with interment in Mineral Cemetery, Mineral, TX. Pallbearers: Thomas Ables, DeLane Ables, Bubba (Charles ) Williams, Skipper Pierce, Debo Geiger, Robbie Rodgers and Steven Morgan.